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).


(Non-Scottish student fee is £3,500)


Availability:

Start: 16/04/2018
End: 06/07/2018

Spaces available


Cost:

£1,844.00

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: 05/03/2018
End: 30/03/2018

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.


(Non-Scottish student fee is £3,500)

Availability:

Start: 08/01/2018
End: 30/03/2018

Spaces available

Start: 16/04/2018
End: 06/07/2018

Spaces available


Cost:

£1,964.00

ECDIS - TYPE SPECIFIC - FURUNO

Spaces available

This course has been designed for candidates who have completed ECDIS generic training and now require equipment specific training. It has been designed for officers in charge of a navigational watch.

Entry requirements:

Those attending the course should have completed the generic 5 day IMO 1.27 ECDIS course

Content:

A minimum of 2 days using Furuno computer based type specific package and assessment. This is supported by experienced ECDIS tutors.

Duration:

2 days approx

Availability:

Start: 23/10/2017
End: 24/10/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£600.00

Electronic Navigation Systems (Fishing)

Spaces available

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: 08/01/2018
End: 26/01/2018

Spaces available

Start: 16/04/2018
End: 04/05/2018

Spaces available


Cost:

£600.00

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.

Course Fee = £1,040 + £160 GMDSS exam fee

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: 04/12/2017
End: 15/12/2017

Spaces available

Start: 29/01/2018
End: 09/02/2018

Spaces available

Start: 12/03/2018
End: 23/03/2018

Spaces available

Start: 14/05/2018
End: 25/05/2018

Spaces available


Cost:

£1,200.00

MCA 30 hr Approved Engine Course - Part 1

Spaces available

The objective of this course is to provide students with the basic theoretical knowledge and some practical hands on experience 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

Progression opportunities:

MCA Approved Engine Course - Part 2

Availability:

Start: 23/10/2017
End: 27/10/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£550.00

Navigation Command Course

Spaces available

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:

Start: 19/02/2018
End: 02/03/2018

Spaces available


Cost:

£500.00

Oral Prep

Dates to be released

Intensive short course prior to undertaking MCA Oral examination

Entry requirements:

It is recommended that candidates have the relevant NOE before taking the prep course and have booked their MCA oral exam

Content:

as per relevant syllabus

Duration:

5 days

Availability:


Cost:

£400.00

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 or 2 evening classes

A £60 RYA exam fee is payable on the day/evening

Availability:

Start: 30/10/2017
End: 30/10/2017

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: 07/02/2018
End: 07/02/2018

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:

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

Spaces available


Cost:

£120.00

Seafish Safety Awareness including Refresher

Dates to be released

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:

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:

£120.00

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:

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:

£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: 17/01/2018
End: 17/01/2018

Spaces available


Cost:

£120.00

STCW Personal Survival Techniques & Seafish Sea Survival

Fully booked

Contact us for details of the next available course

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 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: 04/12/2017
End: 07/12/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£450.00

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.

This course is sponsored by Peterhead Port Authority which allows all new entrants to receive Personal Protective Equipment and have access to survival equipment.

Entry requirements:

Candidates must be at least 17 years old.

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: 08/01/2018
    End: 30/03/2018

    Spaces available

    Start: 16/04/2018
    End: 06/07/2018

    Spaces available


    Cost:

    £1,850.00

    Funding support

    Funding support


    NEW - ADDITIONAL FUNDING NOW AVAILABLE

    Funding is now available from the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF), Seafish and the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) to support voluntary and refresher safety training for fishermen. This funding supports fishermen to develop their safety skills and knowledge beyond the minimum legal requirements.

    Eligibility

    Funding is only available to fishermen who have worked on a UK-registered fishing vessel for at least 60 days within the last 2 years and have completed all the required basic safety training courses. Fishermen can also undertake funded refresher training if their existing certificates are over 3 years old.

    Funded courses

    12.12.16

    -

    5 days

    Seafish Bridge Watchkeeping

    19.12.16

    -

    1 day

    Seafish Safety Awareness (inc Refresher)

    23.01.17

    -

    1 day

    Seafish Safety Awareness (inc Refresher)

    24.01.17

    -

    1 day

    Seafish Sea Survival/STCW Personal Survival Techniques (inc Refresher)

    25.01.17

    -

    1 day

    Seafish First Aid/STCW Elementary First Aid (inc Refresher)

    26.01.17

    -

    1 day

    Seafish Basic Fire Fighting (inc Refresher)

    27.02.17

    -

    1 day

    Seafish Safety Awareness (inc Refresher)

    28.02.17

    -

    1 day

    Seafish Sea Survival/STCW Personal Survival Techniques (inc Refresher)

    01.03.17

    -

    1 day

    Seafish First Aid/STCW Elementary First Aid (inc Refresher)

    02.03.17

    -

    1 day

    Seafish Basic Fire Fighting (inc Refresher)

    03.03.17

    -

    1 day

    Seafish Stability

    28.11.17

    -

    9 days

    AMERC GMDSS/GOC radio

    30.01.17

    -

    9 days

    AMERC GMDSS/GOC radio

    30.01.17

    -

    10 hrs

    RYA SRC radio

    09.01.17

    -

    3 wks

    Electronic Navigation Systems

    09.01.17

    -

    5 days

    MCA Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems

    20.02.17

    -

    5 days

    MCA Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems

    09.01.17

    -

    12 wks

    Class 2 Deck Officer Fishing

    17.04.17

    -

    12 wks

    Class 2 Deck Officer Fishing

    17.04.17

    -

    12 wks

    Class 1 Deck Officer Fishing


    Note: All applications for funding must be approved in advance of the training being undertaken. Funding applies to non-mandatory certification and refresher training only.

    To apply for this funding contact Linda Hope on 01779 476204.


    For seafarers not sponsored or employed by a shipping company some courses may attract sponsorship or funding. This is dependent upon a number of different factors including course choice, personal circumstances and fund availability.

    Funding options include:

    Marine Society

    Applicable to support:

    •Deck Officer Class 1 Fishing (if converting to OOW Unlimited)

    MARS Training Shipping Fund

    Applicable to support:

    •Selected Fishing courses

    MARS funding application forms are available from the Academy

    Seafish

    Seafish grants may be available for eligible fishermen. Please contact the Academy for more information.

    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.


    Funding routes...

    Useful links

    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