Command and Control Course – Frequently asked questions


The two-day command and control course aims to provide delegates with the opportunity to develop decision making skills in line with recommended industry procedures. Delegates will work in simulated scenarios to resolve various issues, with each delegate taking turns to be ‘in command’. The third day of the course consists of round table training at the AkzoNobel paint and coatings factory.


Who should apply?

This course has been designed for experienced superyacht captains or Chief Officers holding a valid Master 3000GT license or above who are looking for simulated command experience prior to taking their first command.

When is the next course?

The course runs every October, with the next dates being 8th – 10th October 2019.

How many Captains will attend?

A minimum of six and maximum of twelve delegates will operate in teams of no more than three.

Is there a qualification or certificate at the end?

The West Nautical Superyacht Captain Command and Control Course is a Merchant Navy Training Board recognised course, with an MNTB certificate being awarded to delegates upon completion of the course.

The MNTB recognition status provides delegates with assurances regarding the good practice, process and criteria by which the training course will be formally delivered and the costs involved. 

Where is the course?

The simulator used for the course is located at the South Shields Marine School near Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England.

Are there any minimum entry qualifications?

All delegates must hold a valid STCW Reg A-II/2 Master (Yacht) 3000GT or above qualification.

What are the fees?

£1,200.00 plus VAT per person.

What is included in the fee?

The fee is fully inclusive of all airport transfers, local transport, lunch and evening meals and entertainment.

What accommodation is provided?

All delegates are accommodated in the same hotel; the Jurys Inn on the Quayside of the River Tyne, and West Nautical shall provide all local transportation including to and from the Marine School.

The course fee does not include accommodation, which West Nautical shall book on the delegate’s behalf at a discounted rate of £70.00 per room per night.

What do I need to bring with me?

Just yourself and your enthusiasm – everything else will be provided!

How do I apply? 

Please email to register your interest and we will send you the course application form.


For full information about this course please click here. You can also view some of our previous delegates’ feedback by clicking here.