Deck Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3

Course Code: MF1FE01

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
25/02/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus22 WeeksApply
02/09/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus22 WeeksApply

Course Overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations is for anyone wanting to progress to an officer role within the Merchant Navy. Offering both deck officer and engine officer routes, the course provides the underpinning knowledge needed to progress to the HNC/HND in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering and thereby qualify for the Officer of the Watch (OOW) Certificate of Competency (CoC). The course is 22 weeks in duration and delivered during the first of five phases that constitute a three-year cadet training programme at one of the UK’s top nautical institutions, Fleetwood Nautical Campus.

Entry Requirements

Prior to 2017

4 GCSEs or Scottish Standard Grades including English, Mathematics and Science – Grades A-C

2017 onwards

4 GCSEs or Scottish Standard Grades including English, Mathematics and Science – Grades 9-4 (England), 1-4 (Scotland), A-C (Wales)

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course is delivered via interactive lectures incorporating short presentations from both tutors and students. You will also have the opportunity to work in groups to critically analyse and solve problems, and apply your knowledge and understanding to a range of tutor and student-defined contexts.

The following table outlines the credit value of each unit, timetabled hours and the amount of time we expect you to devote to independent study:

UnitCredit valueGuided learning hoursSelf-study
Maritime Sector Overview33030
Vessel Construction and Stability55050
Mathematics for Seafarers54040
Numeracy for Seafarers66060
Control Vessel Operations87070
Nautical Science – an Introduction84070
Ship Construction54545
Assist with a Vessel's Navigational Watch32828
Maritime Employment, Environment, Health and Safety Practice22020
Vessel Rope Work, Anchoring and Mooring Operations55050
Securing a Vessel for Passage32828
Control Operation of Survival Craft and Rescue Boats33030

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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