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EK (Motor) Management Level Unlimited Prep Course

(SCQF level 8)

Nautical Studies & Marine Engineering, Nautical and STEM

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

16th May 2022, 10 weeks


Riverside Campus


£ 1400


The Engineering Knowledge Management level Prep (Motor) course at the college replaces the Chief/Second Engineer (Unlimited) EKs course.

This course will assist you in preparing for MCA's Professional Management Level Engineer Reg.III/2 Unlimited written examinations.

This year the course will be delivered by Blended Learning or Online Learning 

Blended Learning

This course is a combination of online and classroom learning, you will attend face-to-face classes on campus and  1-2 days of online class delivered via Teams

This course is most suitable for those able to commute to Glasgow or those who like to have time to digest the materials.

  • 2nd May 2022.
  • 29th August 2022.
  • 24th October 2022.
  • 23rd January 2023.
  • 8th May 2023.

Online Learning

This 6-week course will be delivered online via Teams 5 days per week. This course is most suitable for International Students or those who enjoy a faster paced condensed learning experience.

  • 17th May 2022.
  • 29th August 2022
  • 31st October 2022 
  • 6th of February 2023
  • 22nd of May 2023

For both courses, we recommend that you have a suitable device to read notes from such as a Kindle/ iPad/tablet and it is essential that for the online days you have a device with a webcam and a reliable internet connection.

  • Complete our booking form to secure your place

  • or contact 

Please Note

  • Attendance must be above 80% as per MCA requirement.
  • For further information see MSN 1857 (M+F).

Past Papers

MCA Qualifications

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Recognized sea time of 12 months at EOOW level or above.
  • HND/SPD or Foundation degree

Notice of Eligibility

  • It is not required to hold an NoE prior to applying for the course.
  • If you have a current CoC issued from administrations other than MCA should apply for an NoE prior to applying for the course.


  • If you have dyslexia and require extra time for the examination you should read MIN 435. This will explain the procedure for applying for extra time.

HELM (M) Course for course delegates:

  • As of August 2013, as per MIN 455 (M), if you are applying for a CoC at Management Level Engineer Reg.III/2 Unlimited you need to "include a certificate of completion of an approved HELM management level course" with your CoC application.  The college offers an MCA approved 5-day HELM (Management) level course. 
  • International candidates whose visa is supported by the college are required to complete HELM (M) at the City of Glasgow College.

Visa Support for Non-EEC International candidates:

  • The college will be able to support international candidates' visa applications as per UKVI rules and regulations.  For this course, if you required entry visa to UK, the college will be able to support your visa application in the "Student Visitor VISA" category.  For details please contact us.

How to Book a Place on this Course: 

Step 1: Send your fully completed course booking form along with all required supporting documents.

  • Booking Form.
  • Copy of CoC.
  • Passport Photo page.

Step 2: Pay the full course fee when we advise you to do so.

Step 3: We will issue a Course Acceptance Letter and Visa support letter if required

What you study

Please see the MCA's syllabus for this course/examinations

Further Information

If you have any further questions not covered here or in the application pack, please contact us. We will reply to queries within 2 working days.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    16th May 2022, 10 weeks
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 1400