Minimum entry requirements are:
At least 12 months watchkeeping service whilst holding a Certificate of Competency issued under Regulation II/1 of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended. (Candidates for Chief Mate less that 3,000 gt will be accepted with a minimum of 6 months watchkeeping service); and provide documentary evidence of successful completion of:
a) MCA approved Navigation Aids and Equipment Simulator Training (NAEST) (Operational Level) course completed on or after 1 January 2005; or
b) MCA approved ECDIS course completed on or after 1 January 2005.
Students shall verbally confirm on the day that they are fit and well enough to participate in practical exercises.