about our students
Every year in October, a 100 to 150 people join a course on our Nautical College.
Our students have a wide variety of backgrounds: professional charter sailors, yacht sailors and ocean wanderers, people pursuing a career change, sailors that want to join initiatives like 'Cargo under Sail' , world explorers and other fortune seekers, sharing this one deep passion: sailing.
Young, old, male or female; all join together to follow our lessons. Not only to obtain a diploma, but also to meet like-minded people from all over the world!
Our school year starts in the 3rd week of October, and ends in March.
For the year 2020-2021 the following dates have been established (with a proviso):
Start 1st semester: October 16th
Exams 1st semester: January 7th and 8th
Start 2nd semester: January 14th
Exams 2nd semester: March 25th and 26th
education at the 'enkhuizen nautical college'
The 'Kleine Zeilvaart or KZV' (Coastal restricted commercial sailing vessels), trains students to become captain of commercial Sailing Vessels less than 500 GT and Chief Mate all sailing vessels, more info here.
The diploma, combined with time at sea, is necessary to obtain a Certificate of Competence, more info here
There is an English KZV class on Fridays
The 'Grote Zeilvaart or GZV' (Ocean going commercial Sailing vessels) trains students who have finished the KZV, to become Master all commercial sailing vessels, worldwide.
A KZV Diploma is required to gain entrance to the GZV course except where an applicant can prove he/she has had an education equal or higher than the KZV (stcw 500 tonnes). More info can be found here
The GZV is taught in English.
Sail endorsement: The possibility exists for qualified merchant officers to do KZV and GZV in a shorter time, the course is given in English. More info here
The Bosun school is a practical course and can be combined with the KZV, the course is given in Dutch and partially translated to English. More info here
Other courses:Besides the KZV and GZV Diplomas we offer our students STCW (Manilla amended) training: Basic Safety training, Medical First Aid, Medical Care and MARCOM-A (GMDSS)general radio operator. These courses, with the exception of MARCOM-A, are largely integrated into our KZV course so they cannot be taken separately.
The MARCOM-A is only available in Dutch!
About 30-35% of our students come from abroad
The EZS is ISO 9001:2015 approved by Lloyds Register
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