Our General Ship Knowledge (OOW Yachts) course provides an introduction to ship construction, stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reverse buoyancy and damage control, meteorology and seamanship, watchkeeping, preparation for sea, and maintenance.
You’ll learn through both classroom-based teaching and practical sessions. Upon completion of the course, you’ll sit a 2.5-hour written exam, with a pass mark of 60%.
The General Ship Knowledge (GSK) is an all-inclusive course, which can be carried out on either a residential or non-residential basis. For the residential course, the cost includes all food and accommodation. For non-residential learners, the cost includes lunch.
Examination & assessment
General Ship Knowledge (GSK) course assessment consists of a 2.5 hour theory paper. A 60% mark is required to pass the examination.
Live Online Learning course available
Our General Ship Knowledge (GSK) course is also available as a LIVE online learning course delivered by UKSA’s dedicated instructors. Real-time learning sessions are held over the voice and video platform, Zoom and can be completed from home using a WiFi enabled laptop or home PC*.
The course will be run over 5 days (09:00 – 17:00) via zoom with one of UKSA’s expert instructors.
A General Ship Knowledge (GSK) course pack will be posted to you once you are registered on the course.
You will still be required to sit an IAMI examination, this can be sat at UKSA on the Friday of the course (GSK or second Friday Nav and Radar) there is an exam fee of £150.00. Alternatively the IAMI exam can also be taken at any IAMI exam centre.
*Please follow the links below for system requirements to run Zoom on a laptop or PC.