Deck Officer Class 1 (Fishing)

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DECK OFFICER CLASS 1 (FISHING)


This course prepares you for the SQA written exams for Deck Officer Class 1 (Fishing).

Entry requirements:

Not less than 12 months sea service as a Watchkeeping Officer whilst holding a Certificate of Competency Class 2.

It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that all entry requirements for the course and the issue of a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) by the MCA are met prior to attending the course.

Note: To obtain the Certificate of Competency, candidates are required to complete additional short courses including NCC, Medical Care on Board Ship and sit oral examination.

Content:

  • Navigation 1 – Celestial Navigation, Ocean Passage Planning
  • Navigation 2 – Radar Plotting, Electronic Navigation
  • Ship Construction and Stability
  • Safety and Management

Duration:

12 week(s)

Progression opportunities:

Deck Officer Class 1 (Fishing) allows the holder to master any fishing vessel in unlimited waters.

If the Officer Of the Watch Conversion Course is undertaken it allows the holder to convert to the Officer Of the Watch (Unlimited).

Availability:

Start: 17/04/2017
End: 07/07/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£1,510.00

Deck Officer Class 1 Conversion to Merchant Navy Officer of the Watch (Unlimited)

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DECK OFFICER CLASS 1 CONVERSION TO MERCHANT NAVY OFFICER OF THE WATCH (UNLIMITED)


This conversion course is for those who hold the MCA Deck Officer Class 1 (Fishing) qualification and who wish to obtain the Merchant Navy Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) qualification. The course covers the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Higher National (HN) qualification but please note additional short courses will be required to achieve the Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency Regulation II/1.

Entry requirements:

Deck Officer Class 1 (Fishing).

Content:

SQA HN Marine Cargo Operations Unit

SQA HN Ships Stability: An Introduction Unit

Duration:

4 weeks Scottish Maritime Academy

Progression opportunities:

This allows the candidate to convert Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) if they have the relevant sea time and undertake additional short courses. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that all entry requirements for the course are met prior to attending the course.

Availability:

Start: 06/03/2017
End: 31/03/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£950.00

Deck Officer Class 2 (Fishing)

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DECK OFFICER CLASS 2 (FISHING)


This course prepares you for the SQA written exams for Deck Officer Class 2 (Fishing).

Entry requirements:

Candidates must have 3 years continuous sea service on-board fishing vessels.

It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that all entry requirements for the course and the issue of a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) by the MCA are met prior to attending the course.

Note: To obtain the Certificate of Competency, candidates are required to complete additional short courses including ENS, GMDSS/GOC and sit an oral examination.

Content:

  • Navigation
  • Chart work and Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Safety and Management (including Ship Stability)
  • MCA Signals

Duration:

12 week(s)

Progression opportunities:

Following the Deck Officer Class 2 (Fishing) candidates will be eligible to sit Deck Officer Class 1 (Fishing) after additional 1 year sea service in unlimited waters has been obtained.

Availability:

Start: 17/04/2017
End: 07/07/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£1,580.00

Efficient Deckhand (EDH)

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EFFICIENT DECKHAND (EDH)


This course is suitable for those with at least 6 months sea service in vessels of more than 15m who wish to progress from basic deckhand to able bodied seafarer qualifications.

Entry requirements:

Candidates must be at least 17 years old and have completed STCW basic safety courses; hold a steering or navigation watch rating certificate and the seafarer medical test (ENG 1).

Content:

The course includes theoretical and practical training in all elements of seamanship including:

  • Rope and wire handling
  • Anchors and mooring techniques
  • Opening and closing cargo hatches
  • Cargo gear and rigging
  • Gangway and pilot ladders,
  • Watchkeeping and other duties

Duration:

5 days, Scottish Maritime Academy.

Progression opportunities:

On completion of 36 months of qualifying sea service, in an acceptable deck capacity, you may be eligible to undertake the HNC Nautical Science course and progress to MCA certification towards Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency.

Availability:

Start: 27/02/2017
End: 03/03/2017

Spaces available

Start: 24/04/2017
End: 28/04/2017

Spaces available

Start: 12/06/2017
End: 16/06/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£500.00

Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems (ECDIS) - IMO 1.27 Generic

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ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY & INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ECDIS)


This course provides instruction on the use and operation of ECDIS through understanding the capabilities and limitations of the system. It meets the guidance of IMO Model Course 1.27, the operational use of ECDIS, for generic ECDIS training

Practical exercises using desktop simulators reinforce the theory and provide an opportunity to develop and practice responses to training scenarios.


Entry requirements:

All Deck Officers who hold a Certificate of Competence issued in accordance with the 2010 Manila amendments should be trained in the use of ECDIS.

Content:

• Legal aspects and requirements

• Main types of electronic charts

• ECDIS data and presentation of data sensors

• Basic navigational functions

• Special functions for route planning and monitoring

• Updating ECDIS Chart Systems

Duration:

5 days, Scottish Maritime Academy.

Availability:

Start: 20/02/2017
End: 24/02/2017

Spaces available

Start: 13/03/2017
End: 17/03/2017

Spaces available

Start: 22/05/2017
End: 26/05/2017

Spaces available

Start: 19/06/2017
End: 23/06/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£800.00

Electronic Navigation Systems (Fishing)

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ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION SYSTEMS (FISHING)


This course gains the candidate the ENS certificate required for Class 1 and 2 Deck Officer (Fishing).

Content:

Radar Plotting, the use of ARPA and other electronic navigation aids.

Duration:

3 weeks, Scottish Maritime Academy

Progression opportunities:

This Certificate is required for Deck Officer Class 2 and Class 1 (Fishing).

*Simulator based

Availability:

Start: 17/04/2017
End: 05/05/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£500.00

GMDSS General Operators Certificate (Radio)

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GMDSS GENERAL OPERATORS CERTIFICATE (RADIO)


Successful completion of this certificate permits you to operate a GMDSS radio installation, including satellite communications equipment, on compulsorily fitted vessels sailing in any of the GMDSS sea areas A1, A2, A3 or A4.

Entry requirements:

Minimum of 18 years of age.

Note - delegates are required to provide photographic identification (driving license or passport) and 2 passport size photographs on the first day of the course.

Content:

  • Safety of life at sea (SOLAS) – General Radio regulations; Distress communications and log-keeping
  • Practical operation of MF/HF terrestrial transceiver; VHF transceiver; Navtex; HF MF/VHF/DSC equipment; Inmarsat C System; Inmarsat B Systems; SART and EPIRB

Duration:

2 weeks, Scottish Maritime Academy.

Availability:

Start: 30/01/2017
End: 10/02/2017

Fully booked

Start: 20/03/2017
End: 31/03/2017

Spaces available

Start: 08/05/2017
End: 19/05/2017

Spaces available

Start: 19/06/2017
End: 30/06/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£1,200.00

HNC Nautical Science (blended learning)

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HNC NAUTICAL SCIENCE


A blended learning programme, this course is a mixture of self-study and attendance at the Academy and is ideal for Deck Ratings who wish to gain further qualifications whilst working. Delegates can study and achieve a HNC, leading to Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) without lengthy periods of study leave from employment.

Entry requirements:

A minimum of 36 months sea service in an acceptable deck capacity on ordinary trading vessels, and written testimonials to demonstrate that a minimum of 6 months have been spent on bridge duties in the last 12 months of sea service. This must include the character, behaviour, conduct and ability of the delegate aboard ship. It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that all entry requirements for the course and the issue of a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) by the MCA are met prior to attending the course.

Content:

• Celestial Navigation

• Marine Meteorology

• Bridge Watchkeeping

• Navigational Mathematics and Science

• Ship Construction

• Chart work and Tides

• Ship Stability

• Marine Cargo Ops

• Emergency Response and Communications

• Marine Law and Management and Nautical Science Graded Unit 1

Duration:

14-16 months self-study plus a minimum of 10 separate weeks at the Scottish Maritime Academy for face to face course delivery and supervised assessment.

Progression opportunities:

Completion of this HNC allows candidates to prepare for SQA external examinations leading to OOW Unltd

(Navigation, Stability and Operation).

You may then progress towards the HND Nautical Science leading to the Chief Mate Certificate of Competency followed by the full Master’s certification.

Availability:

This course is offered on a rolling programme and you may apply at any time.


HND Nautical Science (blended learning)

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HND NAUTICAL SCIENCE


This programme is ideal for those who are working at sea as an Officer of the Watch on four weeks on/off or similar pattern. Candidates can continue study and achieve a HND, leading to Chief Mate (Unlimited) without lengthy periods of study leave from employment.

Entry requirements:

Not less than 18 months sea service as a Watchkeeping Officer whilst holding a Certificate of Competency (CoC) Officer of the Watch. Discharge book entries verifying sea service. Watchkeeping certificates to support all watchkeeping sea service.

It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that all entry requirements for the course and the issue of a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) by the MCA are met prior to attending the course.

Content:

Information Technology, Applied Software 1, Marine Passage Planning, Management of Bridge Operation, Applied Marine Meteorology, Ship Stability: Theory and Practical Application, Marine Vessels: Structures and Maintenance, Management of Vessel Operations, Ship Masters Business, Shipboard Management, Safety Management System, Nautical Science Graded Unit 2, Nautical Science Graded Unit 3.

Duration:

20 - 24 month(s)

Progression opportunities:

Completion of the HND allows candidates to prepare for SQA external examinations (Navigation, Stability & Structure). Successful completion of SQA external exam, NAEST (M), Medical Care and other required short courses and MCA Oral examination are required to gain Chief Mate (Unlimited). Opportunities exist for employment ashore in various maritime related industries for well qualified and experienced ship's officers.

*Mandatory 12 separate week college attendance are required for face to face course delivery and supervised assessment.

Availability:

This course is offered on a rolling programme and you may apply at any time.


Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM) - Operational Level

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HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (HELM) - OPERATIONAL LEVEL


This course will provide you with awareness and understanding of the key human factors influencing performance on board a vessel at an operational level. Delegates will acquire and develop tools and practical skills to apply on board, enhancing the safe operation of the ship and care for personnel.

Entry requirements:

You should meet the minimum seagoing service requirements for the issue of a first Certificate of Competency.

Content:

• Shipboard human resource management

• International maritime conventions and guidelines

• Task / workload management

• Effective communications on board and ashore

• Cultural aspects and team working principles

• Assertiveness, leadership and motivation principles

• Understanding, developing and maintaining situational awareness:

• The influences of situation and risk assessment

• Identify and manage fatigue and stress

• Shipboard training and continuous professional development

Duration:

3 days, Scottish Maritime Academy.

Availability:

Start: 17/04/2017
End: 19/04/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£350.00

Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM) – Management Level

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HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (HELM) – MANAGEMENT LEVEL


This course will develop your awareness and understanding of the key human factors influencing performance on board a vessel at a managerial level. Delegates will acquire useful tools and build upon existing leadership and managerial skills with the overall aim of enhancing the safe operation of the ship and the care of all persons on board.

Entry requirements:

You should hold a deck or engineering certificate of competency at the operational level and meet the minimum seagoing service requirements for the issue of a management level Certificate of Competency.

Content:

• Shipboard human resource management

• International maritime conventions and guidelines

• Task/workload management

• Project management and decision making

• Leadership and management attributes

• Use of effective communications on board and ashore

• Cultural aspects

• Recognising teams

• Roles and responsibilities of a team leader

• Assertiveness, leadership and motivation principles

• Goal setting

• Understanding, developing and maintaining situational awareness

• Creative thinking and problem solving strategies

• Situational awareness and risk assessment

• Shipboard training, mentoring and continuous professional development

Duration:

5 days, Scottish Maritime Academy.

Availability:

Start: 29/05/2017
End: 02/06/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£650.00

MCA 30 hr Approved Engine Course

Fully booked

Contact us for details of the next available course

The objective of this course is to provide students with the basic theoretical knowledge and some prctical hands on experince of diesel engines

Entry requirements:

No formal entry requirements but Seafish eligibility criteria must be met to access funding

Content:

Compression Ignition Engine

Cycle of Operation and Constructional Details

The Fuel System

The Role of Air in the Combustion Process

The Cooling System

The Lubrication System

Engine Electrical Systems

Power Transmission

Hull Fittings

Duration:

30 hrs

Availability:


Cost:

£550.00

Navigation AIDS and Equipment Simulator Training (NAEST) Management Level

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NAVIGATION AIDS AND EQUIPMENT SIMULATOR TRAINING (NAEST) MANAGEMENT LEVEL


This simulator based course will provide you with the skills to maintain safe navigation through the use of electronic navigation systems.

Entry requirements:

A minimum of 12 months watchkeeping service whilst holding a certificate of competency issued under Regulation 11/1 of the STCW Convention, 1978 (as amended) and evidence of completion of MCA approved Navigation, Radar and ARPA Simulator Training (Operational Level) course completed on or after 01.01.2005; or the ECDIS course in compliance with IMO Model Course 1.27.

Content:

• Planning a voyage / navigation

• Information from navigation equipment and systems – radar and ARPA

• Navigation systems including ECDIS and associated systems to assist command decision making

• Search and rescue operations

Duration:

2 weeks, Scottish Maritime Academy.

Availability:

Start: 21/08/2017
End: 01/09/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£1,000.00

Navigation Command Course

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NAVIGATION COMMAND COURSE


The certificate gained from this course is one of the requirements for those who wish to obtain Deck Officer Class 1 (Fishing) Certificate of Competence. This is a simulator based course.

Content:

  • Pilotage
  • Passage planning
  • Ship handling
  • SAR procedures

Duration:

2 weeks, Scottish Maritime Academy

Availability:


Cost:

£500.00

RYA Short Range Certificate (Radio)

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RYA SHORT RANGE CERTIFICATE (RADIO)


A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio using international channels. This certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio.

Content:

• Basics of radio operation

• Correct frequencies (channels) to be used

• Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures

• Ship to shore telephone calls

• Digital Selective Calling (DSC) using simulators

• Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

• Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)

• Search and Rescue (SART)

The course will be examined by a practical and written test.

Duration:

1 day and 3 hours pre-course reading. A £60 RYA exam fee is payable on the day.

Availability:

Start: 30/01/2017
End: 30/01/2017

Spaces available

Start: 06/03/2017
End: 06/03/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£120.00

Seafish Bridge Watchkeeping/Navigation

Spaces available

This course is part of the requirements for Under 16.5m Skipper's Certificate, which is accepted by the MCA for use on small commercial vessels.

Entry requirements:

EMFF funding may be available for experienced fishermen

Duration:

5 days

Progression opportunities:

Under 16.5m Skippers certificate

Availability:


Cost:

£500.00

Seafish Fire Fighting (including Refresher)

Spaces available

This course is a mandatory basic safety course to be undertaken by all fishermen

Duration:

One day

Availability:

Start: 26/01/2017
End: 26/01/2017

Spaces available

Start: 02/03/2017
End: 02/03/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£150.00

Seafish Health and Safety

Spaces available

mandatory training for new entrant fishermen

Content:

- basic health & safety issues and safety practices

- safety equipment/clothing and guidelines on accident prevention.

- understanding orders and on board communications.

Duration:

one day

Availability:


Cost:

£120.00

Seafish Safety Awareness including Refresher

Spaces available

To improve the safety culture on board fishing vessels through the management of safety.

Seafish funding is available for refresher training for eligible fishermen

Entry requirements:

Must have at least 2 years fishing experience

Content:

  • Understand the legal requirements that control safety in the fishing industry
  • Understand health and safety hazards and risks
  • Be able to complete a risk assessment
  • Be able to develop a safety management system for a fishing vessel

Duration:

one day

Availability:

Start: 27/01/2017
End: 27/01/2017

Spaces available

Start: 27/01/2017
End: 27/01/2017

Spaces available

Start: 03/03/2017
End: 03/03/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£120.00

Seafish Sea Survival (including Refresher)

Spaces available

The course delivers a basic knowledge and practice of survival techniques and principles that can be applied to maximise the probability of survival following a marine casualty. Training is delivered through a combination of theory and practical sessions.

This is a one day mandatory for anyone entering seafishing.

Entry requirements:

N/A

Content:

Classroom and diving pool

Duration:

One day

Progression opportunities:

Seafish mandatory courses

Availability:

Start: 28/02/2017
End: 28/02/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£150.00

Seafish Stability

Spaces available

This course is part of the requirement for Under 16.5m Skipper's Certificate, which is accepted by the MCA for use on small commercial vessels.

Entry requirements:

EMFF funding may be available to experienced fishermen who have completed all mandatory safety courses.


Duration:

one day

Progression opportunities:

Under 16.5m Skippers Certificate

Availability:

Start: 03/03/2017
End: 03/03/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£120.00

STCW Elementary First Aid and Seafish First Aid (including Refresher)

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STCW ELEMENTARY FIRST AID


To provide you with a basic knowledge of the immediate action to be taken upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency on board ship. Assessment is by direct observation, oral questioning and simulated scenarios.

Content:

  • Casualty Positioning Resuscitation techniques
  • Control of bleeding
  • Basic shock management
  • Improvised bandages
  • Use of materials in a First Aid Kit
  • Resuscitation techniques

Duration:

1 day, Scottish Maritime Academy

Availability:

Start: 25/01/2017
End: 25/01/2017

Spaces available

Start: 01/03/2017
End: 01/03/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£120.00

STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

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STCW PERSONAL SAFETY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES


Ahead of going to sea, this course provides you with a basic induction in safety procedures, accident prevention and familiarization of the employment conditions and working environment on board merchant vessels.

Content:

• Complying with emergency procedures

• Prevention of marine pollution

• Observing safer working practice

• Understanding the chain of command and orders contributing to effective human relationships on board ship

• Assessment is by direct observation, oral and written questioning and simulated scenarios.

Duration:

4 hours, Scottish Maritime Academy.

Availability:


Cost:

£120.00

STCW Personal Survival Techniques

Spaces available

The course delivers a basic knowledge and practice of survival techniques and principles that can be applied to maximise the probability of survival following a marine casualty. Training is delivered through a combination of theory and practical sessions.

This is a statutory, one-day course for those entering the Merchant Navy.

Entry requirements:

  • Actions prior to abandonment of the vessel
  • Basic principles of survival
  • Types of survival equipment provided on board ships
  • Training and drills
  • Correct use of the lifejacket and entering the water from height
  • Launching of a liferaft. Righting of a capsized liferaft
  • Wet and dry boarding of a liferaft
  • Bring aboard an injured casualty
  • Hypothermia and other medical factors
  • Liferaft first aid
  • Liferaft equipment
  • Actions to aid location by rescuers

Duration:

1 day, Scottish Maritime Academy

Availability:


Cost:

£150.00

STCW Proficiency for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (PDSD)

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STCW PROFICIENCY FOR SEAFARERS WITH DESIGNATED SECURITY DUTIES (PDSD)



This course is designed for those who are employed or engaged on ships which are required to comply with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and who have designated duties under the ships security plan.

Content:

• Introduction to ship security including roles and responsibilities

• Security risks to the ship, personnel, cargo and operations

• Capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems

• Maintenance of measures within the ship security plan

• Effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels

Duration:

1 day, Scottish Maritime Academy.

Availability:

Sorry, there are no dates scheduled for this course at the moment. To find out when we plan to run this course, please send us an enquiry.


Cost:

£150.00

STCW Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship

Dates to be released

This course is intended for seafarers who are designated to take charge of medical care on board ship, in accordance with Regulation VI/4 of the annex to the STCW Convention and Section A-VI/4 (4-6) of the STCW code, and the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) regulations 1997.

Entry requirements:

Delegates must be at least 16 years of age and be in possession of Medical First Aid on Board Ship certification.

Content:

Delegates will undertake practical and theoretical training in the following elements:The course will cover:

  • Making a diagnosis
  • The cardio vascular and respiratory systems
  • The abdomen
  • ENT, dental and ophthalmic
  • Communicable diseases
  • Wounds and injuries
  • Medication
  • Equipment and information

Duration:

5 days

Availability:

Start: 10/07/2017
End: 14/07/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£450.00

STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid

Spaces available

This four-day course is for seafarers designated to provide first aid on board ship and those needing certificates of competency. The level of knowledge gained will be sufficient to enable the seafarer to take immediate action in the case of injury or illness.

Content:

The course will cover:

  • Examination of a casualty
  • Spinal injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • The effects of heat and cold
  • Fractures, dislocation and muscular injuries
  • Radio medical advice
  • Pharmacology
  • Cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia

Duration:

4 days

Progression opportunities:

STCW Medical Care on Board Ship

Availability:

Start: 27/03/2017
End: 30/03/2017

Spaces available

Start: 17/07/2017
End: 21/07/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£350.00

STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness

Spaces available

STCW PROFICIENCY IN SECURITY AWARENESS


The course provides necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to personnel intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties.

Content:

• The importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision

• The requirements and measures to maintain ship security

• Recognising and reporting a security threat

Duration:

4 hours, Scottish Maritime Academy.

Availability:


Cost:

£120.00

Test

Spaces available

Test

Entry requirements:

Test

Content:

Test

Duration:

1 day

Availability:

Start: 29/01/2017
End: 29/01/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£1.00

Trainee Deckhand

Spaces available

TRAINEE DECKHAND


This course is ideal if you are looking to start a career in the Merchant Navy, the offshore supply and standby vessel fleet and/or the fishing industry.

Fee waiver may be available.

Entry requirements:

Candidates must be at least 17 years old.

You will be required to pass a seafarer medical test (ENG 1).

A basic level of core skills are required. Entry to the course is by interview.

Content:

This course covers all the basic requirements of a trainee deckhand. STCW basic safety training (personal survival techniques; first aid; personal safety and social responsibilities and security awareness).

  • Rope work
  • Anchoring
  • Mooring
  • Safety training
  • Seamanship
  • Survival craft and rescue boats
  • Maritime security
  • Duration:

    12 weeks, Scottish Martime Academy

    Progression opportunities:

    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to seek employment in the standby and supply sector and on board fishing vessels.

    After 6 months sea service you will have the opportunity to undertake Efficient Deckhand certification towards Able Bodied seafarer.

    Availability:

    Start: 17/04/2017
    End: 07/07/2017

    Spaces available


    Cost:

    £1,850.00

    Funding support

    Funding support

    Funding options include:

    Fee Waiver

    Applicable to support:

    •Trainee Merchant Navy Deckhand

    The course fee may be waived if any of the following apply to you and you are not a current student at North East Scotland College:

    If you or your family is in receipt of any of the following benefits:

    Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers’ Allowance, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance.

    Further information is available at application stage.


    Marine Society

    Applicable to support:

    •Selected Merchant Navy short courses

    The Theodore Salvesen Memorial Trust

    Applicable to support:

    •Selected Merchant Navy courses

    Grants are available to individuals where financial hardship/difficulty is experienced. More details can be found at: www.tsmtrust.com


    MARS Training Shipping Fund

    Applicable to support:

    •Selected Merchant Navy and Fishing courses.

    MARS funding application forms are available from the Academy

    Seafish

    Applicable to support:

    •Selected short sea fishing safety courses

    •Deck Officer Class 2 Fishing

    •Deck Officer Class 1 Fishing

    Seafish may also offer funding to fishermen who want to undertake voluntary training to develop their safety skills.


    Please check the relevant websites for the most up to date information on funding support.

    Useful links

    Prospectus (16.91 MB)
    Careers at Sea www.careersatsea.org
    Careers at Sea & Beyond www.casandbeyond.org
    International Maritime Organization www.imo.org
    M Notice Finder www.mnoticefinder.com
    Marine Society www.marine-society.org
    Maritime Skills Alliance www.maritimeskills.org
    North East Scotland Fishermen's Training Association www.nefta.info
    Peterhead Port Authority www.peterheadport.co.uk
    Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) www.sqa.org.uk
    The Fishermen's Mission www.fishermensmission.org.uk
    The Marine Society www.marine-society.org
    The Nautical Institute www.nautinst.org
    The Theodore Salveson Memorial Trust www.tsmtrust.com
    Thomas Gunn Navigational Services Ltd www.thomasgunn.com
    Scottish Fishermen's Trust www.sff.co.uk/SF_Trust