Working in boating: here’s a degree course for yacht captains

graduation yacht captainsHere comes the“Bachelor Degree in Business with Specialization in Management for Yachting Captains.” What is it? Let’s translate it. It is a “graduate course in Business with a specialization in Management for Yacht Captains” and is organized by
GY Academy
. What is the goal of this project? Relaunch the skills and credibility in the global market of people working in the Italian maritime industry. This is to ensure quality and protect the professionalism of captains, but not only that. It is also an opportunity to enter this world with an official certificate.

The graduate course in management for yacht captains.

How does the course develop? The training course is able to provide all the skills necessary for the captain of a yacht to manage it: this means knowing a yacht from its design to refit operations. The degree level corresponds to an MQF Level 6.

Who can participate in the course?

Captains-maritime professionals with years of experience in the industry who have not graduated but wish to do so without having to go over everything they have already learned and have up to 50 percent of their previous work experience recognized as part of the degree program;

New graduates – for those who are starting from scratch and want to enter the recreational boating management industry

Graduates – students who already have a previous degree and are looking for a career change or want to get into recreational boating

Entry requirements include completion of secondary school, matriculation examination or professional qualification (MQF level 5) or at least one year of documented maritime service.

How the course works

The GY Academy (based in Malta)-in collaboration with the ISYL (Italian Superyacht Life) Foundation and NAVIGO, a nautical innovation and development company-have developed the degree with this program.

  • The recognition of prior learning: Students enrolled in the program have the opportunity to apply for recognition of prior knowledge and skills that the student has acquired through formal (training courses, workshops, seminars, etc.) and nonformal (on-the-job) learning, allowing them to reduce the study time for the bachelor’s degree by up to 50 percent (from 3 years to 1.5 years).
  • Practical: Students have the unique opportunity to experience in practice what has been taught during the degree program. Work experience, in addition to a diploma, required by this type of market is also provided during the course.
  • Employment opportunities: in addition to employment in yachting, those taking the course will gain skills for professors such as yard manager, recreational tourism, marine consulting, business or economic development, entrepreneur, project management, yacht management, business development,,, operations supervisor, safety operations coordinator, sales manager.

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