Originally Posted by Polwart
How do you deal with the client who isn't sure if he already has the required knowledge and would be paying £290 to relearn stuff he knows? You presumably have a similar issue for APB candidates - or do you just tell them all if they aren't sure they need to cross your palm with another 290 quid?
I was in this position last year. Been boating for years some of which at night....but did I know enough ?
I talked to a couple of people who had done it (thanks Steve
) and got hold of a couple of books ( 'Pass your yachtmaster' by David Fairhall & Mike Peyton and 'RYA yachtmaster' from the RYA) which I read a few times over, over a couple of weeks. A bit of practice on the charts I have - bearings , tides etc and then just went for the advanced course.
I was thinking its a pass fail - but the course is just a course where you can learn - then I did some more practice , re read the books and went for the commercial exam ....
I think the right attitude goes a long way...
I cant speak highly enough of he company that did the course and exam - but not exactly local for you.