Chief Mate (Unlimited UK COC) - Advanced Diploma Nautical Science (Blended Learning)


  

Course Code: MD1EC139

  

Maritime and Nautical


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AnytimeFleetwood Nautical Campus5 YearsApply   

Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma Nautical Science aims to provide you with the fundamental knowledge and key study skills required to allow further study at a Higher Education Level. You will achieve good understanding of Marine Navigation, Ship Stability, Shipboard Operations, Shipmasters Business and Shipboard Management and solve problems from a Management perspective. You will also develop practical skills through bridge simulation and cargo/Stability programmes.

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to:

Progress towards you obtaining a UK Chief Mate Unlimited II/2 Certificate of Competency (CoC) of a merchant vessel.

  • Take responsibility of managing watches at sea and in port.
  • Effectively manage navigation of a vessel by traditional and modern means.
  • Manage a vessel in a safe and effective manner.
  • Work with others in a safe and effective manner.
  • Develop skills to deal with emergency situations.
  • Develop discipline and compliance with current maritime legislation.
  • Prepare for the external MCA written and oral examinations at Chief Officer Level.

You can find out more in the:

Programme Specification

Programme Handbook 

Course Information Sheet

Fee Information

Full course fee - £6545
Fee payable at enrolment for Set One - £1770 (including SQA registration and online registration)

The remaining sets can be purchased individually throughout the course once you have completed Set One.

Entry Requirements

Admission criteria for this Blended Learning AdD Nautical Science is an MCA approved Unlimited Officer of the Watch (OOW) Certificate of Competency or level 4 Nautical Science qualification. IELTs is not a requirement for this course.

Qualification Obtained

Advanced Diploma Nautical Science

Career Options and Progression

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to:

1. Progress towards you obtaining a UK Chief Mate Unlimited II/2 Certificate of Competency (CoC) of a merchant vessel.

2. Take responsibility for managing watches at sea and in port.

3. Effectively manage navigation of a vessel by traditional and modern means.

4. Manage a vessel in a safe and effective manner.

5. Lead others in a safe and effective manner.

6. Develop skills to lead in emergency situations.

7. Develop discipline and ensure compliance with current maritime legislation at senior officer level.

8. Prepare for the external MCA written and oral examinations at Chief Officer and Master Mariner Level.

You may wish to progress to the Maritime Operations Management (Nautical Science) - BSC Hons Degree with Bridging Module from HND/Adv Dip - Topup.

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Throughout your programme you will learn and be assessed in a range of ways to support the overall aims and outcomes of the programme in order to equip you with the appropriate skills for roles within the maritime industry. Employers will be looking for a range of skills and competencies, including innovation and initiative. They will be keen to employ strong communicators and team players. The programme is designed to promote the development of these qualities alongside core technical competencies and academic knowledge.

Units

Each unit has its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to suit specific aspects of the curriculum. You will progress through the units via a range of learning and assessment styles, and the supportive structure of the programme allows you to build on knowledge developed in earlier units.

Resources

The resources to support you in your studies include books, e-books and journals, as well as the college’s virtual learning environment, Canvas. Canvas provides an online platform for programme resources, allowing you to access materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You will receive access to maritime specific documents and eBooks with membership to Witherby Connect and Regs4Ships. The Ocean Learning Platform is used to provide access to a library of videos designed for training industry professionals. 

Blended Learning lecturers are at hand to support your learning. Sessions can be scheduled with subject experts and Higher Education Learning Mentors (HELMs) to assist with your learning journey. Following enrolment to a set of units, learning and teaching will be supported by learning materials which have been created by the blended learning team. These resources provide an outline of each unit, a recommended reading list and provide details of the unit’s syllabus and learning outcomes. You will submit work through Canvas and receive feedback which will aid your revision when preparing for assessments. 

 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

While there is no specific unit dedicated to Work Based Learning or Placement, experience onboard ships is essential for obtaining the OOW CoC. 

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

You are expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g., pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile. Candidates will need calculators as specified by the rubric of individual module and as permitted by the College. The College approved models are Casio FX- 70,Casio FX- 85GT Plus and Casio FX 115 MS. These may be purchased from any appropriate retailer. You will require access to a computer or laptop with internet access. Learning Resources are provided on-site and free for students to use within normal college working hours.

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

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: Scottish Qualification Authority

Terms and Conditions

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