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Commercial Shipping, Yacht, STCW & MCA, and IYT & Leisure Training Programs at Gothenburg and Stockholm in Sweden

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Established in 1967 and located in Gothenburg and Stockholm, Swedish Maritime Academy (Sjösportskolan) has more than 50 years of experience in training at sea and tens of thousands of boat enthusiasts have attended trainings. The school offers a wide range of modern courses from small boat, sailing, yacht to merchant shipping coast to coast in Sweden.

The school is an approved trainer by the Swedish Transport Agency and the British MCA. The boats are also approved for the operation and the instructors are properly trained. Since 2021, they are approved by the Agency for Polytechnics as a college for the maritime education.


In addition to all the scheduled courses, the school also offers tailor-made private courses according to your specific needs. Other services include online courses and rent a boat program for professionals and enthusiasts.

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Training Programs




Vocational Courses - Commercial Shipping

  • Basic Safety Training - STCW (5 days)
  • Basic Safety - Refresh (3 days)
  • BRM - Bridge Resource Management and ERM - Engine room Resource (3 days)
  • BTM - Bridge Team Management Training (2 days)
  • CRM - Crew Resource Management - IMO 1.39 (3 days)
  • ECDIS Generic Course IMO 1.27 (3 days)
  • GOC - General Operators Certificate (9 days)
  • GOC - Refresh (3 days)
  • Chemical Cargo Handling for Deck & Engine Officers (3 days)
  • ROC - Restricted Operators Certificate (3 days)
  • ROC - Refresh (2 days)
  • Oil Cargo Handling Basic Course for Deck & Engine Officers (5 days)
  • Oil and Chemical Cargo Handling - Deck & Engine Officers - Refresh (3 days)
  • Security Awareness Training - ISPS IMO 3.27 (4 hours)
  • Tanker, Oil and Chemical Tanker (2 days)

Vocational Courses - Yachting

  • STCW Basic Safety Training (5 days)
  • GOC - General Operators Certificate (9 days)
  • Master of Yachts 200GT Limited (Offshore) (12 days)
  • Master of Yachts Unlimited (Ocean) (6 days)
  • ROC - Restricted Operators Certificate (3 days)

IYT Courses

  • ICC 24m Sail, 24m Power Coastal and Inland
  • International Bareboat Skipper Power and Sail
  • International Crew Power and Sail
  • International Watchkeeper Flotilla Skipper Power and Sail
  • Learn to Sail / Introduction to Yachting
  • Master of Yachts Coastal/Mate 200gt Power and Sail
  • Master of Yachts Limited Power and Sail
  • Master of Yachts Unlimited CoC
  • Navigation Master
  • Powerboat Skipper
  • Small Powerboat & RIB Master
  • Superyacht Deck Crew & SPBRIB
  • VHF Marine Communication Master SRC
  • VHF-SRC Downloadable PDF Basic Course Completion Cert
  • Weather Master
  • Yachtmaster Coastal Power and Sail
  • Yachtmaster Ocean
  • Yachtmaster Offshore Power and Sail

Vocational Courses - Archipelago

  • Ship Captain Class 8 (5 days)
  • Ship Commander Class 8 with Coast Guard Certificate (3-5 days)
  • Operating Fast Ships (HSF) (4 days)
  • Engineer Class 8 (4 days)
  • Small Powerboat & RIB Master

Leisure Courses in English

  • The Inshore Diploma (2 days)
  • Coastal Yachtmaster Diploma (2 days)
  • Inshore & Coatstal Yachtmaster (4 days)
  • Inland Waterways (1 day)
  • VHF / SRC (1 day)

Leisure Courses in Swedish

  • Boat Driver’s License - Theory
  • Driver's license Youth
  • Coast Guard Certificate Direct
  • VHF / SRC
  • Coast Guard Certificate - Master
  • Boat Practical Course
  • Online Boat Driver's license
  • Online course Coastal Skipper Certificate - The Skipper
  • Online course VHF / SRC - VHF certificate
  • Your Own Boat Training
  • ICC (International Certificate of Competency)
  • Astronomical Navigation
  • Boat Engine Course
  • Canal Certificates
  • Radar Certificate
  • Small Powerboat & RIB Master