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Efficient Deck Hand

Course Info

Duration : 4 Day(s)

Approval: MCA



Mandatory Requirements for an Efficient Deck Hand Certificate:

Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) is the qualifying examination for an Able Seafarer Deck certificate. You must be at least 17 years of age to qualify

The following certification and experience will permit entry on to the EDH course and examination:

Persons attending this course MUST have completed 1 of the following:-

  • An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore; or
  • A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months’ seagoing service and a steering certificate; or

  • An NWR Certificate; or

  • A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 level 2 certificate; or

  • A Tug Rating with at least 6 months’ seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate; or

Note: Before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months’ seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required. Seagoing service in category C and D waters (open sea/rivers open to tidal ranges) will be accepted at full rate.

This course is STCW MCA Approved and is conducted in accordance with their training standard

This course is designed to meet the latest standards of the MCA for the issue of an Efficient Deck Hand Certificate


Special Notes:

Please bring your original certificates as required above along with your discharge book/ evidence of sea time on the first day of your course. Failure to do so will result in you not being eligible to commence the course

Delegates or booking companies MUST ensure that one of the below forms of personal identification is available to be presented at course registration:

  • Passport
  • Discharge Book (or equivalent National document recording a person's sea service)
  • National I.D. Card

The above request is enforced by the MCA.


£360.00 Excl vat


Course/ On-site Car Park/ Hot or Cold Lunch/ Wifi/ Hot Drinks throughout the Day



Event Date Available Spaces Book
13/12/2021 1
24/01/2022 5
07/03/2022 2
09/05/2022 5
04/07/2022 5
22/08/2022 5
03/10/2022 5
28/11/2022 5