Professional Yacht Cadetship
UKSA is a youth charity offering transformational opportunities for young people through sailing and watersports. We focus on three areas: personal development, schools and group visits, and professional maritime training. We are based in Cowes, Isle of Wight - the heart of the yachting world.
We don't just offer certification and training, as a youth charity we can offer that something extra. We really look after our young people. Our careers students benefit from 1:1 mentoring, access to our careers network, realistic careers advice and help with CVs. We help over 9,000 people a year to achieve their personal best. We have a fantastic fleet, a waterfront campus, inspirational instructors and great facilities.
Professional Yacht Cadetship:
A structured four year apprenticeship which allows you to earn while you learn to train for a long-term career in superyachting.
Developed in close consultation with the MCA and their approved training guidelines, the cadetship course combines phases of training at UKSA with paid work placements in the superyacht industry.
It is also possible to complete a FdSc (Foundation Degree) in Operational Yacht Science alongside the Cadetship, providing you meet the pre-required UCAS points (or equivalent).
There is an associated bursary, the Professional Yacht Cadetship Bursary, which young people can apply to for funding towards their training.
Applicants should be between 18 and 25.
Good communication skills, oral and written, are essential, as is a good understanding of mathematics. Cadets should ideally have GCSEs (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science, passed with grades A-C.
To apply for the training, you need to attend a 2 day Selection Event consisting of an aptitude test, team building exercises, delivery of a presentation on a superyacht and an interview, where you will be required to demonstrate a proven interest in a long term career within the superyacht industry.
Those opting to also complete the Foundation Degree alongside the Superyacht Cadetship will require at least 120 UCAS points at A2 level. If you are over the age of 21, and you do not have the required UCAS points, you could be assessed on any work place learning / training you have done.
Duration: Delivered over four years, including time to earn while you learn.
Yachting Cadetship Qualifications:
Officer of the Watch (Yachts less then 3000gt) Certificate of Competence
Advanced Sea Survival for Yachtsmen
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts)
General Ships Knowledge (OOW Yachts)
GMDSS General Operators Certificate
Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operation Level)
Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean (sail)
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore (sail)
RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased
Commercial endorsements for RYA Yachtmaster qualification*
STCW Basic Training
Personal Survival Techniques (STCW A-VI/1-1)
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2)
Elementary First Aid (STCW A-VI/1-3)
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (STCW A-VI/1-4)
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased
RYA Marine Short Range Radio
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Small Craft Radar
MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC)
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (STCW code Reg A-VI/6-2)
Yacht Maintenance Training
Foundation Degree in Operational Yacht Science**
Call our dedicated course advisors on 01983 203038 to find out more about selection days.
1st October 2017 and also 1st October 2018
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