Career training at UKSA

One of the largest providers of RYA and MCA professional training

We offer structured career paths and professional training routes into the yachtinghospitality, watersports industries.

We have been delivering exceptional professional training for 30 years – and are one of the largest providers of RYA and MCA courses you will find.

Whether you’re just starting out, looking for an alternative to university, a career change, or you’re an experienced seafarer wanting to progress your career, we’ve got something for you.

Career support

Choose UKSA for your professional training and you’ll also get access to the top industry employers, mentoring, guidance, industry knowledge and wide-ranging career support.  As part of your course you can attend sessions on how to write an appropriate CV, the types of jobs available and how to find them. We pride ourselves on offering ongoing support to our graduates.

Free online recruitment service and access to our network of employers

  • Online recruitment service, exclusively for our career-training students.
  • Access to our large database of employers that we’ve spent 30 years building.
  • Potential employers can view your profile and contact you directly.
  • The chance to apply for some of the hundreds of jobs that we deal with every year.
  • We also run a regular programme of talks by industry professionals and crew agents, so you’ll get the chance to meet potential employers face-to-face.

Course guidance and quality teaching

We believe in offering more than the syllabus and exam passes; we aim to ensure that you achieve your personal best, putting you in the best position possible at the end of your training to be successful in your chosen career.

We don’t close our doors when classes end for the day. You’ll have access to study rooms and facilities after teaching hours if you need, to help you get the most out of your course, and your instructors can often be found around site when they’re not teaching.

The wealth of industry experience from our teaching staff is second to none; we have some of the most highly regarded people in the industry teaching our students.

We have an impressive fleet, dedicated marine engineering workshops, lecture rooms, resource areas and the best professional training locations on our doorstep in Cowes, Isle of Wight – the home of yachting.

Come to one of our regular open days to see the facilities and site and to meet the team.

Food and accommodation included

You’ll live on site, with food and accommodation provided*, enabling you to concentrate fully on your course.

*There are always a few exceptions to the rule, check the individual course page to confirm if your course is residential or non-residential.


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