MCA training at UKSA

Why train MCA

We are a world-leading provider of MCA and STCW training and work with professionals from across the globe supporting their career development.

All-inclusive facilities and expert training

Giving specialist career guidance at UKSA

Our instructors

Our world-class team is made up of highly skilled industry experts from the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and professional yachting sectors. They will share their skills and expertise with you as you study, ensuring you are effectively supported and mentored in order to continue your career progression.

Develop and hone your skills to propel your career with our team of industry experts, whose teaching, support and mentoring will ensure you maximise your time with us. We offer flexible and bespoke packages for crews and individuals, so please do get in touch for further information.

Lister accommodation room showing twin beds


Our 3.5-acre waterfront campus is situated in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the home of yachting. We offer dedicated facilities and premium accommodation to our MCA students in Lister House, with shared twin occupancy en-suite rooms as standard. Single room upgrades are available at an additional cost (please speak to our team about upgrading your stay with us).

Access to our indoor pool, gym and bar provide plenty of opportunities to wind down after studying. In addition, we are conveniently located within walking distance of Cowes town centre, where there are plenty of good shops, restaurants and bars.

Transas and ARI simulator suite

Training facilities

We are continually investing in our facilities to ensure we offer a first-class teaching environment for professionals visiting us. Our MCA and STCW programmes are taught in modern lecture rooms with simulator suites to help accelerate your understanding and outcomes. Specialised classrooms include our radio room, personal survival room, engineering workshop and yacht maintenance workshop.

We’re not just a 9-5 training provider, as we offer evening and weekend access to our classrooms and resources to ensure you get the most out of your time ashore.