Next course dates
|Start Date||Location||Duration / Fee|
|24/10/2022||Fleetwood Nautical Campus||5 Weeks/ £1,175||Enquire|
|24/10/2022||Fleetwood Nautical Campus||5 Weeks/ £1,115||Enquire|
|31/01/2023||Fleetwood Nautical Campus||5 Weeks/ £1,115||Enquire|
|06/02/2023||Fleetwood Nautical Campus||5 Weeks/ £1,175||Enquire|
|13/02/2023||Fleetwood Nautical Campus||5 Weeks/ £1,115||Enquire|
|30/05/2023||Fleetwood Nautical Campus||5 Weeks/ £1,115||Enquire|
|30/05/2023||Fleetwood Nautical Campus||5 Weeks/ £1,175||Enquire|
This course prepares you 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 examinations.
You will have already gained the academic knowledge required following the requisite period of sea service holding your first Certificate of Competency (CoC).
The course is part of a suite of qualifications that forms part of the criteria required to apply for the Chief Mate Certificate of Competency and is designed to develop the higher management skills to work in a senior role on board a vessel .
This course is suitable for students who have previously attempted SQA in either Stability and/or Navigation (in the last 12 months) and require support to achieve a Pass.
Minimum 5-week course is our requirement for anyone making a third attempt or more.
This course is also available over a 9 to 10 week period (HND to Chief Mates 1 term Course) for those seeking a longer period of preparation.
The course fee shown does not include the MCA/SQA exam fee.
- HND Nautical Science from a UK institute
- Attempted the SQA examination in the last 12 months
If you have attempted the SQA examinations more than 12 months ago, you will need to complete the HND to Chief Mates course (this lasts one term).
This course prepares you to the MCA/SQA syllabus for:
- Ship Stability & Structure
MCA/SQA external assessments will be conducted at the end of the course.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Classroom based teaching and learning supported with online resources to prepare you for the external exams.
Evening ‘clinics’ support also available from Monday to Thursday.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
You will need to bring personal stationery items including calculators and equipment for navigation classes.
The price of this course does not include the MCA/SQA Chief Mate exam fee.
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.
Read our tuition fees guide.
Regulation and Accreditation
Accrediting Institution: N/A
Awarding Body: NONE
Terms and Conditions
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