About me

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Lets pass your exam!

There is no denying it; I'm a slightly unusual teacher. However I blame this on my passion, and my passion for you to pass.

I know your challenges as I worked in the yachting industry for 15 years; firstly starting on sailing boats and then moving across to the dark side, power. During my time as relief Captain I began teaching OOW modules at UKSA. This allowed me to move back ashore, as I had just become a new Dad. It was here talking with my students that the idea of Fred’s oral prep courses and beyond began.

Having completed my OOW/Master 3000gt Yacht in the new system, I personally understand the difficulties faced with undertaking the oral examination. And as one of the only MCA teachers from a yachting background, I saw the need in our industry to create a fresh new approach.

I take my pass rates seriously - therefore I do not diversify and concentrate solely on the Yacht OOW and Master courses to keep the quality and results extremely high. With MCA pass rates at approximately 53% per year (slightly more for Master) there is no room for error. I believe in quality not quantity, and not wasting anyone’s time – so have personally designed bespoke courses to cater for my fellow super yacht crew. In short I have created something I would have liked all those years ago. I have also brought it into the 21st century with my personally written eBook, online quizzes, kindle and my new App/Ipad.

Together, with my wife Emma (the not so silent partner) we will also take care of all the little things, as we know how hard and busy life at sea is.  Lastly to see the great feedback and the way I teach, please click on the links below.