To obtain the Certificate of Competency, candidates are required to complete additional short courses including Medical Care, Navigation Control Course/NAEST Management, Advanced Fire Fighting and sit an MCA oral examination.
12 Apr 2021
- Scottish Maritime Academy
Why take this course?
12 week course exam preparation course for MCA Class 1 Deck Officer written exams
What you will experience
Navigation 1 – Celestial Navigation, Ocean Passage Planning
Navigation 2 – Radar Plotting, Electronic Navigation
Ship Construction and Stability
Safety and Management
Sea service requirements – 12 months in fishing vessels of over 12m length operating in unlimited waters OR 6 months in fishing vessels of over 12m in length operation in unlimited waters PLUS 12 months in fishing vessels of over 12m in length operation in limited waters OR at least 2 years in fishing vessels operating in limited waters and at the discretion of the Chief Examiner (see MSF434)
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, including seafarers vision test or ENG1
Non Scottish candidate fee – £4,100
Progression & ancillary courses
After relevant seatime, candidates can progress to Class 1 Deck Officer Fishing (see MSF 4345)
HNC Nautical Science
“I would absolutely recommend studying at the SMA. The staff and lecturers are always approachable and helpful even when they are very busy juggling tight schedules. My blended learning co-ordinator deserves an award herself for her dedication to monitoring and co-ordinating my study program!”
Deck Officer Class 2 (Fishing)
“I’ve attended the Scottish Maritime Academy for almost 6 months to complete my Class 2 Deck Officer Fishing course. It is a long time to be away from my family in Kirkcudbright but I have really enjoyed the course and have been given lots of help by tutors and staff.”
ECDIS IMO Model Course 1.27
“I have just undertaken the ECDIS course and I’m hoping to return to the Scottish Maritime Academy to enrol onto the Class 1 Deck Officer (Fishing) course.”
“I’ve just completed the 12-week trainee deckhand course which is ideal for new entrants. I have enjoyed the course, the tutors are great and the course will definitely help me get my first berth.”
Deck Officer Class 2 (Fishing)
“I am studying for my Deck Officer Class 2 Fishing and although far from home (Orkney) and a big commitment, it’s been a good experience. Classes are small and there’s been lots of tutor support. I would highly recommend SMA to future seafarers.”
Stephen John Duthie
Oral Examination Preparation
“I’m attending a preparation course for my oral exam and really appreciate having a local College on my door step.”
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Scottish Maritime Academy
Starts 12 Apr 2021
Duration 12 wks
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