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Experienced Seafarer to OOW Unlimited

(SCQF level 6)

Nautical Studies & Marine Engineering, Faculty of Nautical

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Mode of Study

Part-time

Start Date

TBC

Day(s):

Time:

9:00 - 17:00

Location

Riverside Campus

Cost

£ 0

Overview

This course is for you if you have been sailing as a rating and want to take the next step in your career by gaining your Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • You must have at least 36 months seagoing service or 48 months if you have been sailing as a GP Rating.
  • Prior to your place being confirmed on the course you will speak to a member of the faculty to discuss your seagoing experience and identify any additional support that could be provided prior to the course commencing. 

What you study

  • STCW Ancillary Courses – as detailed in MSN 1856 (M) 10.3 
  • HNC Nautical Science – This consists of 14 credits and provides the MCA requirement for the underpinning knowledge of an OOW.
  • MCA Written and Oral Preparation – You will also have to pass the MCA/SQA Navigation and Stability exams as well as an MCA Oral exam.

After the course

Careers

On completion you will qualify with an Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency. After a period at sea you can return to complete your Chief Mate Certificate of Competency before ultimately achieving your Master Mariner Certificate of Competency.

Teaching

How the course is taught

The course can be delivered continuously over a period of 11 months. Alternatively, you may decide to take more time and do the HNC Nautical in 24 weeks before returning for the other elements of the course.

The reason this flexibility can be offered is because you will join classes of students who are following an MNTB approved cadet training programme.  

The course is a mixture between classroom based teaching for the HNC Nautical Science and MCA/SQA Written exams and practical courses covering the STCW Ancillary courses. 

Assessment methods

The HNC Nautical Science is continually assessed by City of Glasgow College. The MCA/SQA written exams are externally assessed. The MCA oral exam is conducted at an MCA Marine Office.

  • Mode of Study:
    Part-time
  • Start Date:
    TBC
  • Day(s):
    Time:
    9:00 - 17:00
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 0