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: 25/09/2017
End: 29/09/2017

Spaces available

Start: 06/11/2017
End: 10/11/2017

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: 21/08/2017
End: 25/08/2017

Spaces available

Start: 02/10/2017
End: 06/10/2017

Spaces available

Start: 20/11/2017
End: 24/11/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£900.00

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: 11/09/2017
End: 29/09/2017

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.

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: 28/08/2017
End: 08/09/2017

Fully booked

Start: 09/10/2017
End: 20/10/2017

Spaces available

Start: 27/11/2017
End: 08/12/2017

Spaces available

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

Spaces available


Cost:

£1,200.00

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:


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: 26/06/2017
End: 30/06/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£650.00

MCA 30 hr Approved Engine Course - Part 1

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 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: 03/07/2017
End: 07/07/2017

Fully booked


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: 04/09/2017
End: 15/09/2017

Spaces available


Cost:

£1,000.00

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: 04/09/2017
End: 15/09/2017

Spaces available


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 or 2 evening classes

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

Availability:

Start: 05/09/2017
End: 12/09/2017

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:


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:


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:


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:

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:


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 & Seafish Se Survival

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)

Dates to be released

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

Spaces available

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: 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

Funding support

Funding support

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:

•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

Please note that Seafish Funding is not available at this current time. Check the Seafish website for the most up to date information. The Academy will update this page as and when the situation changes.

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

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