SQA (SCQF Level 7)


  • Maritime
  • Maritime

Why take this course?

Successful completion will lead to the award of an Officer of the Watch (OOW) (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency when taken in conjunction with the required STCW short courses, SQA written and oral exams.

This programme is ideal for those who are working at sea on four weeks on/off or similar pattern. This course is a mixture of self-study and attendance at the Academy allowing you to achieve a HNC without lengthy periods of study leave from employment.

To apply for this course (on a unit by unit basis) please contact us.

What you will experience

This programme consists of the following units. It is recommended that each unit is undertaken one at a time.

  • 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