Ship’s Cook Certificate of Competency


2 days

Accredited by HABC and compliant with CISR and MCA

In 2013, the PYA took the initiative to develop a luxury yachting equivalent route to obtain the compulsory Ships Cook Assessment with the MCA. This was undertaken in response to the pending regulations under MLC (with the deadline of August 2014 looming), where it was required for MLC compliant commercial yachts to have a qualified “Ship’s Cook Certificate” holding cook on board at all times when catering for more than 10 crew on board. (Note this does not include guests).

If nothing had been done, our chefs and cooks would have had to take a further education route of up to 6 months to qualify for a certificate – but now they can achieve this in an assessment course in a few days. There are currently two MCA approved SSC Assessments centres (France and UK based) who offer this easy route for the yacht chefs to achieve the SCC.There are various entry level requirements for application for the SCC as well as certificates of equivalency and in some cases exemptions.

In collaboration with  Ocean Wave – Monaco.

For course dates and more information please contact or call Lucy at +33(0)6 46 64 10 61.


Additional information

Ship Cook Certification  MCA (UK) – MSN 1846

Application for a Ships’ Cook Certificate of Competency – MSF 4395




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