Chief Mate Orals Preparation - 2 Weeks

Course Code: MX1EC169

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
02/12/2019Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks / £750.00Enquire
30/03/2020Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks / £750.00Enquire
13/07/2020Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks / £750.00Enquire

Course Overview

Prepare for your Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Chief Mates orals examination.

This intensive programme of study will provide the knowledge and understanding required by Chief Mates employed on board merchant vessels.

You will learn techniques to enable you to express your knowledge and to portray a high level of management skills during the oral examination interview.

Please note that this course is available in 2 week and 4 week timescales. Candidates who completed the HND in Nautical Science more than 2 months before the start of this course, and need a longer period to prepare, are strongly advised to study the 4 week course.

Entry Requirements

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) recognised Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency (unlimited – II/1) and HND in Nautical Science (less than 12 months old)

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

This is a classroom based course that is centred on the knowledge and understanding required for the oral assessment. Questions and answer sessions are the core, with any deficiencies addressed through explanation and relation to the appropriate regulations. 

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.

Regulation and Accreditation

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