International Yacht Training Worldwide

E-Learning

IYT ElearningIYT now offers flexible online boating courses & preparation courses

  • You choose where and when you study.
  • Progress at a pace that suits you.
  • Choose an IYT partner school to help you put it all into practice.

We know that a “one size fits all” approach to learning doesn’t work for everyone. With online courses your learning can take place when and where it suits your schedule.

This approach may be particularly useful for people looking to prepare for an ICC online.

Finally a word on safety.  For people to be safe they need a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. This is why we insist that students demonstrate their skills on the water before being awarded an IYT certificate.  We have a network of schools and instructors globally where the practical component may be undertaken. 

IYT E-Learning Courses

Presently we have online preparation courses to support our most popular courses and we continue to improve existing courses and add new courses.

Professional

Professional courses are designed for pursuing a career in the superyacht industry. To date the following professional courses are available in the IYT blended e-learning programme.

Marine Communications Master – VHF Short Range Certificate 

This is a FREE online ‘preparation’ theory course.

Students may study and obtain all the theoretical knowledge to competently operate a VHF/SRC Radio absolutely FREE.  

We hope students will choose to proceed to an IYT Partner School to complete the practical training which will require payment for the “theory completion certificate”.  This certificate must be presented to the school where you will prove competency by taking a practical examination.   After successful completion of the practical examination, you will be awarded a “Marine Communications Master – VHF Short Range Certificate of Competency” recognised by the Marshall Islands Shipping Registry.  

Please note that IYT does not dictate what the school will charge for their time and effort conducting practical examinations. 

For more details about the Marine Communications VHF/SRC course see details here.

To take this online preparation course please click here.

Maritime Business & Law

This course is required for obtaining the IYT Master of Yachts Limited MCA Recognised Certificate of Competency.

For more details about the Master of Yachts Limited course see details here.

To take this online theory course please click here


Recreational

To date the following recreational courses are available in the IYT blended e-learning programme.

International Crew

This is a FREE online ‘preparation’ theory course, examination and course completion certificate.

Students may study and obtain all the theoretical knowledge to competently operate a VHF/SRC Radio absolutely FREE.  

After successfully completing the final online theory examination you will receive an online pdf “International Crew Theory Couse Completion Certificate”.  Please visit the IYT partner school most convenient to you to complete the practical training course.  On successful completion, the school will order your final “International Crew Certificate of Competence”.

The International Crew Course is a five-day course and is a level of competence that someone needs when acting as crew or watchkeeper of a small yacht in protected waters. The International Crew Course should be completed prior to taking the International Bareboat Skipper course unless one has trained and holds a certificate of equivalent competency from another training association.

There is no pre-requisite experience required to take the International Crew Course.  For more details about the International Crew course see details here.

To take this online theory course please click here


International Certificates of Competency (ICCs)

This is a FREE online ‘preparation’ theory course.

Students may study and obtain all the theoretical knowledge to obtain an ICC absolutely FREE.

The ICC course will prepare you for an International Certificate of Competency issued in accordance with UN Resolution 40 which is a requirement in many European jurisdictions. Please see this page of our support site to ensure you are eligible to receive an IYT ICC.

We hope students will choose to proceed to an IYT Partner School to complete the practical training and actually gain the ICC certificate.  In order to do so, we require payment for the “theory completion certificate”.  This certificate must be presented to the school where you will receive practical instruction and challenge a final practical examination.  After successful completion of the practical examination, you will be awarded the IYT International Certificate of Competency.  Our training course is recognised by the MCA. 

Please note that IYT does not dictate what the school will charge for their time and effort conducting practical training and examinations. 

For more details about the ICC course see details here.

Please note that there are 4 versions to choose from so please make sure to choose the one that best suits your needs.  They are:

  1. Theory – Coastal Waters – International Edition
  2. Theory – Coastal Waters – Canadian Edition
    • contains an extra module for Canadian residents – Transport Canada recognizes this ICC in lieu of the PCOC card
  3. Theory – Coastal & Inland Waters – International Edition
    • Includes the CEVNI theory and examination for inland water endorsement
  4. Theory – Coastal & Inland Waters – Canadian Edition
    • contains an extra module for Canadian residents – Transport Canada recognizes this ICC in lieu of the PCOC card
    • Includes the CEVNI theory and examination for inland water endorsement

To take this online preparation course please click here.

International Flotilla Skipper
                      &
International Bareboat Skipper

This is a FREE online ‘preparation’ theory course, examination and course completion certificate.

After successfully completing the final online theory examination you will receive an online pdf “International Flotilla-Bareboat Skipper Theory Couse Completion Certificate”.  Please visit the IYT partner school most convenient to you to complete the practical training course for either International Flotilla Skipper or Bareboat Skipper.  Whether you receive Flotilla or Bareboat Skipper depends on your prior experience and seatime.  Upon successful completion, the school will then order your final certificate of competency for  “International Flotilla Skipper” or “International Bareboat Skipper”.

The “depth of knowledge” required for the theory portion of the International Flotilla Skipper course is the same as required for the International Bareboat Skipper course, however, the International Flotilla Skipper qualification is a great ”stepping stone” to safely acquiring the 200 miles and 10 days at sea as required to progress to the IYT “International Bareboat Skipper” qualification.

For more details about the International Flotilla Skipper course see details here.

For more details about the International Bareboat Skipper course see details here.

To take this online theory course please click here

Marine Communications Master – VHF Short Range Certificate 

This is a FREE online ‘preparation’ theory course.

Students may study and obtain all the theoretical knowledge to competently operate a VHF/SRC Radio absolutely FREE.  

We hope students will choose to proceed to an IYT Partner School to complete the practical training which will require payment for the “theory completion certificate”.  This certificate must be presented to the school where you will prove competency by taking a practical examination.   After successful completion of the practical examination, you will be awarded a “Marine Communications Master – VHF Short Range Certificate of Competency” recognised by the Marshall Islands Shipping Registry.  

Please note that IYT does not dictate what the school will charge for their time and effort conducting practical examinations. 

For more details about the Marine Communications VHF/SRC course see details here.

To take this online preparation course please click here.


Dive Boat

IYT has offered a Dive Boat Training programme since 2014. We are currently re-writing the programme to better suit the needs of the industry. Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates.