MCA stands for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and it is the organisation responsible for maritime safety in the UK. This role encompasses setting the standard for training and certification for seafarers, and they are the agency who set the minimum requirements for certification for superyacht crew. The MCA is an agency of the Department for Transport of the British Government.
Even if you have completed similar courses, unless they are approved by the MCA they will not be recognised for use in the superyacht industry.
If you have any previous maritime experience, or wish to talk to someone in more detail about which level of certification is right for you, please contact the MCA directly. They can be contacted on 023 8032 9231. Please click here for full contact information.