Certificates of competence

Certificates of Competence – You & Sea’s team has considerable experience of training staff for commercial organisations and public bodies throughout Scotland, including Police Forces, wind farms, fish farms and marinas.

We are totally focused on meeting customer needs and will happily design a purpose-built RYA/MCA training programme tailored to your requirements and timetable.

Commercial practical courses are built on the foundations of the RYA courses, such as Powerboat 2 and Advanced Powerboat, to which are added a number of endorsements for commercial purposes. We can arrange all of the necessary theory & practical courses for you other than the medical exam.

 

RYA Advanced Powerboat CoC

The RYA/MCA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence (‘CoC’) Examination is undertaken by those wishing to operate craft commercially up to 20 miles from a safe haven by day or night.

Duration:

1 candidate: 4 to 5 hours 2 candidates: 5 to 6 hours 3 candidates: 6 to 7 hours. No more than three candidates can be examined in one session.

Cost:

Exam Fee: £181, to be sent with the application form. Boat Hire: £150 to cover fuel & equipment used during the exam.

Notes:

Dates can be arranged to coincide with completion of your Coastal Skipper course or Exam Prep Course.

Pre-Requisites:

Seatime –

  • 30 days,
  • 2 days as skipper,
  • 800 miles (this reduces to 400 if you have completed the Advanced Powerboat course)
  • At least half the qualifying seatime must have been accrued in tidal waters.

Certificates - 

  • A valid First Aid Certificate
  • A VHF License.

Minimum Age - 

  • 17

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal CoC

Duration:

6-10 hours for 1 candidate, 8-14 hours for 2 candidates

Cost:

Exam Fee: £188, to be sent with the application form. Boat Hire: £100 to cover fuel & equipment used during the exam.

Notes:

This is the exam which will allow you to complete your Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence and work commercially under MGN 280 up to 20nm from a safe haven.

Dates can be arranged to coincide with completion of your Coastal Skipper course or Exam Prep Course.

 

Pre-Requisites:

Seatime –

  • 30 days,
  • 2 days as skipper,
  • 800 miles (this reduces to 400 if you have completed the Coastal Skippers course)
  • At least half the qualifying seatime must have been accrued in tidal waters.

Certificates - 

  • A valid First Aid Certificate
  • A VHF License.

Minimum Age - 

  • 17

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore CoC

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Examination is, for many boaters, the ultimate qualification when working commercially, or for a leisure boater simply a confirmation of the level that you have attained in your boating. Passing the Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (‘the examination’) means that you are considered competent “to skipper a motor cruiser on any passage during which the yacht is no more than 150 miles from a safe haven”

Duration:

The exam will last approximately 8 to 12 hours for one candidate and 10 to 18 hours for two candidates.

Cost:

Exam fee is £210

Notes:

This is the exam which will allow you to complete your Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence and work commercially under MGN 280 up to 20nm from a safe haven. 

Dates can be arranged to coincide with completion of your Yachtmaster Prep Course. 

 

Pre-Requisites:

Seatime –

  • 50 days,
  • 5 days as skipper,
  • 2500 miles, at least 5 passages over 60 miles, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two of which have involved overnight passages.
  • At least half the qualifying seatime must have been accrued in tidal waters.

Certificates - 

  • A valid First Aid Certificate
  • A VHF License.

Minimum Age - 

  • 18

Conversion from Sail to Power

Holders of the Yachtmaster™ Coastal or Yachtmaster™ Offshore sail Certificate of Competence may take a conversion exam to obtain the equivalent power certificate of competence. Candidates may also convert from power to sail. The same rules apply whether you are converting from sail to power, or from power to sail, but the exam for converting from power to sail may take slightly longer.

Duration:

The exam will take about three hours. The examiner may ask questions or set tasks on any part of the syllabus but will concentrate on those sections which are markedly different in a motor cruiser, eg boat handling, passage planning, radar.

Cost:

£113

Pre-Requisites:

The mileage shown below must be in the type of boat that you are converting to. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam. Half of the qualifying seatime must have been conducted in tidal waters.

For Yachtmaster™ Coastal conversion exams

  • Minimum of 400 miles
  • 12 days living on board
  • 2 days as skipper
  • 12 night hours

For Yachtmaster™ Offshore conversion exams

  • Minimum of 1250 miles
  • 25 days living on board
  • 3 days as skipper
  • 3 passages over 60 miles including 1 overnight and 1 as skipper

 

 

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