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OOW SQA Exam Support

Course Code: MX1EC231

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
26/10/2020Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,080Enquire
16/11/2020Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £0Enquire
01/03/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,080Enquire
26/04/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus5 Weeks / £1,330Enquire
14/06/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks / £1,330Enquire

Course Overview

This course prepares you for your Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) external examinations administered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) for Deck Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency.

The course is designed to support both Navigation and Stability examinations. 

You will have already gained the academic knowledge required by completing an Advanced Certificate (AdC), previously called Higher National Certificate (HNC), in Nautical Science.

The SQA preparation course is available within a 3 year cadetship, either level 3 to AdC or a 3 year AdD programme. (FD students are not required to sit OOW SQA external assessments unless MCA exemptions are lost). This course is also available for those students who are undertaking the experienced seafarer route to obtain Deck OOW CoC.

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 4-week course is our requirement for anyone making a third attempt or more.

Entry Requirements

An Advanced Certificate/HNC in Nautical Science (or equivalent) is required prior to undertaking the preparation course in order to obtain the underpinning knowledge required for the exams.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Classroom based teaching and learning supported by online resources will prepare you for the external exams.

Evening support is also available from Monday to Thursday. 

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

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