Deck Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3

Course Code: MF1FE19

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Start DateLocationDuration
03/09/2018Fleetwood 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

Candidates applying for this qualification must hold 5 GCSC subjects which include Math, English and Science with Grades C or above and minimum B for English and Mathematics to have option to choose from Foundation Degree (FD) Route or Higher National (HN) Diploma Route. If you do not hold B in Math and English, you will be restricted to HN Route only.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Majority of the teaching and learning are covered by class room 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 electronic material and college’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of maritime and nautical 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 vocational and industrial experience and professional practice. .

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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