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UKSA is one of the world’s most respected maritime training providers, running a comprehensive range of all-inclusive MCA and STCW approved courses.  We offer training from entry level right the way through to 3,000gt.

Training is delivered from our purpose-built, all-inclusive waterfront location in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, England. Everything you need you’ll find on our vibrant 4-acre facility: navigational training simulators, specialised classrooms, engineering workshops, accommodation blocks, training galley for superyacht crew, canteen, bar, and gym – all housed on our campus.

UKSA is easily accessible from London, Bournemouth, and Southampton airports, with transport links from Portsmouth or Southampton ferry terminals.

Our instructional team is made up of highly skilled industry experts from the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and superyacht sectors; Authorities that will share their skills and expertise with you as you study. Our flexible approach to training makes it easy to fit in essential ongoing career development and re-validation of qualifications around work commitments. We also offer bespoke packages for crew and individuals.




Arctic Road
Isle of Wight
PO31 7PQ


Name:Claire Scholes
Tel:+44 (0)1983 203001

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SuperyachtNews meets Adame Ahmed, a participant in the UKSA's Sea.Change programme, at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023…


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UKSA launches new ‘Superyacht Stewardess and Steward’ training course

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UKSA funds 80% of students

The Isle of Wight-based charity has supplied an average of £12,000 per student for its Superyacht Cadetship course…


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UKSA reports record number of students

The maritime youth charity had over 10,000 beneficiaries in its 2022/2023 training programmes, a third of which were funded…


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Increase in women’s uptake of UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship

85 per cent increase in women taking part in charity’s training course…


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Cadetship funding applications skyrocket

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