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Larger Yacht Service WILL count towards OOW Unlimited Certificate

Recently published MIN 498 has clarified the MCA position on service on Yachts >24m length.  Recognising, I guess, the skills which are transferrable from larger yacht service to merchant shipping, the MCA has closed the gap between the qualification routes for Yacht Officers and Merchant Navy Officers.   79 more words


HELM – for skippers: a new STCW requirement

HELM – Human Element in Leadership and Management is the new qualification produced by the MCA in response to the 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW 1978 convention. 278 more words


ECDIS requirements for Small Craft Skippers

MIN 494

Developments in the requirements for a Notice of Eligibility for Masters <200GT qualifications have meant a change to the qualification required to sit the oral exam and revalidate Certificates of Competence. 316 more words


jonathaneverest reblogged this on The Professional Yachtsman and SCV Skipper and commented:

When I initially posted this there was a lot of interest. Basically rules coming in for the start of 2017 will mean that if you have not sat an ECDIS IMO model 1.27 course, your Masters CoC will not be recognised for any ECDIS-equipped vessel.

Module 1

So yeah I heard back about my first module….

I GOT 100% ! :D WOW I am so happy :D

Now just got to finish module two……

watch this space


10 Questions to Ask Before Allowing Employees to Telecommute

More than ever, people are opting out of clocking in at the office and are working from their own turf instead. One in five workers across the globe telecommute from outside the workplace, many of them from the comfort of their homes, according to a recent… 1,376 more words

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Inequality is entrenched in our education system, and the new ‘appeals’ process is just the tip of a much more challenging iceberg

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) have, unsurprisingly, declared the new approach to exam appeals a success: the number of appeals has plummeted from 66’000 in 2013 to 8500 this year; successful appeals have dropped to just 2000 from 32’000 last year; and the costs to the (taxpayer funded) SQA have been slashed (having reached an eye-watering £750’000 in 2013). 1,090 more words


UK - Employment rates much higher with at least one qualification compared with no qualifications

Fewer than half (48.5%) of those with no qualifications were in employment compared with around 8 in 10 (80.7%) of those with at least one qualification. 51 more words

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