To undertake the HNC/D route you require a minimum of four qualifications including maths, English and one science based subject at the following grade level*:
*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. We offer a variety of marine engineering courses to choose from.
During your college phases you will work towards gaining an HNC/D in marine engineering, and whilst on your sea phases you will complete eight months of practical experience.
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 ETO Professional Diploma/Foundation Degree course.
The course follows the same structure as the HNC/D route and we offer a variety of marine electrical cadetship courses to choose from
If you have previously completed a relevant engineering degree i.e. BEng Mechanical Engineering or are a time spent Engineer, you may be eligible for the Post Graduate course. This course is tailored to your own experience and qualifications but lasts approximately 18 months and usually entails 9 months of sea time plus relevant industry courses to transfer your knowledge to the maritime sector.
To apply for this course you must initially apply to an approved nautical college for a written action plan, supplying the college with copies of your award with its associated transcript. Once the written action plan is received you can then submit an application via our ‘Apply Now’ section, indicating in the additional qualifications section that you hold an engineering degree or relevant engineering experience, and a college action plan.
Further details can be found in training guidance note MIN511.
Or you can contact us to discuss in more details of our marine engineering courses/cadetships.
If you meet the criteria, apply for one of our engineering cadetships today.
NOTE – If you do not currently meet the entry criteria, you may wish to consider the Marine Pre-Cadetship option.