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Deckhand Apprenticeships and STCW & MCA Approved Maritime Training in Whitby, UK

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Located at Whitby, North Yorkshire - UK, 54 North Maritime Training is a leading specialist provider of training courses across maritime, security, fire and medical disciplines.

54 North Maritime has its training facilities in Whitby, North Yorkshire the workplace orientated courses are delivered at client’s premises by arrangement.


54 North Maritime training centre is accredited to Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) courses. From Fire Marshall Training for workplace environments, to MCA approved Fire Fighting, the training centre provides the essential skills and knowledge to prevent fire incidents and to safely utilize specialist equipment to control and extinguish fires.

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Training Programs




Maritime Apprenticeships

  • Deckhand Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships provide training and development for young people aged 16 - 24 years aimed at those newly entering the workboat industry and aspiring to become a deckhand. 
  • The Apprenticeship will lead to:Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Studies (Workboat pathway); Functional Skills Level 1 for maths, English and ICT - or if you already hold these or an equivalent, Level 2 may be undertaken; STCW Certificates in Elementary First Aid, Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques, and Personal Safety & Social Responsibility; Short Range VHF Radio Operators Certificate (optional); Where possible, several other extra-curricular courses such as Vessel Stability, Diesel Engine Maintenance. etc.

MCA/ STCW Courses

  • Basic Safety training
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Personal Survival Techniques Update
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness
  • Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
  • MCA Approved Engine Course Pt.1 (30 hours)
  • MCA Approved Engine Course Pt.2 (40 hours)

RYA Courses

  • Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Offshore Theory
  • Radio GMDSS Short Range Certificate

Other Courses

LAST UPDATED ON Dec 7, 2020