Take your career to new heights 

UKSA is one of the the world’s top providers of MCA yacht certificates, offering a comprehensive range of all-inclusive Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and STCW approved courses, including:

Right through to MCA Deck Officer and Master training for superyachts and workboats.

Top quality Instructors

Our instructional team is made up of highly skilled industry experts from the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and superyacht sectors. Authorities who will share their skills and expertise with you as you study.

Captain Bill Tate

Bill Tate is a Master Mariner with over 30 years of sea-going proficiency and 20 years of teaching MCA yacht modules. He is a member of the MCA Yacht Qualifications Panel, Chairman of the IAMI Small Craft Group and oversees all MCA training at UKSA.

‘I am personally passionate about ensuring the superyacht sector receives good quality and appropriate training to make life at sea safer’  Captain Bill Tate, Head of Maritime Training

Flexible Training

We offer an extensive course schedule which provides flexible training options to enable crew and officers to plan their career progression and training around their busy schedule.

UKSA is a PYA Regional Office

As a PYA regional office, we have the ability and authority to certify all of your existing qualifications. Whilst on-site our MCA Training Manager will help you to prepare all of your necessary documents prior to them being sent to the PYA to verify your sea time. This service facilitates a painless and efficient way to secure your Notice of Eligibility (NoE) to allow you to sit a MCA oral exam for Deck Officer or Master.

What is STCW?

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (commonly known as STCW) is a legally binding international convention on minimum standards for training and qualification for those working at sea. In simple terms, it outlines the minimum training that all seafarers must complete before taking employment at sea.

You can read more about the Convention on the International Maritime Organisation’s website.

You won’t find a better place to do your MCA and STCW training!