iymcs Extranet.
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A secured server with log-in access, dedicated to iymcs Members, Students & Candidates.

Content includes: Course Management Docs, Student & Candidate Docs, Course Books & Materials, Operational & Safety Notices, Marketing Materials and Member's Accounts.

Benefits of a Society Member.

Low annual Member fees.
Recommended course prices.
Course selling referral program.
Area exclusivity agreement.
Low audit costs.
Charter vessels course flexibility.
Classroom premises flexibility.
Business development support.

4 Member Categories, 4 audit levels.
Instructor & teacher training courses.
Simple joining process as a Member.
Centralised document system.
Full QMS support.
Centralised marking of tests & exams.
Basic legal support in maritime affairs.

Unique Course & Certification line-up.
Clarity of capacities of CoC's.
Prof. CoC's STCW code adherence.
Modern course notes & syllabus.
Distinctive notes for each course.
Versatile course structures.
Multi-entry course points.
Cross-overs & grandfathering.
A good range of add-on courses.
Extensive industry knowledge base.
Basic legal support in maritime affairs.

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Welcome to our Society, the International Yacht Marine Certification Society ( iymcs ).

Society Quarterly Report.

During the first quarter of 2022 we continue to make good progress in our development. We have been focusing upon completing the first batch of Course Books. After months of development work, we have designed a format which is; interactive, adapts to the needs of the Student/Candidate, allows bi-lingual content and can be properly digitalised.The first of the Course Books will be available at the end of May.

Various iymcs Courses have been running in our Member Schools allowing us to test our systems and assess the student results through our Quality Management System. The feedback for the Courses iymcs from the Students and the Member Schools has been positive. Throughout the year, we have seen an increasing amount of support from industry professional for the work that the Society has been undertaking this has been great. We have steadily increased the number of Member schools, currently we have fifteen signed-up as Members of our Society, twelve of these being established schools. Additionally, we have another four schools joining as Members in the coming months.

Key News:

In March 2022, we undertook the fourth of the ISO 9001:2015 audits for our custom made Quality Management System. I am pleased to say that we passed the British Standards Institute ISO audit, our QMS has been certified ISO 9001:2015. The all-important scope of the Certification is stated as "Provision of approved training courses to members including individual certification services". The Scope and its definition is an important aspect in gaining recognitions and approvals from industry bodies and Maritime Flag Administrations.

In December 2021, the Members section of new Extranet platform ( iymcs.net ) was launched for our Member Schools & Colleges, as well as for our instructors/teachers. We spent nine months developing it and a further three months of beta testing. The Extranet platform has been designed to work on 3G 512 KBs out at sea (it even features a night instrumentation mode); it is fast, logically laid out and user friendly from a Course and Administration point of view. The key features include Course Documentation, Safety Notices, Marketing Materials, Student/Candidate Documentation, Course Materials etc. The Student/Candidate section is currently being worked on, we expect to launch it at the beginning of April.

In October 2021, we appointed the Society's Advisory Panel consisting of four well-qualified maritime professionals, each having a different training, skill set and sea-time experience, whose principal job is to advise and guide the Society's Board of Directors.

During 2021, we issued numerous iymcs Recreational & Professional Certifications, all have been well received by the industry and the students/Candidates themselves. In support of them, we have been liasing with the Insurance Underwriters and we started the official Recognition Application to numerous Flag Administrations.

Society Projection for 2022:

We believe that this coming year will see a steady improvement within the maritime training sector. The interest in online and distance learning courses will continue from many of the recreational schools however many of the professional schools & colleges are reviewing the results from this type of learning forum, many instructors and teachers are expressing their concerns.
As for our Society Members, many have re-structured their operations, the Society is actively engaged with them in a business development support role. Additionally, the Society is now focusing upon B2B marketing and the key elements for B2C marketing.

About our Society.

We operate in three main maritime sectors:

Recreational Yachting.
Professional Yachting.
Marine Commercial.

We have taken a fresh approach to course design and content, as well as the Certifications themselves. We cannot 're-invent the wheel' as the saying goes, and there are IMO conventions that we have to respect: But in saying this, we believe that we have managed to create a set of courses and certifications that are unique in their aspect as well as their principals.

Our core development base is centred around a custom made Quality Management System (QMS) which is in full compliance with ISO9001:2015. This QMS and its compliance are important elements in obtaining recognitions and approvals from Maritime Administrations & Industry Bodies alike. Unusually for such an organisation, all our courses & certifications, as well our operations, will be under these standards. The principal reason is for us to maintain consistency in quality right across the board.

A unique aspect of our Society is that all the Nautical Schools and Maritime Colleges running iymcs courses are "Members" and are actively involved in the development of our Society. The Members are in effect part of the Society. We are a profit-making organisation though the majority of our annual profits are re-invested into the Society and its Members, as declared in our Society Statutes and within our QMS.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage, we hope that you will become a "Member" and on behalf of our team, we look forward to working together with you.

Kindest regards

Roger G. Harrison.
Managing Director.

List of "iymcs" courses as of 1st August 2022.

Recreational Certifcate of Competency: Professional Certifcate of Competency:

Master 10GT/12m™ power.
Master 40GT/17m™ power.
Master 10GT/12m™ sail.
Master 20GT/15m™ sail.
Master 40GT/20m™ sail.

Master 80GT/Mate 200GT™ power.
Master 80GT/Mate 200GT™ sail.
Watchleader 80GT/24m™.
Master 200GT/Mate 500GT™ sail.
Master 200GT/Mate 500GT™ power.

Course Certifications & Endorsements (Rec): Course Certifications & Endorsements (Pro):

Open-Sportsboat 10m™.
Race Crew.
PWC JetS-WaveR-SeaD.
Ocean 20/40™.
Deck Engineer 40GT™.

Yacht Tender Crew 15m™.
UnLimited Ocean Astro Course.
High-Speed Navigation.
Deck Engineer 40GT™.
Deck Engineer 80GT™.
Radio GMDSS ROC + SatCom.
Maritime Business & Law I.
Cosmopolitan Steward/ess Course I.
Cosmopolitan Steward/ess Course II.

How to become a Member.

We have a simple application process.

Please could you fill-in the attached form.
ops 1.3.1 Member Application Form
and send it to us by email. Thank you.

(To fill out the form, you will need a PDF editor to do this, some of these can be found here...)

How much are the Member annual fees?

For Member Categories I, II, III & IV:

590,- Euros + VAT @21.0%.

What is included in the annual fees?

  • Two Instructor or teacher Certificates.

  • An "iymcs" Member Handbook.

  • Set-up of your document management system.

  • An "iymcs" Folders & note-pads pack.

  • A "Member" feature page on our website.

  • An "iymcs" Promotional Marketing Pack.

  • Short-term business plan for your business.

Other Member fees?

Other fees are listed in our "Members General Fees List" (ref 8.5.1). Some key points:

  • Simple one-level Member annual fees for all course categories, no differing membership level fees.

  • Fixed Assessor & Examiner Costs with travelling costs guidelines.

  • Reasonable Student or Candidate Certificate issuing costs.

  • Reasonable Certificate revaidation costs, no financial penalties for late renewals.

  • Fixed audit costs + travelling costs guidelines.
If you do wish to clarify any issue related to Member fees, please contact us.

How to become an "iymcs" Instructor or Teacher.

Our "Society" differentiates between a teacher and an instructor: Both have their qualtities. The ability to teach or instruct others is a skill in itself, and some would even go onto say a calling. A person can be an expert in a subject but not neccessarily have the abilities to deliver it in class. No matter your experience or level of knowledge, the Society welcomes everybody who is keen to instruct or teach. We have two "iymcs" dedicated teaching training courses, one for a "iymcs" instructor and the other, for a "iymcs" teacher. All the "iymcs" instructors & teachers are assigned to a particular Member School.

We have a simple application process.

Please could you fill-in the attached form.
ops 3.4.3 Instructor Teacher Application Form
and send it to us by email. Thank you.

(To fill out the form, you will need a PDF editor to do this, some of these can be found here...)