HND to Chief Mate - SQA Exam Support (2 Terms)

Course Code: MX1EC240

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
07/09/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus26 WeeksEnquire
11/01/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus26 WeeksEnquire
10/05/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus26 WeeksEnquire

Course Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

HND in Nautical Science

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

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

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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