This contract is between the Maritime Training Academy and you, the student. We, SOVREN Nautical Academy, are a third party facilitating the booking of MTA courses.


Teaching Method: MTA courses are delivered by distance learning, unless otherwise stated.

Course Duration: Commencing October 2020 (or March 2021, depending on which course you book), you have a minimum of 12 months to complete the modules and sit the exam.


Course Language: MTA courses are conducted entirely in English, in verbal and written format.

Delivery of Modules: Available online via your secure student login. Every effort will be made by the organisers to upload the modules monthly, but due to unforeseen circumstances they cannot be held liable for any delays.

Presentation: The modules provide the basic knowledge for the whole course. Each module is designed to be self-contained. However, MTA highly recommend that candidates make every effot to increase their knowledge by reference to other sources.

Recommended Reading: A reading list will be provided where applicable.

Access: You agree not to access the Course Material for any reason other than for your personal use and solely for the purpose of study. You agree not to distribute any part or parts of the Course Material in any medium without MTA’s prior written authorisation.
On accessing the course material all fees under this agreement become payable.


Student Assignments: One submitted with each module. They are a compulsory element of the course and must be completed six weeks prior to the exam.

Self-Assessed Questions: Some modules contain self-assessment questions designed to help candidates consolidate their knowledge.

Studying Time: MTA recommend 10 to 30 hours study time per module, with additional time being set aside for completing the student assignments.


Tutorials: There will be two tutorial seminars held in October 2020 and April 2021. They are not compulsory but are beneficial and are an excellent opportunity to meet fellow students, the Course Director, authors and tutors.

Tutors & Authors: To support you during your studies, tutors and authors are available to help with any questions or technical queries by e-mail and student forums.


For matters relating to enrolment, payment of fees, change of enrolment details, module mailings, please contact the Course Manager:
Tel: +44 (0)1252 739779
Fax: +44 (0)1252 732221


Examinations will be held in October 2021 and April 2022. A 6 month extension is also available upon application.
Exam Length: Three hour written examination.

Sitting Overseas: Arrangements can be made for candidates to sit the exam in their country of residence, subject to available support facilities.

Certificate: Students who successfully complete the compulsory student assignments, will receive a certificate.


Assignments: Constitute 27% of the final mark.

Examination: Constitutes 73% of the final mark.

Pass Mark: For the Diploma written examination is 75%. For the student assignments a minimum mark of 40% is required.


Certificate Fee: The basic course fee is £1,950.00. This includes the course modules as pdfs and marking of the student assignments.

Diploma Fee: For Diploma candidates the fee is £2,750.00. This covers the course modules as pdfs, student assignment marking, examination costs and the issuing of a Diploma.

Printed Modules Fee: In addition to the course PDF’s, MTA also offer students the option of purchasing the modules in a hard copy format. Please note, this option is NOT mandatory in order to complete the course. The printed modules option is charged at an additional fee of £300.

Air Courier Fee: For an additional fee of £200. Recommended for candidates in areas experiencing problems with their postal system. Other overseas mail will be sent by airmail only.

Extension Fee: If you are unable to complete the course in the 18 months allocated from the start date, you can apply for a further 6 months extension for £250.

Re-Registration Fee: MTA offer re-registration onto the course for lapsed students at 50% of the course costs. You will have the opportunity to re-submit any student assignments or carry any existing marks forward into the new academic year to be counted towards your final exam results.

Resit exams: You are entitled to re-sit your exam once at a fee of £250.

Not included in the fees: Any travel, food or accommodation required.

Discounts: Available for group registrations. Please contact MTA for details. Tel:+ 44 (0)1252 739779 or

VAT: Will be added at standard UK rate where applicable. Please contact us for details.

Reclaim: Companies outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim VAT and need to contact their local tax authorities.


Available to help spread the cost of your study by splitting the course fee into three interest-free payments. Please see our website for more
information or contact the Account Manager on +44 (0)1252 739779

Payment Methods

Payment: Payment must be made upon application by cheque, bank transfer or credit card. Fees will be refunded in full should applications be declined.

Cheque: Made payable to MPI Group.

Bank Transfer: MPI Group, National Westminster Bank,
19 Shaftsbury Avenue, London, W1A 4QQ, UK
Account Number: 06532381
Sort Code: 56-00-29

Credit Card: Include number, card type, issue and expiry dates, security code and address of the card holder.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can only be made in writing before the start date of the course. Course fees less an administrative charge of £500 will be refunded. After the start of a course the student becomes liable for all course fees due.Course content is subject to change at the discretion of the Course Director.

Data Protection

MTA record your personal information when you contact us and use this to manage registration, study, examination and other services. When you register, MTA will tell you more about how they process and use your personal information.