DECK OFFICER CADETSHIP PROGRAMME

Why You Should Take On This Course With Clyde Marine Training

Founded in 1986, Clyde Marine Training has grown to become the largest provider of maritime training in the UK, and we are proud of the role we take in ensuring the future of the British Merchant Navy is in good hands through our intake of high quality and engaged trainee officers

We have long-term contracts with a range of major shipping companies to interview and select motivated young people on their behalf, monitoring their progress during Deck Cadet training to become Deck Officers.

And during your time at college – five phases over three years, split between in-class and at sea training – your tuition fees will be fully covered, and you will receive a fixed payment of £750 per month.

What You’ll Do As A Deck Officer In The Merchant Navy

Deck Officers in the Merchant Navy are vital members of a vessel’s onboard management team. Performing the role, also known as a Navigation Officer, means you’ll be working on sophisticated and expensive vessels. You’ll be in charge of valuable cargo and/or passengers so it’s a big responsibility.

While on duty at sea, you’ll be responsible for making decisions on steering and manoeuvring the ship, controlling navigation and communications. In port, you’ll be responsible for cargo handling and ship stability.

As Deck Officer, you’ll also be heavily involved in the day to day safety of the vessel. All crew need to work as a team to maintain the ship and its equipment at optimum efficiency.

This is a diverse role and every day is different, with your ultimate goal to become Captain of your own vessel.

How Your Deck Cadetship Works

You’ll be ranked according to your experience and qualifications and with each grade comes more responsibilities. As a Deck Officer Cadet, you will start at the bottom and work your way up:

  • Captain – overall charge of the vessel and safety of crew, passengers and cargo. Responsible for legal and commercial matters
  • Chief Officer – day to day management of all deck crew. Overseeing deck operations and maintenance, cargo handling and storage and watch keeping duties
  • Second Officer – responsible for voyage planning and carrying out watch keeping duties
  • Junior/Third Officer – responsible for maintenance of life saving equipment and firefighting appliances. Assisting senior officers in day to day operations and carrying out watch keeping duties

If that doesn’t sound like you there are other Merchant Navy careers to choose from.

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DECK OFFICER CADETSHIP PROGRAMME

Why You Should Take On This Course With Clyde Marine Training

Founded in 1986, Clyde Marine Training has grown to become the largest provider of maritime training in the UK, and we are proud of the role we take in ensuring the future of the British Merchant Navy is in good hands through our intake of high quality and engaged trainee officers

We have long-term contracts with a range of major shipping companies to interview and select motivated young people on their behalf, monitoring their progress during Deck Cadet training to become Deck Officers.

And during your time at college – five phases over three years, split between in-class and at sea training – your tuition fees will be fully covered, and you will receive a fixed payment of £750 per month.

What You’ll Do As A Deck Officer In The Merchant Navy

Deck Officers in the Merchant Navy are vital members of a vessel’s onboard management team. Performing the role, also known as a Navigation Officer, means you’ll be working on sophisticated and expensive vessels. You’ll be in charge of valuable cargo and/or passengers so it’s a big responsibility.

While on duty at sea, you’ll be responsible for making decisions on steering and manoeuvring the ship, controlling navigation and communications. In port, you’ll be responsible for cargo handling and ship stability.

As Deck Officer, you’ll also be heavily involved in the day to day safety of the vessel. All crew need to work as a team to maintain the ship and its equipment at optimum efficiency.

This is a diverse role and every day is different, with your ultimate goal to become Captain of your own vessel.

How Your Deck Cadetship Works

You’ll be ranked according to your experience and qualifications and with each grade comes more responsibilities. As a Deck Officer Cadet, you will start at the bottom and work your way up:

  • Captain – overall charge of the vessel and safety of crew, passengers and cargo. Responsible for legal and commercial matters
  • Chief Officer – day to day management of all deck crew. Overseeing deck operations and maintenance, cargo handling and storage and watch keeping duties
  • Second Officer – responsible for voyage planning and carrying out watch keeping duties
  • Junior/Third Officer – responsible for maintenance of life saving equipment and firefighting appliances. Assisting senior officers in day to day operations and carrying out watch keeping duties

If that doesn’t sound like you there are other Merchant Navy careers to choose from.

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Eligibility for Deck Officer Course

HNC/D

To undertake the Deck Officer HNC/D route you require a minimum of four qualifications including maths, English and one science based subject at the following grade level*:

GCSEs 4-9
National 5s A-C
Standard Grades 1-3

*Equivalent grades will be considered

The HNC/D route comprises of three years of study broken down into five phases, three of which are spent at college and two at sea.

During your college phases you will work towards gaining an HNC/D in nautical science, and whilst on your sea phases you will complete 12 months of practical experience.

Professional Diploma / Foundation Degree

If you hold at least 48 UCAS points from Highers or A-Levels including maths and/or physics, plus the qualifications indicated for the HNC/D course indicated above you could be eligible for the Professional Diploma/Foundation Degree course in Deck Navigation.

The course follows the same structure as the HNC/D route, but on successful completion you will receive a Marine Operations qualification.

If you meet the criteria, apply for a deck officer cadetship today.

NOTE – If you do not currently meet the entry criteria, you may wish to consider the Marine Pre-Cadetship option.

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Eligibility for Our Deck Cadet Officer Course

HNC/D

To undertake the Deck Cadet Officer HNC/D route you require a minimum of four qualifications including Maths, English and one science based subject at the following grade level*:

GCSEs 4-9
National 5s A-C
Standard Grades 1-3

*Equivalent grades will be considered

The HNC/D route comprises of three years of study to gain a nautical science qualification broken down into five phases, three of which are spent at college.

The remaining two phases involve being at sea with a shipping company to gain vocational qualifications and experience and combined will last at least 12 months.

Professional Diploma / Foundation Degree

If you hold at least 48 UCAS points from Highers or A-Levels including maths and/or physics, plus the qualifications indicated for the HNC/D Deck Officer course indicated above you could be eligible for the Professional Diploma/Foundation Degree course.

As well as completing 12 months practical training on board a ship (across two phases) you would study to attain a Marine Operations qualification.

If you meet the criteria, apply for a deck officer cadetship today.

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