ONLINE E-LEARNING PROGRAMME

Stand a chance to unlock opportunities like never before with our revolutionary superyacht online e-learning programme

GET DIRECT ACCESS TO THE SUPERYACHT INDUSTRY

WHAT MAKES THESE COURSES DIFFERENT?

This course was designed to create industry leaders passionate about pursuing a long-term professional career in the superyacht industry.

Each of the five courses were meticulously written and prepared by industry professionals with vast knowledge and experience within the superyacht industry over many years. This E-Learning programme is guaranteed to give you an in-depth understanding of the entire operations of each department on a yacht to prepare you for a successful start to your career and put you a step above the rest. Completing these courses will open career opportunities that the yachting industry is yet to see.

The online learning community of theory-based classes are for career-oriented learners who are serious about a career in the superyacht industry.

It is not just another e-learning programme which will give you just a certificate. Instead, it is intense and challenging as it was designed to forge the industry leaders passionate about every aspect of their superyacht career.

It gives a perfect understanding of all aspects of the yachting career.

If you are looking for a long-term professional career in the superyacht industry, these courses are for you:

  • 156+ lessons across 6 modules
  • 12 months of 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

We want to break down the barrier to entry into the superyacht industry and attract people who are serious about a superyacht career.

Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

Why should you enlist today?

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 Superyacht Training Academy and be promoted by crew agents globally!

Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

The Selection Process for the Apprenticeship & Sponsorship

There are 2 intakes yearly - In January and July.

Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

THE APPLICATION PROCESS:

To win a place in the Apprenticeship or the Sponsorship Programme, candidates must successfully complete the online e-learning courses with a score above 90% and pass 3 rounds of the interviews - online and offline - in South Africa (Flight tickets and accommodation are free for the Candidate). After Final Selection and Admission, Candidates will receive a confirmation call and invitation to the Programme.

 

SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION TO APPLY:

  • Age 18+ on the moment of starting Apprenticeship
    Sponsorship Programme
  • Valid Biometric Passport
  • CV
  • Valid References

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

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

Fast track your career in the Superyacht Industry and put your education and financial status decades ahead of your peers. The apprenticeship program will allow you to receive all certificates and the required sea miles, open water sailing, and guest services experience while being guided and controlled by superyacht professionals.

All while earning a salary and spending your free work and education time with the same young and inspired team members as you are.

Work, study and have fun - isn’t it the best tool for a successful future in the yachting industry?

THE SIX ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAMME

Comprised of 10 courses form the learning foundation

1SAFETY
2SERVICE & GALLEY
3SAILING, NAVIGATION, SPARS & RIGGING
4DECK & INTERIOR
5ENGINEERING
6GUEST SERVICES
  • The 3-year Apprenticeship Programme includes:
  • 10 Internationally Recognised Qualifications
  • 6 Certificates of Competence
  • Flights
  • Applicable Visa's
  • Monthly salary
  • Accommodation
  • Toiletries
  • Meals
  • Learning Materials
  • Uniform
  • 38 Days Annual Leave
  • Medical Fitness Certificate
  • STCW (Basic Safety Training)

  • Training Vessels:
  • Various powerboats from 4 to 10 meters in length
  • 10-meter racing sailboats
  • 19-meter luxury catamarans
Superyacht Apprenticeship Program
Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS EARNED

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

  • 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 Services

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME

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

New entrants in the yachting industry are constantly faced with the high cost of obtaining the minimum requirements needed to start a career in the superyacht industry.

Being awarded a sponsorship is highly beneficial as you combine the theory learnt on the E-Learning programme with real-life, hands-on practical training. This will enhance your possibilities of securing employment and accelerate your superyacht career in the discipline of your choice.

Choose one of 3 disciplines:

1

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
Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

2

STEWARDESS

  • STCW 10
  • Steward/Stewardess Course
  • Level II Food Safety
  • RYA Powerboat Level II
  • RYA Personal Watercraft
  • SAMSA SRC/VHF Radio
Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

3

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
Superyacht Apprenticeship Program
Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

BENEFITS OF A SPONSORSHIP:

  • Accelerated career growth
  • Increased knowledge and skills
  • Competitive advantage over all new entrants
  • Enhanced CV
  • Crew Agent to assist you in finding employment
  • Low cost to enter the yachting industry
  • Certified at one of the best yachting schools in the region

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Medical Fitness Certificate (ENG 1)
  • STCW (Basic Safety Training)
  • Accommodation
  • Applicable transport
  • Exam fees
  • 4 Week Training program in the discipline of your choice

CREW AGENT SERVICE

A dedicated crew agent to promote you and help secure your first job.

Searching for work, especially as a newcomer, is a confusing and complicated process. However, a professional, experienced crew agent knows precisely how to promote you and give you access to career opportunities that a new entrant could only dream of when entering the industry.

What is included:

  • Dedicated Crew Agent
  • Advice on further training
  • Document checks and advice
  • Assistance in securing employment
  • Career guidance and support
  • Professional CV assistance

The Crew Agent's primary mission is to help you find your first job according to your skills, abilities, needs and desires.