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Get Instant Access To All Of These Online Courses And Tests And Earn The Opportunity To Be Selected For A Position In The Superyacht Training Academy Apprenticeship Program, WHICH IS A Fully FUNDED Marine Apprentice Scholarship.

12 months unlimited access
Completion certificate
148 lessons across 5 courses
Bonus reference material
Enrolment to an Apprenticeship
Stream anytime, anywhere
Self-paced, online training
Get a step ahead of your peers
We’ve designed these courses to be accessible and affordable.
If you see yourself pursuing a long-term professional career in the superyacht industry, these courses are for you.
We want to break down the barrier of entry into the superyacht industry and attract people like you who are serious about a superyacht career.
  • 148 lessons across 5 courses
  • 12 months unlimited access
  • Completion certificate
  • Bonus reference material
  • Direct enrolment in an Apprenticeship
  • Stream anytime, anywhere
  • Self-paced, online training
  • Test your knowledge across all departments
  • Get a step ahead of your peers
  • No Risk - Limitless access to each module before completing the final course exam

By putting effort into these courses, you can be awarded the possibility of being selected to partake in a 3-year fully funded apprenticeship with a salary or be chosen for a fully sponsored education programme through Super Yacht Training Academy and be promoted by crew agents globally!

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Successfully complete the E-Learning programme with a high aptitude score and get:

Opportunity 1

Fully paid 3-year Superyacht Apprenticeship valued at over $118,000 (approx. ZAR 2, 124, 000)

Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

Fast track a career in the Superyacht Industry which will put your education and financial status decades ahead of your peers. Get the certificates and the required sea miles, open water sailing and guest services experience while being in a position of command and control; and all the while you are earning a salary.

INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS EARNED

The crew member will earn the following qualifications during the 3-year apprenticeship:

  • Medical Fitness Certificate and STCW (Basic Safety Training)
  • Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 Course for Catering
  • Silver Service Certificate
  • PADI Open Water Diver Certificate
  • Yacht Rating Certificate
  • VHF Radio Operator Certificate
  • Approved Engine Course 1 (AEC 1)
  • Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC 2)
  • IYT Master of Yacht Limited Certificate
  • IYT Master of Yacht Unlimited Certificate
  • Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)
OTHER CERTIFICATES EARNED
  • Certificate of Competency in Safety
  • Certificate of Competency in Service & Galley
  • Certificate of Competency in Sailing, Navigation, Spars & Rigging
  • Certificate of Competency in Deck & Interior
  • Certificate of Competency in Engineering
  • Certificate of Competency in Guest Service
Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

Opportunity 2

Fully funded Starter Education Programme up to the value of $3980 (approx. ZAR 71, 500)

Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

4-Week Starter Education Programme at Superyacht Training Academy - South Africa.

A fully funded sponsorship to equip you with the practical knowledge and skills needed to start your successful career in the superyacht industry in one of 3 disciplines of your choice:

Deckhand
  • STCW 10
  • Superyacht Deckhand Course
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • RYA Powerboat Level II
  • RYA Personal Watercraft
  • RYA Diesel Engine
  • RYA Radar
  • SAMSA SRC/VHF Radio
Stewardess
  • STCW 10
  • Steward/Stewardess Course
  • Level II Food Safety
  • RYA Powerboat Level II
  • RYA Personal Watercraft
  • SAMSA SRC/VHF Radio
Chef
  • STCW 10
  • SYCA Intro Chef Course
  • SYCA Chef Course
  • Level II Food Safety
  • RYA Powerboat Level II
  • RYA Personal Watercraft
  • SAMSA SRC/VHF Radio
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Opportunity 3

Crew Agent Service

A dedicated crew agent will contact and work with you to promote you in the industry, giving you access to career opportunities that new entrants could only dream of when entering the industry because of the results that you achieve on this e-learning system.

Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

The More You Grow - The More You Earn

Start your journey to unlock the superyacht industry's financial benefits today.

Complete the online E-Learning courses and be awarded one of 3 guaranteed opportunities that can help you kickstart a successful career in the superyacht industry.

What to expect financially as you grow your career at sea:

Yacht Length

20m70'
100+m330Ft+'
Yacht Length
20-40m70-130Ft
40-50m130-165Ft
50-60m165-200Ft
60-70m200-230Ft
70-80m230-265Ft
80-90m265-295Ft
90-100m295-330Ft
100+330Ft+
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Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Online Certificate

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose which opportunity I want?
We will identify who will be eligible for the Apprenticeship & Sponsorship Program based on your Course progress, score marks and the passing of a series of interviews. The Ultimate goal of the online eLearning course is to be selected & awarded the Apprenticeship programme opportunity.
Is the Certificate internationally recognised?
  1. If you do the online eLearning and achieve the Fully paid 3-year Superyacht Apprenticeship: all qualifications are internationally recognised.
  2. If you do the online eLearning and achieve the Fully funded Starter Education Programme: all qualifications are internationally recognised.
  3. If you do the online eLearning and achieve the Crew Agent Service: all the crew agents we promote you to are international and specialise in placing crew on yachts around the world.
Why does the Certificate include all departments?
The E-learning programme was designed to give you in-depth knowledge of the entire operations of each department on a superyacht to ensure you know precisely what it takes to run a vessel.
Can I get a job if I don’t complete the Certificate?
If you fail to complete the online certificate, you can access the world’s most comprehensive and succinct career guidance tool and find out what to do, when, and where to do it at your own pace Click here to sign up today.
Can I get a job once I have completed the Certificate?
If you have completed the certification, there are three avenues
  1. You get selected for the 3-year apprenticeship program with guaranteed employment and a salary.
  2. You get selected for the sponsorship programme. Once completed, the crew agent will assist you in finding a job.
  3. A crew agent will assist you in finding a job once you have obtained the following:
    • STCW (Basic Safety Training)
    • ENG1 (Medical Fitness Certificate)
    Please visit Academy by Ephemeris to guide you if you want more information regarding the above.
What if I do not complete all the courses in 12 months?
If you do not complete the course within 12 months of enrolling. You purchase the course again and are welcome to do it as often as you like.
Can I cancel at any time?
Once you have purchased the course, it is non-refundable and is valid for 12 months.
What happens If I fail a course exam?
You have unlimited access to each module. However, if you take a course test and fail, you must repurchase the course bundle to continue. Therefore, it is essential to go over the courses as often as needed to ensure that you are confident to write the exam and pass it.
What are the minimum technical requirements to complete the courses?
You will need a good internet connection and a laptop, tablet or phone. Streams require a bandwidth of at least 5 Mbps, with a supporting browser like Chrome, Safari or Firefox. You can download the app on your mobile device and access the course on the go.

iOS
All devices that run iOS 9 +
Those are:
All mobile devices from iPhone 4s +
All iPads from iPad 2 +
All iPad mini devices
All iPod touch devices of the 5th generation and higher.

Android
All devices that run Android 5 +
I passed the course but am not happy with my overall score. Can I retake the course?
You can redo the course package as many times as possible our goal is to attract determined, hardworking people to this industry. But, first, you must repurchase the course to redo and improve your overall score. Courses can not be individually purchased and completed.
What is the Apprenticeship programme?
It is an all-inclusive 3-year superyacht apprenticeship. Students who obtain 90% and above will stand a chance to qualify.
The number of times it took you to complete the course and how long it took you will also be considered.
Once you have been shortlisted, you will go through a series of interviews online and in person before being selected.
What is the Sponsored learning programme?
The top 7% of students who did not qualify for the apprenticeship and achieved 90% and above will be considered for a fully funded 4-week starter education sponsorship at Superyacht Training Academy in South Africa.
The number of times it took you to complete the course and how long it took you will also be considered.
Once you have been shortlisted, you will go through a series of interviews online and in person before being selected.
How many times yearly and when are the winners chosen?
Twice yearly. January & July.
Who can participate in the Programmes?
Any user who is 18 years of age at the time of being selected.
You will also need a valid biometric passport and pass the final test of the e-learning course.
What documents should I provide if I am selected?
A valid biometric passport, additional documents and visas (if required) In the Apprenticeship Programme, visa cost is covered by the Platform.

3-year Apprenticeship Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

What is covered by the Apprenticeship programme?
The apprenticeship includes all education material and associated training costs to achieve the standards and qualifications set by the program. You will be provided with flights to the training location/s and assisted with any required visa/s and associated expenses. Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be accommodated on board a training vessel or in designated single en-suite crew accommodation ashore and provided with industry-standard food, beverages, and toiletries. In addition, you will be provided with industry-standard personal medical insurance in addition to your monthly salary.
What is NOT covered by the Apprenticeship programme?
Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be responsible for your own personal expenses and any additional training courses you may choose to undertake above and beyond the apprenticeship. Any additional flights outside your contractual allowance and visa/s for locations where you are not required to travel to under the program. Along with any additional medical cover, you may choose to subscribe to above and beyond the industry standard.
Will I get a salary during the Apprenticeship programme?
Yes. You will be paid a salary, any salary increases over the duration of the programme will be considered based on your performance appraisals.
Will I get a job after the programme?
You are guaranteed employment once you have completed the three-year apprenticeship program. For the duration of the three-year apprenticeship, you will also be fully employed.

Sponsored Learning Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

What is covered by the Sponsored learning programme?
The sponsorship includes a one-course package of your choice (Deck, Stewardess, Chef), your medical fitness certificate and accommodation. In addition, you will be responsible for flights, daily expenses such as food and any applicable VISA for South Africa.
Will I get help finding a job after finishing the Sponsored learning programme?
Yes. Once you have completed the programme, a dedicated crew agent will assist you with employment and immediately put you in line for a job at no extra cost.

Crew Agent Service

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the crew agent service, and how does it work?
If you have completed the course and do not qualify for the apprenticeship or the sponsorship, you will be contacted by a dedicated career crew agent who will guide you on every step of your career search.
How will a crew agent help me?
  • The crew agent will assist you with getting your career started.
  • Provide you with information regarding further training at preferred training providers based on your preferred location.
  • Assist with your CV.
  • Guide you to ensure you have all the correct documents/certificates and training to start a successful career.
What are the terms and conditions of the service?
To receive a dedicated crew agent’s service, you must complete the course successfully and obtain the Online Certificate to access the crew agent. Terms and conditions of the service will be regulated by any agreement between you and the crew agent.

NOTE: You should not be charged for placement on a vessel by a Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) regulated crew agent.