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Yacht Training & Competency

Working on a yacht or super yacht is a great career move if you are looking to travel the world. To begin your career on a yacht, you need basic safety training which can all be done at Stream Marine Training. To help you gain additional qualifications and become more employable in the yachting industry we recommend the additional course of Crowd Management and for yacht engineers AEC 1 and AEC 2.  At Steam Marine Training, you can gain all the qualifications you need in a short space of time, meaning you can start your career quickly. For more information, see our Customer FAQ's below.

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STCW Basic Safety Training Week (BSW)

5 Days On Site

From £725.00

Our individual dates for STCW Basic Safety courses are still currently being arranged if you require to book separately.

Under STCW, all new entrants to the maritime industries are required to complete an STCW Basic Safety Training Week before joining a vessel.

It is made up of the following courses,

Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF)

Elementary First Aid (EFA)

Security Awareness (PSA)

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)

These courses can be taken individually or can be taken together in this cost saving package.

Successful delegates will be awarded with an MCA approved STCW certifications (EFA, FPFF, PST, PSSR and PSA) after a short exam. 

Every 5 years for PST and FPFF elements.

A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving licence or a valid discharge book (not more than 10 years old).   

STCW requires all seafarers to receive familiarization and basic safety training or instruction in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. The minimum requirements for familiarization and basic safety training are contained within the Basic Safety Training Week (BSTW) and meet the appropriate standard of competence.

£825 excl. VAT

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STCW Proficiency In Crowd Management (CM) - Online via Webinar

0.5 Day Webinar

From £120.00

The STCW Proficiency In Crowd Management course is set up to offer crew on board vessels that deal with passengers on a regular basis. This course is taught in line with the STCW Code (2010): Regulation V/2(&3) pa. 4, 5 & 6 and Section A-V/2(&3) pa. 1, 2 & 3.  

  • Locate essential safety and emergency equipment on board.  

  • Communicate effectively with passengers during an emergency.  

  • Demonstrate the use of personal life-saving appliances.  

  • Comply with the ship's safety and emergency procedures.  

If you are interested in being taught this course at our facilities in Paisley rather than over webinar, please click here. 

Successful delegates will be awarded with an MCA approved STCW Proficiency In Crowd Management, after a short exam.

  1. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 

  1. If you are unsure of which prerequisites you may need for a course, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency to check. 

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  1. Please note for this course you must have a stable internet connection with a PC, laptop that has an active camera. SMT must be able to see you at all times in order for you to sit the course, take the examination and if successful receive your certificate through the post. 
  2. Participants are advised to have stable Internet speeds of over 5 Mbps for the best user experience.
  3. At least 330 kbps (send), and 245 kbps (receive) will be required for connection.
  4. We recommend using a desktop/laptop computer or a tablet with a large enough screen to comfortably see the presentation and follow media materials.
  5. If a mobile/tablet device is used make sure to have both Zoom and Microsoft Teams applications installed. The device must have a functioning web-camera and microphone.

£115 excl. VAT

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MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (AEC1)

5 Days

From £950.00

The MCA Approved Engine Course 1 is set up to offer prospective delegates with basic practical training and theory development that satisfies the requirements of the DFT Codes of Practice for the safety of small commercial, motor and sailing vessels. There are 30 hours' worth of learning over the five-day course, including dismantling marine engines and auxiliaries to obtain component exposure and create a full appreciation and understanding of the working principles. This will include basic maintenance, legislation, safety, good practice, housekeeping and reduction of fire hazards. The aim is to provide familiarisation, confidence and ability to diagnose and repair defects in operational machinery. 

  • Compression ignition engine 

  • Fuel system 

  • Air systems 

  • Cooling systems 

  • Lubrication systems 

  • Electrical systems 

  • Power transmission 

  • Hull fittings 

  • General Engineering 

  1. Must be over 18 years

  2. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 

  1. If you are unsure of which prerequisites you may need for a course, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency to check. 

Successful candidates will be awarded with the MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (AEC1) certificate, after a short exam.  

Writing material and overalls. 

£950 excl. VAT

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MCA Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC2)

5 Days

From £950.00

The MCA Approved Engine Course 2 course is set up to offer delegates with theoretical knowledge and practical hands on experience of additional areas, as laid down in the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) AEC 2 syllabus. The aim is to enable them to meet the COC requirements of the new common “Small Vessel” (Yachts, Tugs, Fishing Vessels, Workboats, Standby, Seismic Survey, Oceanographic Research Vessels and Government Patrol Vessels, of less than 3000 GT and Power Less than 9,000 kW with Unlimited Area of operation.) It forms part of the required modules to enter the industry as a junior/assistant engineer, with the ability to progress through to the Small Vessel Second Engineer Officer qualification. 

When combined with AEC part 1, this unit can also be included as part of the award for an MCA’s Marine Engine Operators License (MEOL), which is the licenses required by the Chief Engineer on UK Flagged vessel of less than 750 kW operating in near coastal waters (150 miles from the nearest shore). 

  • The components and their arrangement in a compression type refrigerant plant and basic fault finding 

  • Legislative and management requirements within engineering operations 

  • Knowledge of maintenance systems on-board 

  • Knowledge of safe systems of work within an engineering environment 

  • Knowledge of safe operations when undertaking lifting and/or slinging operations: 

  • Knowledge of the electrical distribution system on-board 

  • Knowledge to maintain basic hydraulic systems 

  • Knowledge and the practical skills to undertake basic maintenance 

  • Knowledge and the practical skills to undertake basic maintenance 

  • Knowledge of the Fresh Water system onboard 

  • Knowledge of the Sewage system onboard 

  1. Minimum age 18 years old. 
  2. The candidate must have successfully completed the AEC 1 course or a recognised equivalent. It is the responsibility of the candidate to produce evidence that their equivalent qualification to AEC 1 has been accepted by the MCA as being a satisfactory equivalent. 
  3. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 
  4. If you are unsure of which prerequisites you may need for a course, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency to check.

Successful candidates will be awarded with the MCA Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC2) certificate, after a short exam. 

You must bring a pair of overalls and suitable footwear. It may be beneficial to bring a laptop, in order to access some information given on a memory stick, however this is not essential. 

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£950 excl. VAT