Chief Mate (Unlimited) - HND

Course Code: MH1HE43

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/01/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 YearEnquire
29/04/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 YearEnquire
03/09/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 YearEnquire

Course Overview

Qualify for an exciting career at sea with the HND Chief Mate Deck (Unlimited). Talented individuals can expect to progress quickly and receive good levels of pay, with the opportunity of exploring the world’s most exotic locations an added bonus. The course, when combined with certain professional qualifications, will entitle you to apply for a Chief Mate (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency. and provides the required knowledge, skills and experience for eventual seagoing employment as a Chief Officer in the Merchant Navy. You will either have a sponsoring company or be undertaking the qualification in your own right.

Entry Requirements

To gain a Chief Mate (Unlimited) UK Certificate of Competency you will need to have the following:

  • 12 months’ watchkeeping service while holding an OOW (Unlimited) (II/I) Certificate of Competency – see MSN 1856
  • HNC Nautical Science
  • STCW short courses as required - see MSN 1865 for details and Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved countries and centres
  • MCA SQA Navigation and Stability exams
  • MCA Orals

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Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Our expert tutors use a range of teaching methods to cater to different learning styles and to support you in developing relevant skills, knowledge and experience.

Work Placement and Field Trips

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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. .

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