Officer of the Watch Deck SQA Exam Support

Course Code: MX1EC147

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
09/09/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus5 Weeks / £1000.00Enquire

Course Overview

Prepare for your Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) external examinations administered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The course is designed to support both Navigation and Stability and Operations examinations. In the case of resit(s), it may be just one of these subjects.

You will have already gained the academic knowledge required following the requisite period of sea service.

The course is part of a suite of qualifications that make up the Officer Of the Watch Certificate of Competency and are designed to develop the operational skills necessary to perform on board a vessel in a junior officer role.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this aspect of a Certificate of Competency, however it is expected that seafarers undertaking this course will have completed a Higher National Certificate in Nautical Science programme and met some, if not all, of the other required parts of the Officer of The Watch (OOW) Certificate of Competency. 

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

All teaching and learning is performed within a classroom based environment through a selection of worked examples and recap of previous academic topics. 

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. .

Tuition Fees

Fees, Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Private delegate - tuition fees are to be paid in full at the time of booking.

All fees are strictly non-refundable except when the College cancels the course.

Company sponsored delegate

  • Companies who hold credit accounts with the College will be invoiced following delivery of the Course
  • New companies are required to pay at the time of booking for their first course; credit facilities may be available on request, following successful credit checks.

Off-Premises and Distance Contracts Only

Please refer to College Terms & Conditions.

Course Transfers

If you are unable to attend your course you may be able to transfer to another available date. All transfer requests must be received in writing by FOSC no later than 5 working days prior to the commencement date of the course. Email cancellations during the weekend period are strictly not acceptable for courses that commence on a Monday or Tuesday. Company delegates that fail to attend on the commencement date of the course and have not provided 5 working days written notice will be invoiced the full course fee. Private delegates that fail to attend and have not provided 5 working days written notice will be charged the full course fee, no course transfer date will be processed and their payment will be lost. All second transfer requests incur a £55.00 administration fee. Delegates who have made multiple transfers (3+) and fail to attend without the required prior notice in writing will be charged a relevant fee at the discretion of FOSC.

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