Advanced Diploma Nautical Science Top Up


Course Code: MH1HE88


Maritime and Nautical

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
16/01/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus23 Weeks/ £6,500Apply   
05/09/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus25 Weeks/ £6,500Apply   
08/01/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus23 Weeks/ £6,500Apply   

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.

Entry Requirements

Advanced Certificate/HNC Nautical Science 120 Credits or minimum 12 months watchkeeping service while holding an OOW unlimited, II/1, Certificate of Competency issued by an administration acceptable to UK MCA for Certificate of Equivalent Competency.


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 of 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. Work with others in a safe and effective manner.

6. Develop skills to deal with emergency situations.

7. Develop discipline and compliance with current maritime legislation.

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

Assessment Methods

Please see the programme handbook for this information.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This programme requires commitment to attend online lectures, classrooms lectures (where appropriate) in line with your study timetable. It is a requirement of the programme that you also undertake appropriate independent study and further reading and assessment.

As well as attendance in lectures and blended engagement, you are expected to undertake sufficient self-directed study. For each hour of class contact, you can typically expect to undertake an additional 2-3 hours of work; however, this is dependent upon individual progress. You will need to find the right number of hours based on your own needs. Our tutors can help you with advice and support.


Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

No specific equipment required.

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: SQA

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

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