|Boat Masters Licence||
27th February – 1st March 2023, 30th May – 1st June 2023, 24th – 26th July 2023, 23rd – 25th October 2023
Certification: Upon successful completion candidates will receive MCA approved certification in the following:
Duration: 3 Days (0900hrs – 1700hrs Daily)
Package price: £399.00 (Please note all prices include vat @20%)
Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA
This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.
Our STCW Course – Boatmasters’ Licence ancillary safety training conforms to the STCW 2010 Manila amendments.
Boatmasters’ Licence – ancillary training courses
South West Maritime Academy are proud to be one of the few UK training providers offering the full three courses required for the Boatmasters’ Licence ancillary training as a 3 day package.
The ancillary training courses are one of the elements you are required to complete as part of the process of applying for the MCA Boatmasters’ Licence, giving you the basic skills required to exhibit an understanding of essential safety when using a vessel on the inland waterways.
Further details on what other prerequisites you will require before applying for your Boatmasters’ License can be found below.
The full Boatmasters’ Licence ancillary training course package runs over three days, commencing with the First Aid element, moving on to the Fire Safety course and finishing with the Water Safety element. However, these courses can also be booked individually and run over a day each per course.
The Boatmasters’ license (BML) is needed for passenger and non-passenger, commercial vessels that operate on inland waterways and certain coastal areas. It is a requirement as defined under the Merchant Shipping regulations, which came into force in 2007. In order to Master a vessel, commercially in categorised waters, you must be qualified under the BML Regulations.
How to obtain a Boatmasters’ License?
To qualify for a BML you will need to submit the following documents to your local Marine Office:
You will also be required to complete both oral and practical examinations:
The Boatmasters’ License ancillary safety training consists of three modules*:
*There are also equivalent training options that can be used in the stead of the below courses, all of which we supply at SWMA. Details can be found through the following link to the .gov website.
Please contact us if you require any further information about this course or wish to book on behalf of a company:
Telephone: 01454 260130
Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00
Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with course joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment will be received by email.
There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget. For a list of local accommodation please click here.