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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.
You can find the Programme Specification here.
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.
Advanced Diploma Nautical Science
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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
You are expected to provide stationery, including parallel rules and dividers for marine passage planning, celestial navigation and radar plotting and a scientific calculator.
Having your own laptop or similar device is recommended but not essential.
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.
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Regulation and Accreditation
Accrediting Institution: N/A
Awarding Body: Scottish Qualification Authority
Terms and Conditions
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