Course Code: ON00001 Seafarer (Deck Rating) - Apprenticeship Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees Anytime Fleetwood Nautical Campus / £0 Apply now Anytime Fleetwood Nautical Campus / £0 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary A Seafarer (deck rating) works as a member of the navigation department on board ships and vessels of different types and sizes, carrying out watchkeeping duties; maintaining the safety and security of the vessel, cargo and personnel on board; and undertaking a range of practical seafarer skills covering ropework, anchoring and mooring activities and operations. You'll work a shift rota both on your own and as part of a team. You must be able to work safely in enclosed spaces and at heights, and respond to vessel emergencies. You'll administer first aid; carry out fire prevention and firefighting duties, use survival techniques in the water, and operate survival craft and rescue boats. With this qualification you'll be able to work on any type and size of ship - anywhere in the world. Seafarer regulations are set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and are known as the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) and are put into effect in the UK by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Seafarer (Deck Rating) Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme under an Apprenticeship Agreement designed by employers in the sector. It allows the apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience on board ship, along with functional and personal skills, required for their immediate job and future career. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training at Fleetwood Nautical Campus and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. Entry Requirements Apprenticeship training programmes are available to both existing and new staff and for any age. Large employers can use their Apprenticeship Levy to pay for the training programmes also. For existing staff this offers an ideal opportunity to up-skill and retrain for promotion, whilst for recruitment of new staff, the apprenticeship offers personnel the opportunity to earn as they learn. Candidates must be physically fit and able to pass the ENG1 medical requirements for a Deck Rating, including lookout duties. Be committed and willing to work away from home. If you require any assistance recruiting a new apprentice for your company, contact Ian or Colin on 01253 504800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Survival in the water during maritime emergencies. Emergency first aid in response to maritime accidents or medical emergencies. Maritime security. Maritime sector overview. Maritime employment environmental health and safety practice. Vessel fire prevention and fire fighting. Vessel ropework anchoring and mooring operations. Securing a vessel for passage. Assisting with securing a vessel for passage. Vessel construction and stability. Basic vessel watchkeeping. Control Operation of Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Enclosed Space Training. Designated Security Duties. Efficient Deck Hand. Industry Placement and Field Trips The apprentice will need to be employed full-time with a relevant contract of employment. As the employer you will also need to agree to our Skills Coach contacting your delegate regularly to complete a review of on board training. Teaching and Learning Methods The apprenticeship is delivered over 5 phases, alternating College and sea phases. The time at College will be a mix of classroom and practical training using specialist marine, fire and survival equipment. During sea phases the delegates will have a MNTB Rating task book to complete on board training. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods You will need to demonstrate proficiency in all areas of the course. This will be assessed in a variety of ways from practical assessment to written tests. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Other Costs and Equipment Needed Each apprentice will need: ENG1 medical examination Appropriate PPE for their on-board activities Travel and accommodation costs during college phases Watch rating certificate application if the company is not authorised to issue on board Able Seafarers application on completion of program Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression This Apprenticeship will support your employee to progress to the position of Seafarer (Deck Rating) on board ship.