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There are five basic training modules that every person working at sea is required to complete before they can be employed on a UK-registered vessel (Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Elementary First Aid, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and Proficiency in Security Awareness). This is a mandatory safety requirement and more advanced versions of these modules will have to be completed as your career progresses. Warsash offers the mandatory basic STCW safety training courses as a Basic Safety Training Week.
Warsash Maritime Academy is an ELCAS approved training provider. If you have ELCAS funding available to you, you can use it to pay for your training. All you need to do is let us know that you will be accessing your ELCAS funding, and provide us with the relevant forms to complete on your behalf when making a booking with us.
There is no substitute for hard work and pre-study! It is strongly recommended that you read your study guides and from them try to answer the selection of past questions that we supply you. You may find that you need to search the internet to gain additional information before you fully understand the problem. By this means you will arrive at Warsash ‘knowing what you don’t know’, and this will then enable you to focus your studies during the course.
An NOE is valid for five years from date of issue, and for three years after a successful oral exam. You must apply for your NOE well in advance of your anticipated exam date as they can take up to six weeks to be processed.
Warsash is not currently offering any courses to meet the prescribed requirements for the ETO CoC certification of experienced seafarers. However, should the situation change at any time in the future, based on guidance from the MCA regarding pre-requisites, training and examinations, the relevant information will be promulgated via the our website.
The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) are drafting an ETO training record book. TRBs are available only from companies that provide sponsored MNTB approved education and training programmes, as well as training establishments who provide the training for officers and seafarers. Please visit the MNTB website for more information.
When you have accrued sufficient sea time to sit an oral examination with the MCA, you are required to apply for an NOE. This form can be downloaded from the MCA website and must be returned with ORIGINAL COPIES all of your supporting documentation (sea service testimonials, STCW certificates, exam pass certificates and ENG1) to prove that you are eligible for an oral examination.
New updating training course requirements are also being introduced for all STCW certificate holders to comply with STCW 2010 requirements. The following courses are subject to updated training:
An ENG1 is a seafarers medical fitness certificate which must be renewed every two years. You must have a valid certificate work at sea. A list of approved doctors, both in the UK and overseas, can be found here.
Engineer candidates with previous engineering experience (even if it’s non-maritime related) or previous sea time can apply to the UK MCA for a Letter of Initial Assessment. They will require details of your qualifying sea service, engineering qualifications and any craft apprenticeship served, together with any course certificates (first aid, fire fighting, sea survival, and so on). This letter will effectively map out your career progression, listing course details and required sea service from your current level up to a Chief Engineer certificate of competency. To be assessed you must download and submit the relevant application form.
Any award certificate queries (HNC/HND/FD) need to be forwarded to: firstname.lastname@example.org and the awards department at Southampton Solent University will help you obtain a copy of your certificate.
There is limited accommodation available for senior officers at the Warsash campus along with a café, bar and restaurant facilities. There is also a website where students can book bed and breakfast accommodation off campus in the local area. The accommodation listed has a range of prices and facilities: www.warsashhousing.co.uk
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