OOW Orals Preparation

Course Code: MX1EC218

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
18/10/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Weeks / £690Enquire
15/11/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Weeks / £690Enquire
06/12/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Weeks / £690Enquire
21/03/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Weeks / £690Enquire
28/03/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Weeks / £690Enquire
01/06/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Weeks / £690Enquire
20/06/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Weeks / £690Enquire

Course Overview

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

This intensive programme of study will provide the knowledge and understanding required by junior officers to perform as a navigating officer on board merchant vessels.

You will learn techniques to help you express your knowledge and display competence during the oral examination interview.

Please be aware that this course represents one of two elements of the total course programme for OOW orals preparation.

There is an additional, mandatory week of training covering:

  • risk management
  • lifesaving appliances
  • fire fighting
  • deck work and EDH refresher (deck only)

The OOW orals preparation is a total of five weeks (incorporating both elements) for both deck and engine specialisms.

Pricing (both elements):

  • Deck: £970
  • Engine: £915

For further details, please contact maritimeshortcourses@blackpool.ac.uk.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however, this is a single element in a suite of qualifications needed when applying for the first certificate of competency (OOW).

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning is wholly class-room based and 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

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NONE

Regulatory Body:

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