Command & Senior Leadership Program

Command & Senior Leadership Program

A transformational program to provide a deep understanding of leadership, professional development, and organisational cultures.

10 weeks, 05:00 PM BST - 07:00 PM GMT


  • £3,500.00 excl.
Register11 places remaining

10 weeks, 05:00 PM GMT - 07:00 PM GMT


  • £5,000.00 excl.
Register12 places remaining


The Crew Academy’s Command and Senior Leadership Course is a transformational program to provide a deep understanding of leadership, professional development, and organisational cultures.

Maritime training often focuses on operations, but often the greatest challenges lie in interpersonal dynamics with crew and leaders. The Crew Academy’s Command & Senior Leadership Program equips you to navigate these complexities, supporting seasoned professionals aiming for senior maritime roles.

Whether you're in command, new to bridge duties, or hold a land-based senior role, this program will elevate your career. It explores the core themes of inspirational leadership: building effective cultures, supporting psychological well-being, and fostering continuous personal growth.

Our diverse team of experts from yachting, defence, merchant navy, and corporate sectors deliver the program in a secure, inclusive environment. You'll receive individual psychometric assessments and personalised coaching to maximise your performance and that of your team.

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Course Format

The course takes place over 10 weeks and consists of...

  • Twice weekly interactive live sessions from 5 to 8pm GMT.
  • Learning is broken down into bitesize interactive modules through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment
  • Keynote lectures given by globally-recognised leaders in their fields
  • Support from our team expert trainers and facilitators throughout the duration of your course
  • All sessions are recorded meaning you can catch up if you aren't able to make a particular date.
  •  Join an intake, pause your study if your schedule changes and rejoin with the next intake. 



  1. Management & Leadership

  2. Communication Skills

  3. Self & Personal Effectiveness

  4. Motivation & Engagement

  5. Developing Teams & Coaching

  6. Conflict & Collaboration

  7. Thinking Skills & Decision Making

  8. Mental Fitness & Resilience

  9. Thriving Under Pressure

  10. Managing Workplace Stress

  11. The Role of Habits in MFR

  12. Communicating for Supportive Leadership

  13. Empowered Decision-Making

  14. Optimising Crew MFR


" Brilliant course for developing and fine tuning your leadership skills. Instructors and Keynote speakers have been outstanding." 

Chris Durham - Captain, Savannah 


" Have the conversations you’ve had many times with yourself throughout your career with likeminded peers, mariners and professionals. This process can only make you a better leader."

Matt Drew - Yacht Manager, DPA Edmiston Yachts


"Until now, as a yacht Captain, the skill I use the most is the skill I have studied the least." 

Paul Neill - Yacht Captain, 65m Feadship 


"The keynote speech from Andy Salmon brings a wealth and depth of real-world leadership experience. His experiences in front line command roles in some of the hardest environments gives him an authenticity not often seen in speakers."

James - Yacht Captain, 60m Yacht


“Military vs yachting as many might ask, it’s no different, it’s all about looking after your people. Many words here that keep repeating, build on success, influence, empowering, listening, safe space, appreciation, and positivity. It’s about change to improve people’s mentality to serve them better, fantastic.” 

Simon Jones - Yacht Captain - 140m Yacht


“I think the course is certainly going to make waves and in a way that will be required for the industry”. 

Nick Doyle - Yacht Captain - 60m Yacht


“I'm so proud to be part of this journey”

Matt Drew - CO / Yacht Manager


Key Takeaways

 A certificate will be issued through the successful passing of the online examination.

After completing the course, you will officially be part of our Alumni community and will have free access to our Mental Health courses for free as well as discounts on other courses.