Master Super Prep Course


Someone who is serious about passing their Master 500gt/3000gt (Yacht), wants to learn the content inside out and become a competent/confident Captain. 



This is my brand new course  and I am very proud to say it is the best of everything. I bring you back up to a strong OOW level and then build on this and convert you to Captain with the help of a Master Mariner. 


Firstly I send you pre-reading in the form of a kindle/my personal Master eBook/study list/quizzes/Fred's quiz app from the apple store to make sure you have the right tools to study efficiently and effectively. I then track your progress with online quizzes so you are focused and prepared. 

Week 1 - "Fred's House"
You arrive in Cowes to be fully immersed within the house with all the various study props and up-to-date publications. Now let the fun begin - how much do you remember from your OOW? I have designed a structured lesson plan following the syllabus from A-Z and teach with a mixture of methods (visual, auditory, verbal, physical, logical, social, solitary and torture) so its embedded. Also, due to feedback, now allow down time to catch up with your personal study, which includes the famous iPad/app. Thus bring you back up to a strong level in preparation for week 2.

Week 2 - "Fred's House"
Is full on conversion! - I have outsourced a Master Mariner to build on my teaching and make sure you can answer questions not only in the syllabus but hold a conversation on any relevant subject. We then do a video recorded Mock exam within the Cowes Harbour Commission by an independent source to make sure you can handle the stress!

Exam - PASS! - Done

More detailed information below…

  • Fred's current "what to study" list sent on sign up.

  • Kindle - my personally written Master eBook that works through the syllabus, including my source material - sent approximately 2 months before the course.

  • Quiz App from the apple store - sent on sign up.

  • Online quizzes – sent at various intervals to make sure you are studying efficiently/effectively.

  • Provide great accommodation - We have found that most students not only learn better but prefer to stay in accommodation together. We want you to be comfortable, as know the importance of a good nights sleep and a great study environment. Therefore we have recently sourced and renovated "Freds House" a 4-bedroom/2 bathroom/5 toilets/2 teaching room house. Its conveniently situated 1/2 mile from Cowes Redjet Ferry Terminal/High Street. The house is available from Sunday-to-Sunday, thus allowing everyone to settle in the night before and taking full advantage of my study props without feeling rushed. Also as my wife was a chief stewardess, we also have Egyptian sheets/towels, coffee machine, bullet blender, fast internet, printer, washing machine/iron, personal desks in room, welcome pack and lots more to make your stay hassle free. This is purposely designed for super yacht crew.

  • Book your exam on your behalf – we track exam centres and provide cover letters to take the stress away.

  • Fully immersive and personal – We teach a maximum of 4 students in a fully immersive environment. Another benefit is that you waste no time commuting between the classroom – I teach from your accommodation so your precious time is utilised.

  • Fred’s iPad – to be used for additional study during the course. It took 6 months to create and has my entire course within an iPad with 38 hours of video (thats like watching 20 movies!) and 489 quizzes. Should you miss something in the day, or like to test your knowledge, the iPad is a great way to recap.

  • Best teaching equipment – Apple of course, plus all the up-to-date props the examiners use (I also bought a 3D printer for no reason)

  • Fred's study notes - approx 400 pages – I update continuously.

  • Mock exam – Performed in my office at the Cowes Harbour Commission to make the experience as real as possible. We use an independent source/examiner to identify your strengths and weaknesses. We also record your mock exam to allow you to see your bad habits.

  • Learning as an individual, together and one-on-one – everyone learns in different ways and I have allowed for this. However as this is an oral exam, we also need to practice projecting ourselves vocally.

  • Blended learning whilst covering the A-Z of the syllabus – due to student feedback, I have days scheduled in for you to recap and study – it’s a huge amount of information to take in all at once so have catered for this. It also gives you time to play with all my various props/App/teaching aids and up to date publications.

  • Exam techniques - with a degree in psychology I perfect your responses and make sure you use keywords the examiner needs to hear.

  • Past exam papers – up-to-date.

  • Support during and after - Not only do we support you during the teaching process, but my wife will help with all the other little things. Also should you do the unthinkable (sorry will not even say the word) we will provide you with my distance learning course for free and book another exam.