Chief Mate (Unlimited COC) - Advanced Diploma Nautical Science


Course Code: MH1HE91


Maritime and Nautical

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
09/09/2022Fleetwood Nautical CampusApply   
10/01/2023Fleetwood Nautical CampusApply   
02/05/2023Fleetwood Nautical CampusApply   
06/09/2023Fleetwood Nautical CampusApply   

Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma Nautical Science aims to provide 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:

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.


Entry Requirements

Advanced Certificate/HNC Nautical Science 120 Credits or Minimum 12 months’ watch keeping service while holding an OOW unlimited, II/1, Certificate of Competency issued by an administration acceptable to the 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 progress towards you obtaining a UK Chief Mate Unlimited II/2 Certificate of Competency (CoC) of a merchant vessel.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Classroom and practical learning are combined in this course.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Writing/drawing materials and instruments for taking notes and chart work can be purchased from College or any other supplier. When purchasing standard items, the cost will not normally exceed £100.

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

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