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Master & Chief Mate (Examination Route) - For Experienced Seafarers

About this course

This course enables candidates to achieve Chief Mate and Master certification by the SQA exam route. Candidates will receive tuition and assessment in HND (Nautical Science) Level 5 units, the NAEST and HELM (Management Level) courses as well as preparation for the SQA exams in Navigation, and Ship Stability, and MCA signals and oral exams. 

Candidates must also hold an STCW certificate in Proficiency in Medical Care before the issue of their Chief Mate Certificate of Competency. This certificate must be no older than five years. Additionally, candidates who completed the NAEST(O) course prior to 1 January 2005 must have completed an IMO Model 1.27 ECDIS course before undertaking the NAEST(M) course. Both of these courses can be undertaken at Warsash outside of the main course.

Once a chief mate certificate of competency has been achieved, candidates must return to sea to accumulate a further minimum 12 months' sea service as a watchkeeping deck officer before taking a Master’s MCA oral exam to gain full Master’s certification.

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How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 5015 
Email: wma.admissions@solent.ac.uk

Our office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Course information

Training towards

Master certification

Approvals

MCA

Assessment

Classroom tuition and assessment in preparation for examination.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum 12 months' sea service as a watchkeeping deck officer while holding STCW ‘95 Table A II/1 Certificate of Competency (Watchkeeper).
  • A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA.