Deckhand Course For Steward & Stewardess Crew

This training adheres to all of the required guidelines and standards imposed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to provide certification.

The deck hand course will provide you with everything you need in order to become proficient in all of the tasks necessary in being a deckhand, steward or stewardess, including important information regarding security awareness. Afterwards, students who will be graduating from the course will be competent in all of the tasks used while working on a yacht as a certified deckhand.

This training is offered in two sections.

Perfect Entry Level Course

Being designed for entry level crew members who have no experince in the maritime indusry it is one of our longer courses and is offered in 2 parts.

Onboard & Seamanship Skills

This section enables you to become confident with all aspects of working onboard super yachts while providing the skills required compitent, capable and certified steward or stewardess.

STCW 2010

This is a required training for anyone working at sea. It’s an international convention for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers. Our facility is fully accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to issue certificates to students.

Topics that you’ll cover

Onboard Skills

The Deckhand Skills portion of the training is what provides students with all of the necessary skills and training that they will need in order to be a completely competent deckhand and an asset to the crew they are working with. Some of the material covered includes an introduction to superyachting and the deck hand course, followed by terminology, etiquette and life on board.

Seamanship Skills

Those who complete this training will aquire skills such as how to be an effective and expert member of a crew, how to dock, undock, and moor a yacht, as well as basic seamanship, basic navigation, safe working practices and anchor handling, exterior and interior cleaning, care, and maintenance, as well as a number of other skills that deal with practical experience at sea and practical experience of being on board of a superyacht.

Elemental First Aid (EFA)

The second portion of the deck hand course deals with safety procedures, and anyone working onboard a maritime vessel is required by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to be in possession of certification for completion of this training.

It is essential in order to ensure that all safety procedure and protocols are observed on board by all crew members, to make sure that utmost safety is being practiced while on board. This prevents emergency and crisis situations from occurring while on board, for the safety of both the crew and any passengers who might be on board.

Fire Prevention & Fighting Techniques

This module equips you with the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of fires aboard vessels and the correct use of fire-fighting equipment along with rescue techniques.

Personal Survival Techniques

You will learn about survival techniques and correct use of equipment, launch and recovery of life rafts, preparation for survival and use of search and rescue organisations. Non-swimmers can also participate on this module.

Personal Safety & Social Responsibilty

This module is classroom based covering basic induction training in safety procedures and accident prevention, getting students familiarized with employment and working conditions onboard superyachts.

Proficiciency In Security Awareness

The second portion of this course is the STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training, whcih also includes a Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Module. This module is designed to members of the crew who are not assigned any security duties, but who still have a responsibility to be aware of key security issues. Such issues might include maritime transport industry threats, definitions of maritime security terms, roles of security.

Course Duration & Travel Information

The deckhand course for steward and stewardess crew members runs for 15 days. The training package offered inculdes 16 nights accomodation at our campus in Yacht Haven as well as all your meals and transport to and from Phuket International Airport.

Please make sure to arrive on campus one day before you are scheduled to commence your training.

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