AM - Active Development Message.

::: PLEASE BE AWARE THIS SECTION OF THE SITE IS UNDER ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT! :::
x

ETO Cadet Programme HND

(SCQF level 8)

Engineering, Energy & Gas, Nautical and STEM

Mode of Study

Full-time

Location

Riverside Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

This three-year training programme provides the necessary training and qualifications for employment as a Marine Electro Technical Officer.  

There are a number of elements to the programme and also a compulsory sea time requirement of seven months.

The programme is structured into 5 phases:

  • Phase 1 - College phase where you will complete academic subjects from the SQA’s HND Marine Electro-Technology qualification, compulsory STCW training, part of ETO Workshop Skills and Phase 1 Engine Room Ready training.
  • Phase 2 - Sea phase where you will start your MNTB training record book in addition to a work-based learning course and a distance learning maths course.
  • Phase 3 - College phase where you will complete academic subjects from the SQA’s HND Marine Electro-Technology qualification, compulsory STCW training, ETO Workshop Skills and Engine Room Ready training.
  • Phase 4 - Sea phase where you will complete your MNTB training record book.
  • Phase 5 - College phase where you will complete HND ETO qualification in addition to preparing for your MCA Oral Examination and your final STCW training.

There are two main entries into this programme - August and January.

  • Cadet Programme starting 26th August 2019.
  • Cadet Programme starting 13th January 2020.

Contact us to find out more about this course.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

To gain entry to the course you should have any of the following combinations of qualifications:

1. Higher Maths and/or Physical Science at Grade C or above, and National 5/GCSE or equivalent which must include:

  • English.
  • Maths.
  • Physical Science (e.g. Physics/Chemistry/Technological Studies/Engineering Science).
  • One other subject.

2. NC Shipping and Maritime Operations (SCQF level 6) with optional Engineering Units.

3. Alternative qualifications will be considered on an individual basis in conjunction with the sponsoring company or training provider.

Additional selection requirements

  • Students must have a sponsoring company in order to fulfil the sea time requirement of this programme.  There are a number of UK sponsoring companies that recruit UK/EU nationals as officer cadets.
  • Initial applications for this course should be submitted to a training provider or company, please see Careers at Sea for more information.

What you study

During this programme, you will study the following subjects:

  • Electro-technology.
  • Marine Systems.
  • Mathematics.
  • Electronic Fault Finding.
  • Marine Navigation Systems.

You will also complete our MCA approved workshop skills and Engine room ready programme which will develop practical understanding and skills required in the engine room to help your transition from college to sea.

In order to achieve your first Certificate of Competency, you will also complete short courses including:

  • First Aid.
  • Firefighting.
  • Sea Survival.
  • Tanker Familiarisation.
  • Rescue Craft.
  • Personal Survival Techniques.

After the course

Careers

On successful completion of the HND programme, you can gain employment as a fully qualified ETO.

Continuing Study

You can progress onto university to study at a higher level.

Teaching

How the course is taught

This course has two distinct elements – at sea and at college. 

  • During the college phase, you will experience a blend of theory and practical classes.  You will also have the opportunity to learn in our engine room simulators in addition to completing a number of STCW short courses at locations in and around Glasgow.
  • At sea, you will work closely with the ship’s crew and understudy the ETO to learn their roles and responsibilities, in addition to completing a training record book.

Assessment methods

During the HND programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods including:

  • Oral Presentations.
  • Portfolios and reports.
  • Written examinations.
  • Simulation exercises.
  • Competency-based assessments.

Additional Information

Materials

Materials will be made available through our virtual learning environment.

Dress code

As a sponsored cadet you will be expected to wear your company uniform every day into college.

  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome