training


 

Training Routes

There are 2 main departments onboard a ship - Deck Officers and Engineers.

 

Deck Officers

  • Responsible for the safe, efficient, timely navigation of a vessel around the world.
  • Passage planning for each route and safe berthing of the vessel when arriving in port.
  • Looking after cargo operations, whether it is the stable loading and unloading of containers from a ship or the safe load of crude oil or chemicals on a tanker.
  • Looking after the overall safety and security of a ship and its personnel. Maintaining all deck equipment.

 

Engineering Officers

  • Responsible for the safe, efficient, timely running of a vessels propulsive and auxiliary systems and equipment.
  • Contribute to the monitoring and completion of the maintenance schedule for a vessels propulsive and auxiliary systems and equipment.
  • Assist in looking after the overall safety and security of a ship and its personnel.

 

Qualifications

There are two routes to qualification for both deck officers and engineers. Each course is fully sponsored. Each training course requires different entry qualifications:


GCSE/standard grade entry:

  • Officer of the Watch HND Nautical Science
  • Officer of the Watch HND Marine Engineering

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs at grades A - C / 5 Standard Grades at grades 1 - 3 or 5 National 5's, must include Maths, English and a Science based subject

A level/highers entry:

  • Foundation Degree Marine Operations and MCA Certificate of Competency
  • Foundation Degree Marine Engineering and MCA Certificate of Competency

Entry Requirements:

A minimum of 120 UCAS points  A Levels or Scottish Highers preferably with at least one numerical based subject, Plus 5 GCSE / Scottish Standard Grades at grades A - C / 1 - 3 including Maths, English and a Science based subject