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Course Code: MH1HE76

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
07/09/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus29 Weeks / £6,500Enquire
11/01/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus25 Weeks / £6,500Enquire

Course Overview

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science is delivered at Fleetwood Nautical Campus (FNC) and provides students with the fundamental knowledge and key study skills required to allow further study at Higher Education Level. Students will achieve good understanding of Marine Navigation, Ship Stability, Shipboard Operations, Shipmasters Business and Shipboard Management and solve problems from a Management perspective. Students 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.

Entry Requirements

  • MCA approved HNC Nautical Science 120 Credits / Advanced Certificate in Nautical Science  
  • IELTS for UKVI. Students must score a minimum grade of 4.0 in each of the following elements, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science is delivered using a blend of learning styles, with assessments being conducted at the end of each unit.

To complete your underpinning knowledge, you will need to attend the college regularly and work through all of the learning material and submit your formative assessments for marking on a regular basis.

Industry 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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