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About the Course


Neilson is working in partnership with our partners UKSA, to deliver a bespoke part-funded RYA Yachtmaster Offshore course.


You will train to become a flotilla skipper and upon successful completion of the scheme, you will be guaranteed employment for two seasons within a Neilson resort as a qualified Yachtmaster. 


The cost to candidates is only £2,000 as Neilson will fund the remaining cost.


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  • Phase 1: Training at UKSA and gaining your RYA Yachtmaster Coastal and commercial endorsement


  • Phase 2: Full seasons paid employment with Neilson 


  • Phase 3: Training at UKSA gaining your RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA Cruising Instructor


  • Phase 4: Full seasons paid employment with Neilson


Where can it take you?


With a shortage of qualified yacht masters to meet the demands of our popular, ever-growing activity holiday industry, we need to find the right people for the job and remove the financial barriers that many may face. 


With this in mind, we have teamed up with UKSA to offer you the necessary training along with the security of a guaranteed job upon graduation. 




All-inclusive training at UKSA


This all-inclusive course gives you practical experience, safety knowledge and all the skills required. Your food and accommodation are included so you can focus on your studies.


With over 30 years of experience, UKSA will prepare you for your first steps into the industry via unrivalled guidance, teaching, one-to-one mentoring.


Price: £2,000 (incl. all food and accommodation)


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If you are aged 18+ and you have the ambition to train hard in order to deliver top-quality yachting experiences, then you could be the right person for the job.


For the UKSA Professional Yachtmaster Training, you will need to complete a selection event.


You will be required to obtain an ENG1 seafarer medical fitness certificate to work at sea in order to apply for your RYA Commercial Endorsement.





Course qualifications upon completion:


  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail)
  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Shorebased
  • RYA Short Range Radio
  • RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
  • MCA Elementary First Aid
  • MCA Personal Survival Techniques
  • RYA Cruising Instructor (Providing pre-requisites are met)


How to apply:

If you wish to be considered for this amazing opportunity, you will need to attend a selection event with Neilson. Please contact us to find out more about the selection event and to reserve your place.


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Email: or call us on (01983) 203038.