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This course prepares the ships officer for their next Certificate of Competency (CoC), Chief Mate, with the successful completion of the Higher National Diploma and two externally set written examinations. These are in the subjects of Ship Stability and Navigation and both are administered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) on behalf of the MCA.
The course is part of a suite of qualifications that make up the Chief Mate CoC and are designed to develop the higher management skills necessary to perform on board a vessel in a senior role.
This course is available in one term and two term timescales. Those seafarers requiring a longer period of revision are advised to study for two terms, whilst those who are academically current may opt for one term only.
HND in Nautical Science
You will study two subjects; Ship Stability and Navigation, which meet the internationally agreed Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).
Formative assessments are undertaken to measure progress, with the final assessment an externally set examination by the MCA and administered by the SQA.
Teaching and Learning Methods
All teaching and learning is performed within a classroom based environment through a selection of worked examples and recap of HND associated topics.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
Accommodation and transfers are not provided within this course.
Delegates are required to provide general stationery, a set of compasses and a set of parallel rulers.
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.
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Awarding Body: NONE
Terms and Conditions
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