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Qualifications

 
Our training courses are here to provide you with recognised academic and professional qualifications so that you can progress, with further study, within the industry.
 
All of our training programmes have nationally recognised qualifications. You’ll also gain the mandatory STCW' Certificates as approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
 
Probably the most important qualification you will obtain is the Maritime and Coastguard Agency 1st Certificate of Competency, which allows you, after successful completion of training, to start onboard a ship as Junior Watchkeeping Officer ie 3rd Officer (Deck), 4th Engineer or indeed ETO.
 

All Deck Trainees will study towards

  • A Certificate of Competency as a Deck Officer of the Watch (OOW) 
  • HNC/D or Foundation Degree or Scottish Equivalent Professional Diploma in Nautical Science 
  • Completion of their MNTB Training Record Book during allocated sea time 
     

All Engineer Trainees will study towards

  • A Certificate of Competency as an Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW)
  • HNC/D or Foundation Degree or Scottish Equivalent Professional Diploma or Postgraduate qualification in Marine Engineering
  • Completion of their MNTB Training Record Book during allocated sea time
     

All ETO Trainees will study towards

  • A Certificate of Competency as Electro-Technical Officer
  • A Foundation Degree in Marine Electrical / Electronics
  • Completion of their MNTB Training Record Book during allocated sea time
  • A GMDSS Radio Maintenance Certificate 
  • An Electronic Navigation Equipment Maintenance Certificate  

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