Emsworth School of Navigation

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Emsworth School of Navigation is an MCA and RYA accredited training centre offering a range of shorebased courses for people who wish to develop a career in the marine industry.

Our highly professional instructors have a wealth of experience in their field and pride themselves in providing training in an approachable and friendly manner to ensure that all students get the tuition they need to achieve their aims.

We are based in Emsworth, Hampshire and have very good transport links by road, train and air.  Southampton and Gatwick Airports are only just over an hour away from Emsworth.

MCA Engineering Courses

MCA Approved Engine Course 1 (AEC 1) - this 5 day course is seen as the first rung on the engineering ladder for those with no formal marine engineering experience and is an ideal introduction for those who wish to improve and enhance their employment prospects in the various aspects of the marine industry.  It is a very hands on practical course where students work on a variety of marine engines.

MCA Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC 2) - The MCA have recently introduced a new course, MCA Approved Engine Course 2 (AEC 2) as part of the small vessel engineer training programme. This new scheme is designed so that engineering qualifications will be transferrable between different industry sectors (yachts, workboats, tugs, fishing vessels etc) and will no longer have offshore limits.

RYA Courses

We also offer RYA training including RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory for those who are progressiong towards the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification as well as the one day RYA VHF SRC Radio Course, RYA Radar and RYA 1st Aid Course.

STCW Training Centers

Emsworth School of Navigation have their training center located in Emsworth, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Terms and Conditions

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Customer Reviews

Emsworth School of Navigation reviews as published on Google:

  • Tom Harry

    Tom Harry

    Average rating: a year ago

    My AEC 1 and AEC 2 courses were excellently delivered by a great instructor. Learnt alot and lots of practical of back up the theory. Very useful and wise investment.

  • Jules Watt

    Jules Watt

    Average rating: a year ago

    I have enjoyed and taken part in two courses now at this school and thoroughly enjoyed them and came away with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the subject.
    100% recommend Emsworth School and already looking for my next course in the very comprehensive menu of courses available.

  • Alex Thompson

    Alex Thompson

    Average rating: a year ago

    thank you to Karen and her team, it was all very excellent. a fantastic school in a charming location. best wishes Alexander

  • Philip Pearson

    Philip Pearson

    Average rating: a year ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed this course (AEC Level 2), a good stepping stone for furthering a career in the marine engineering industry. The instructor we had was very professional and made the course enjoyable as well as informative. The admin was good and the training aids were good for the course, things will be improved even further when they move to bigger premises. I will look forward to training with them in the future.

  • Brian O'Sullivan

    Brian O'Sullivan

    Average rating: a week ago

    Well run and professional, thanks Karen.

  • James Moon

    James Moon

    Average rating: June 28, 2021

    I did (and passed) my one day VHF course and exam at Emsworth School of Navigation. The teaching was at just the right level for our group, focussing not just on the required elements, but useful real world tips as well (with plenty of opportunities to ask questions). Would highly recommend.

  • modalsounding


    Average rating: June 28, 2021

    VHF SRC radio. Great course! Instructor highly experienced, knowledgeable and helpful. Good venue for learning and clear arrangements beforehand by Emsworth School of Navigation. Nice cafe nearby. Will recommend..

  • Giles Paddison

    Giles Paddison

    Average rating: June 22, 2021

    Karen is absolutely the best teacher on the planet! I cannot praise the business highly enough, the patience shown by Karen and the team in teaching me knew no limits!

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