Cadets - HND NSc Top Up
Course Code: MH1HE52
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This programme is aimed at applicants wishing to pursue a career at sea. Students will either have a sponsoring company or be undertaking the qualification in their own right. The HND, when combined with certain professional qualifications, will entitle successful students to apply to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for a Certificate of Competency ( for employment as a chief officer on board merchant vessels). For applicants who have already completed an HNC Nautical Science, this course precedes the sea service required to qualify for Chief Mate (unlimited) Certificate of Competency.
Candidates will require a minimum of 18 months' sea-time as a watchkeeping officer while holdijg an STCW95 Officer of The Watch Certificate of Competency (CoC)
Blended Learning HND - Entry to the course is at the discretion of the College, however, by the end of the course you will need to have completed 36 months' approved sea-time. for further information please email the Blended Learning Unit at email@example.com
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
The HNC/D in Nautical Science is taught using a blend of traditional and student centred learning activities. Our team of highly qualified industry specialists will provide vocationally relevant structured input through lectures, presentations and simulations. You will be expected to develop your skills knowledge and understanding of navigation, meteorology, ship construction and stability as well as marine cargo and bridge watch keeping. A large part of the taught sessions will help you to develop and further enhance your Maths and science skills to enable you to get the best out of the other complimentary modules on the programme. You will be given calculations to solve and will use the results of these to predict outcomes and plot and plan actions. You will be provided with the opportunity to work in groups and individually to identify and solve problems work with charts and plans and understand and respond to potential emergency situations as they arise.
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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. .