UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship is a structured four year programme designed to train the future officers of the superyacht industry. Developed in close consultation with the MCA and their approved training guidelines, the cadetship course combines phases of training at UKSA with paid work placements in the superyacht industry – a great way to earn while you learn.
It is also possible to compete a FdSc (Foundation Degree) in Operational Yacht Science during phase 1 and 3 of the Superyacht Cadetship, awarded by Plymouth University.
To apply for the training, you need to attend a 2 day Selection Event consisting of an aptitude test, team building exercises, delivery of a presentation on a superyacht and an interview.
You must have an ENG1 seafarer medical fitness certificate to work at sea and to enable you to apply for your RYA Commercial Endorsement.
Training at UKSA is all-inclusive with no hidden extras. Course fees include all training, food and accommodation, examinations, certification, logbooks and internet access for the training phases of your programme.
Our careers students benefit from 1:1 mentoring, access to our careers network, realistic careers advice and help with CVs.
As a charity we have funding opportunities available for many of our students.
With yearly intakes, UKSA’s next Superyacht Cadetship commences on the 30th September 2019 in Cowes, Isle of Wight.
About the provider
UKSA is a youth charity and maritime training provider based in Cowes, Isle of Wight – the heart of the yachting world. We offer truly transformational opportunities for young people through sailing and watersports. If you’re considering a career in yachting or watersports, we will have a course to suit you, whether you are an entry-level novice or a professional looking to top up your training and qualifications.
UKSA offer the very best professional maritime training courses alongside youth development programmes to transform young people’s lives. We don’t just offer certification and training, as a youth charity we can offer that bit extra and make sure we really look after our young people. While on site you can take advantage of our indoor heated swimming pool, bar and study areas. We have a fantastic fleet, a waterfront campus, inspirational instructors and great facilities.