Deck Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3

Course Code: MF1FE19

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
22/02/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus20 WeeksApply
06/09/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus27 WeeksApply

Course Overview

Merchant Navy career is still considered to be coveted and much sought after career because of the possibility of seeing the world and getting trained while you earn high possible tax free wages.

This qualification is considered as an entry qualification for wide variety of maritime employment. Generally this course is provided to all shipping company sponsored candidates undergoing an approved training scheme to become an officer in the merchant navy. This award is now available to all non-sponsored candidates looking for careers in the merchant navy or wider maritime industry which includes river navigation, code vessel employability, off-shore market, merchant navy etc.

B&FC will ensure that all successful candidates will get an interview with the shipping/ cadet training company to get sponsorship to be a merchant navy cadet.

Entry Requirements

Alongside a passion for the subject you will need four GCSE passes at grades 9-4 (or equivalent) including English, Maths and Science.  

If you are seeking a merchant navy career, you must also be medically fit and able to see clearly with colour vision. 

Details on the medical and eye test including colour visions are provided in this guide.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Maritime Studies

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Most of this course takes place across classroom teaching, outdoor learning, activity based learning, ship visits and tutorials.

There will also be an element of independent learning to prepare for the higher education you will progress to after this qualification.

Independent learning is mainly by e-Learning using the college’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

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