Maritime Training

Maritime Training at HLSCC offers a number of specialised courses/workshops that prepare individuals to work in the yachting, ferry, shipping and boating industries.

Maritime Short Courses

The courses or workshops are listed below:
  • STCW – [5days] ($1150 – effective 1 April 2022)
    • Do I need a Full STCW or a “refresher”??
  • CARIBBEAN BOATMASTERS Grade 2/3 [5days] ($500)
  • CARIBBEAN BOATMASTERS Grade 1 [5 days, or online plus 3 days] ($500)
  • Radar Navigation [3 days] ($300)
  • Chart work/Orals tuition for VISR Exams on request ($100/day)
  • VHF Radio [1 day] ($175)


Other details are as follows:
  1. Boat masters 2/3 is now offered as part distance/online learning, followed by a 3 day classroom workshop.
  2. For Grade 1 there is an additional 3 day module in Radar Nav’ & Navaids.
  3. Anyone already holding a Grade 1 Licence may enroll for the 3 day Radar Navigation & Navaids Course only, if wished. (Price $300)
  4. Tutorials available for VISR Chart work and Oral exams. ($100/day)
***Please note that the running of courses is subject to subscription (numbers)

Marine Professional Training (MPT) – Level 1: Marine Hand

Course Overview: MPT Level 1 is a gateway learning platform into the BVI Marine Industry. Comprised of internationally accredited certifications as well as workplace apprenticeship learning, this is the way to begin your Career Path into the Marine Industry.


This Course meets at HLSCC Marine Centre 5 days per week for 2 months, all day, each day. Attendance is critically important, as each day builds upon the lessons learned the day before. After completion of the 2 months workshop, you will then commence your 2 month MPT Level 1 Apprenticeship with a Local BVI Marine Business. 5 days per week, all day, for 2 months. As before, attendance is critically important. No prior marine experience is necessary. All that is required is commitment, effort and a desire to succeed.


Learn more about MPT1 here
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Contact Information

For further information regarding Maritime Training courses or programmes, please contact:

Mark Goodinson
Maritime Programme Manager


Matthew Holt
Maritime Programme Manager