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Yacht Engineer

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT).   One of its responsibilities is the issue of Engineer Officer (Yacht) Certificates of Competency.

For details of the above and other statutory certificates, you should refer to the appropriate publications issued from time to time by the MCA, available from HMSO bookshops.   The relevant publications in this case are:


The written examinations for the Engineer Officer (Yacht) Certificates of Competency are administered for and on behalf of the MCA by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).  

Examination centres are listed in the above MGN and MIN – these may change from time to time.   Up to date information is available from SQA.

The examinations are prepared and moderated by people involved in the industry and/or training, and approved by the MCA.

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