Our Courses

 What Will I Gain From Attending SYNC?

The most relevant, up-to-date knowledge on how to succeed in the quickly growing super yachting industry.

Learn Tips and Tricks from experienced Superyacht Chief Stewardesses who not only want you to succeed but to love your Yachting Experience.

Know how to act and present yourself to be able to stand out and become a valued and loved crew member.

Where to go and how to get there through first-hand experience.

Quality course material to revert to at any given time.

The skill set to succeed above and beyond what is expected of a junior stew.

Know the skills involved to prepare yourself for that dream job interview.

Have the confidence to make cocktails, pour wine and pop that $1000 bottle of Champagne

Understand your role and career choice as a Stew and how to present yourself; off and online.

To be prepared for not just getting that dream job but making sure you keep it.

Leave with a Certificate of Course Completion to show your Superyacht Stew Skills.

Have access to our extended support.

Course Packages

R7 850

Superyacht Stew Course

The Superyacht Stew Course, run by Chief Stewardesses actively involved in the super yacht industry, is aimed at developing the stewardess skills you will need to become a successful yacht steward/ess.  After completing the Superyacht Steward/ess Course you will be confident in the main interior departments, namely, laundry, housekeeping and service.

Who is this course for?
If you have already completed your requirement course then this is a must in having the confidence to land and keep that dream job.
You will leave the course with:

Completed CV with professional photo
Access to selected Crew placement agencies worldwide
Practical skills application on-board a super yacht
Superyacht Service Skills
Flower Arranging & care
Mixology
Wine service, knowledge and food pairing
Exclusive access to SYNC course content
Continued support and contact from the SYNC team

Pease see attachment for the detailed course breakdown Superyacht Stew Course

R8 750

Superyacht Stew Step-Up Course

The Superyacht Stew Step-Up (Advanced) Course is run by a Chief Stewardess/ Purser, that is currently working on rotation.  Whether it be your desire to become Chief Stew, 2nd, Head of Housekeeping or even Head of Service – there are some things you may want to know beforehand. In addition to the below highlight reel, you will receive a starter SYNC Step-Up package which will include rotas, tips and spreadsheets to work off until you find your groove.

Who is this course for?
If you have already completed at least 3 seasons and are looking to step-up to a higher position on board or grow in your role. If you are looking at getting back into yachting after having left the industry for over a year.
You will leave the course with:

Exclusive access to SYNC Step-Up starter kit
Silver Service, wine pairing, champagne, caviar & cigar service skills
Schedules, Rotas, Planners
Contacts for Provisioning – in and around all Yachting Hubs
Know how to be a Leader onboard a Superyacht
Understand the different phases of a vessel throughout the seasons
Be able to plan your service training and skills for your team
Be capable in managing the dynamics between HODs and your team
Have an event planning checklist
Learn the communication between the Galley and Head of Service/Chief Stewardess
Know how to conduct Standing orders/drills

Please see attachment for the detailed course breakdown STEP UP BROCHURE

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Course

R19 850

STARTING OUT?

 

Superyacht Stew Entry Requirement Package

This package will provide you with the skills and qualifications necessary to secure a job as a superyacht steward or stewardess.

Who is this course for?
If you want to become a yacht steward or stewardess, this package is for you! This is our “no frills” yacht stew package, geared to provide you with just the essential courses to begin your career as a yacht stew.

Superyacht Stew Course (5 days)
STCW Basic Safety Training (Manilla’10 Compliant) (9 days)
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (DSD) (2 days)
Highfield Food Hygiene and Safety Level II Certificate (1 day)

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Course

R27 650

CAREER DRIVEN?

 

Superyacht Stew Career Package

This package of courses is designed to provide you with a more comprehensive set of skills necessary to secure your dream steward or stewardess position.

Who is this course for?
This package is geared towards the individual who wants to get the competitive edge on his/her competitors. This package provides you with the regulatory requirements to become a stew, and a little bit more.  And having an edge on the competition is always a good thing!

Superyacht Stew Course (5 days)
STCW Basic Safety Training (Manilla’10 Compliant) (9 days)
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (DSD) (2 days)
Highfield Food Hygiene and Safety Level II Certificate (1 day)
RYA / SAMSA VHF Radio Course (1 day) exc. Exam fees)
RYA Powerboat Level II (2 days)

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Course

R45 850

LOVE COOKING?

 

Superyacht Stew/Chef Comprehensive Package

This package adds the additional skill of cooking on board a yacht to the comprehensive stew position.  Having the additional qualification has the potential to open more doors, as many yachts have a stew/cook position on board.

Who is this course for?
Do you love cooking and food, but don’t want to be confined to the galley (that’s yacht terminology for kitchen)? Or are you unsure if you want to be a stew or cook? This is the course for you! This package is designed to give you the option to secure a position on board a yacht as a stew, a stew-cook, or even a cook/chef.  Talk about having options! With this set of skills you will be able to be flexible and decide which career path appeals to you more as you grow and develop in the industry.

Superyacht Stew Course (5 days)
IYT Superyacht Culinary Training (8 days over 2 weeks)
STCW Basic Safety Training (Manilla’10 Compliant) (9 days)
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (DSD) (2 days)
Highfield Food Hygiene and Safety Level II Certificate (1 day)
RYA / SAMSA VHF Radio Course (1 day) exc. Exam fees
RYA Powerboat Level II (2 days)

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Course

R46 650

ACTIVE GIRL?

 

Superyacht Stew/Deck Crew Package

This package blends the career paths of deck and interior, giving you the skills to be able to work in either field, or on a yacht that requires someone to do both.

Who is this course for?
This package would be ideal for someone who would like to spend time on deck and outside as well as in the interior.  In other words, if you love water sports and working outside, but also love service and the trappings of the interior.  It is also an ideal choice for broadening your career opportunities.

Superyacht Stew Course (5 days)
Superyacht Deckhand Course (4 days)
RYA Competent Crew Course (5 Days)
STCW Basic Safety Training (Manilla’10 Compliant) (9 days)
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (DSD) (2 days)
Highfield Food Hygiene and Safety Level II Certificate (1 day)
RYA / SAMSA VHF Radio Course (1 day) exc. Exam fees
RYA Powerboat Level II (2 days)
RYA Personal Watercraft (PWC/Jet Ski) Course (1 Day)

Drop down 'more facts' for information on individual courses.

All courses are available seperately at individual cost.

Get in touch with us and we can customize any option for you at a highly competitive rate.

SYNC Training is here to assist you and your budget to the best we can.

More Facts

Individual Courses Available

 

The Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 95)  –  Course Breakdown

 

Designated Security Duties (DSD)  –  Course Breakdown

 

Highfield Food Hygiene and Safety (FHS) Certificate  –  Course Breakdown

 

Superyacht Stewardess Course  –  Course Breakdown

 

Superyacht Deckhand Course  – Course Breakdown

 

Superyacht Culinary Training Course  –  Course Breakdown

 

ENG 1 Seafarer Medical Certificate Bookings

 

Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio License – Course Breakdown

 

RYA Power Boat Handling Level 2 Course  –  Course Breakdown

 

RYA Personal Watercraft  (PWC/Jetski) License  –  Course Breakdown

 

RYA Competent Crew Course  –  Course Breakdown

 

RYA Day Skippers Licence  – Course Breakdown