MCA Master 200

The MCA Master 200 qualification (more formally - Master code vessels less than 200gt / OOW 500gt) is seen by many RYA Yachtmasters as the next significant step in the advancement of their professional maritime careers.

The Master 200 qualification enables the holder to captain any vessel less than 200 gross register tonnes (gt). This includes work-boats, small tugs and wind-farm vessels. It is also the entry point for those wising to develop their career through higher certificates - 500gt, 3000gt.

The qualification is gained after successful completion of an oral examination conducted by an MCA examiner. The content of the exam builds upon the knowledge already gained through the RYA Yachtmaster programme, but also tests on subjects ranging from maritime business and law, pollution control, salvage, emergencies, bridge procedures, M notices, stability etc

There are 2 different operational levels:

Limited (not more than 150 nautical miles from a safe haven) OR Unlimited (worldwide)

Master 200 training and prerequisites:

18 years of age or over

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence (commercially endorsed by the RYA) - for limited status

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence (commercially endorsed by the RYA) - for unlimited status

RYA Yachtmaster/ Coastal Skipper Shorebased Certificate  - limited status

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased Certificate - unlimited status

Valid ENG1 medical certificate or an MCA accepted equivalent

STCW basic safety training

STCW HELM (Operational)

GMDSS - either ROC (restricted operators certificate) for limited status or GOC (general operators certificate) for unlimited status

5 days ~ 9.30am - 5.00pm

The cost of the course is £975

Next scheduled Course start dates;-

Monday 22 October 2018

Monday 3 December 2018

Monday 18 February 2019

Monday 15 April 2019

Monday 17 June 2019

Monday 26 August 2019

Please call 01326 211800 if you require any further information or dates scheduled after those listed above