Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

The aim of this course is to give seafarers a mandatory Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) certificate required as part of the application of an Able Seafarer certificate.

Course Duration: 4 days.

Training Centre: St James Hotel, Grimsby, DN31 1XZ, Lincolnshire.

Fee: £350.00 exc VAT (inc lunch and refreshments).

Discounted hotel room rates for all learners.

Room only £40. Room with B&B £48.

Course Dates 2023






You must be at least 17 years of age to qualify an Efficient Deck Hand certificate.

The Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) certificate is required as part of the criteria to qualify for an Able Bodied seafarer certificate.

Entry on the course will require one of the below:

  • An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore; or
  • A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months’ seagoing service and a steering certificate; or
  • An NWR Certificate; or
  • A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 level 2 certificate; or
  • A Tug Rating with at least 6 months’ seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate;

As per MCA requirements delegates or companies booking on behalf of delegates must ensure that one of the below forms of personal identification is available and to be presented at course registration:

  • Passport
  • Discharge Book (or equivalent National document recording a person’s sea service)
  • National I.D. Card.

Please Note: An EDH certificate can only be issued once evidence of a minimum 6 months’ seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is provided.