Under 16.5m Skippers Ticket


This package of courses enables students to obtain the Under 16.5m Skippers Ticket.

Holders of this ticket are qualified to command a UK registered fishing boat up to 16.5 metres in length anywhere*, or a workboat up to 16.5 metres in length with up to 12 passengers within 20 nautical miles of a safe haven*.

* with a 5 day watchkeeping course.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have at least 18 months proven sea-time on a commercial fishing boat.


The Under 16.5 metre Skipper's Ticket can be awarded on the successful completion of the following individual certificated courses:


The short courses required to obtain the Under 16.5 metre Ticket require a total of 15 days.

Please note that NAFC does not normally offer these courses in a single block, but as a series of stand-alone courses over a period of time.


Please see individual courses (above) for dates, or contact the NAFC Marine Centre.


Please see individual courses (above) for fees or .

Booking / Queries

To book courses please download an application form, or contact NAFC.

If you have any questions or need any more information please contact NAFC.