A complete guide to yacht crew training

With so many courses available, some of which being mandatory, yacht crew training can certainly be a minefield. Whether you're junior crew starting out in the yachting industry, or mid- to senior-level crew hoping to get further ahead in your career, it can be difficult to know which crew-training courses are required, which are preferred, and what each will entail.

Yachting Pages has put together a series of crew-training guides to help you navigate the training ladder; learn which courses you need for various roles on board, as well as some general tips to help you in your search for crew-training schools and providers.

Male sailors on board sailing yachtWhich training and qualifications do I need?

Whether it’s your first job or you’re looking to progress, there are a range of qualifications available, some of which are required by law. We provide insight and advice into the qualifications beneficial for each role.

Find out which training you require to work on board

STCW Basic Safety Training

STCW Basic Safety training is mandatory for all crew working aboard a superyacht. Find out how to obtain your STCW certificate, including how much it costs, what you'll need to prepare and what's involved.

Learn about STCW Basic Safety Training

Green first aid boxSTCW medical training qualifications

MCA-approved STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid and Medical Care On Board Ship courses enable crew to offer more medical services to the persons on board their vessel.

Find out about superyacht medical training qualifications

Superyacht officer of the watch on duty in bridgeMCA Officer of the watch (OOW) certificate

To become a deck officer on board, crew need to gain the Officer of the Watch (OOW) qualification, allowing them to keep watch and navigate from the bridge for safety and smooth operation of the ship.

Find out more about becoming an Officer of the Watch

superyacht stewardess standing with serving trayStewardess and interior training

No interior training is mandatory for a stew, but to get ahead in the race, it’s highly recommended to enrol on a tailored course to improve your chances of landing a job on board

Find out about stewardess and interior training courses

female engineer working on engineYacht engineering courses

Yacht engineering qualifications were introduced in February 2001 to provide an industry standard system of certification, allowing all those who wish to pursue marine engineering careers to do so regardless of previous training.

Find out about yacht engineering training

Superyacht crew driving tender boatRYA Powerboat Level 2 course

To drive a superyacht tender, crew need an RYA Powerboat Level 2 or National Powerboat qualification for an overall introduction to powerboating and tender handling. This teaches the fundamentals of boat handling and safety.

Find out about the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course

yacht crewmember on VHF radio docksideVHF Radio course for yacht crew

The VHF radio is a vital piece of safety equipment on board a yacht, and it's important for crew to understand the correct procedures.

Find out about VHF Radio courses

 

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A complete guide to yacht crew training

With so many courses available, some of which being mandatory, yacht crew training can certainly be a minefield. Whether you're junior crew starting out in the yachting industry, or mid- to senior-level crew hoping to get further ahead in your career, it can be difficult to know which crew-training courses are required, which are preferred, and what each will entail.

Yachting Pages has put together a series of crew-training guides to help you navigate the training ladder; learn which courses you need for various roles on board, as well as some general tips to help you in your search for crew-training schools and providers.

Male sailors on board sailing yachtWhich training and qualifications do I need?

Whether it’s your first job or you’re looking to progress, there are a range of qualifications available, some of which are required by law. We provide insight and advice into the qualifications beneficial for each role.

Find out which training you require to work on board

STCW Basic Safety Training

STCW Basic Safety training is mandatory for all crew working aboard a superyacht. Find out how to obtain your STCW certificate, including how much it costs, what you'll need to prepare and what's involved.

Learn about STCW Basic Safety Training

Green first aid boxSTCW medical training qualifications

MCA-approved STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid and Medical Care On Board Ship courses enable crew to offer more medical services to the persons on board their vessel.

Find out about superyacht medical training qualifications

Superyacht officer of the watch on duty in bridgeMCA Officer of the watch (OOW) certificate

To become a deck officer on board, crew need to gain the Officer of the Watch (OOW) qualification, allowing them to keep watch and navigate from the bridge for safety and smooth operation of the ship.

Find out more about becoming an Officer of the Watch

superyacht stewardess standing with serving trayStewardess and interior training

No interior training is mandatory for a stew, but to get ahead in the race, it’s highly recommended to enrol on a tailored course to improve your chances of landing a job on board

Find out about stewardess and interior training courses

female engineer working on engineYacht engineering courses

Yacht engineering qualifications were introduced in February 2001 to provide an industry standard system of certification, allowing all those who wish to pursue marine engineering careers to do so regardless of previous training.

Find out about yacht engineering training

Superyacht crew driving tender boatRYA Powerboat Level 2 course

To drive a superyacht tender, crew need an RYA Powerboat Level 2 or National Powerboat qualification for an overall introduction to powerboating and tender handling. This teaches the fundamentals of boat handling and safety.

Find out about the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course

yacht crewmember on VHF radio docksideVHF Radio course for yacht crew

The VHF radio is a vital piece of safety equipment on board a yacht, and it's important for crew to understand the correct procedures.

Find out about VHF Radio courses

 

Click here to search crew training

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