Deck Officers

Foundation Degree in Marine Operations and MCA Certificate of Competency.

Training is of a sandwich type, consisting of alternating college and sea phases. The overall duration for a deck officer is approximately 3 years.

The initial qualification allows you to take a navigational watch on the bridge of a vessel at sea. This however, is just the beginning, as you progress your career towards the rank of Captain. In your cadetship and ongoing development you will learn the essentials of seamanship, design and stability, safe working practices, people and management, law, navigation, meteorology and many other related topics.

Overall they will give you the knowledge, confidence and self-discipline to be successful at sea or in the industry framework ashore.

Find out more about the Deck Officer Trainee Scheme

Deck Officer Foundation Degree Route

COLLEGE PHASE APPROX DURATION CONTENT
Induction
3 Weeks
STCW Basic Training - including Fire Fighting and
First Aid
General Induction to the shipping industry
Phase 1
15 weeks
Foundation Degree - Subjects include:
Maritime Analytical Methods - Navigation
Ship Operations
Phase 2 35 Weeks At Sea
Phase 3
30 Weeks
Foundation Degree – Subjects include:
Meteorology
Cargo Operations
Voyage Planning
Shipboard Management
Ship Construction
Marine Operations
Command Management
Phase 4 47 Weeks At Sea
Phase 5
(part 1)
3 Weeks

Consolidation of Work Based Learning and any outstanding academic assessments prior to the award of: Foundation Degree (FdSC) in Marine Operations
Phase 5
(part 2)
2 Weeks
STCW short courses: Medical First Aid, AFF, PSC & RB, GMDSS, NARAS, EDH
MCA Orals Preparation
Successful completion of MCA Oral examinations leads to award of initial: MCA Certificate of Competency


Completion of Cadetship*


*Independent option to 'Top-Up' to full Honours Degree

More info...

For more information on the Foundation Degree Programme, please visit the Careers at Sea website - www.careersatsea.org

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