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Hotel operations courses

Candidates should ensure they meet the entry qualification requirements for each course. For further advice, please contact the admissions team.

The courses offered are summarised below as follows:

  • Entry level – for all new entrants to the maritime industries
  • Superyachts (commercial yachts) -  for service on board private and commercial yachts
  • Auxiliary courses – additional courses that may also be appropriate for hotel operations personnel

Entry level

STCW Basic Safety Training Week (required by all new entrants)

Superyachts (commercial yachts)

Intermediate and advanced level (yacht senior steward/ess)

Art of Service

Beverage Specialist

Service Specialist

Proficiency in Medical First Aid 

Proficiency in Security Awareness

Management level – less than 500GT (yacht chief steward/ess)

Leadership and Management

Art of Service

Beverage Specialist

Service Specialist

Advanced Fire Fighting 

Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats)

Proficiency in Medical Care

Updated Proficiency in Medical Care

Management level – more than 500GT (yacht chief steward/ess)

Additional courses often required for larger yachts include:

Human Element, Leadership and Management - Operational Level

ISM Code Familiarisation

Auxiliary courses

Crisis Management and Human Behaviour in Passenger Ships

Crowd Management on Passenger Ships

Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

Tender Operations

Leadership Coaching for Senior Officers

Training for Instructors (excluding Teaching Assessment)

Proficiency in Medical Care

Updated Proficiency in Medical Care

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level)

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level)

RYA National Powerboat Certificate - Level 2

RYA Powerboat Intermediate/Day Navigation

RYA Advanced Powerboat

RYA Powerboat Instructor Pre-entry Assessment

RYA Powerboat Instructor

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

RYA Personal Watercraft Proficiency

RYA Personal Watercraft Instructor

RYA Short Range Certificate Radio (VHF)

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