SCQF Level 7


  • Maritime
  • Maritime

Why take this course?

Deck Officers are vital members of the ship’s operational team, responsible for navigating ships safely around the world.

The programme consists of 5 phases, usually over 3 years, and is a combination of Academy based learning and seatime.

Upon completion you will gain the MCA Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency and an HNC in Nautical Science.

Places are sponsored by shipping companies and further information is available by contacting us. Your application process will be directed via the shipping companies.

Listen to why Kyle Mcgonagle chose the programme and his journey so far:

What you will experience

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  • STCW basic safety courses
  • NC in Shipping and Maritime Operations
  • Theoretical and practical elements of Efficient Deckhand
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (PRCRB)
  • MNTB Entry into Enclosed spaces
  • HNC Nautical Science
  • Ancillary courses required for Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency
  • Sea phases will be undertaken and training provided as per MNTB training record book.

The Ambassadors video below provides a flavour of life as a Deck Officer.