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Deck courses

Candidates should ensure they meet the entry qualification requirements for each course. For further advice, please contact the course administrator, or refer to MSN 1858.

The courses offered are summarised below as follows:

  • Entry level – for all new entrants to the maritime industries
  • Merchant Navy certification (Unlimited) – for merchant navy vessels or commercial yachts (superyachts) of 3,000 gross tons (GT) and above
  • Commercial yacht certification – for commercial yachts (superyachts) less than 3,000 gross tons (GT)
  • Auxiliary courses – additional courses that may also be appropriate for deck personnel

Entry level/deck hand

STCW Basic Safety Training Week (required by all new entrants)

Efficient Deck Hand (only required by deck trainees)

Merchant Navy certification (Unlimited)

Officer of the Watch Unlimited certification

Certification programmes

Deck Cadet - Foundation Degree Programme

Deck Cadet - Higher National Diploma Programme

Officer of the Watch (HNC/Exam Route) - For Experienced Seafarers

STCW professional short courses

MCA Signals Examination

Efficient Deck Hand

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level)

Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats)

Proficiency in Medical First Aid

GMDSS General Operators Certificate

Training In Advanced Fire Fighting

Chief Mate Unlimited certification

Certification programmes

Chief Mate (Post Foundation Degree Route)

Chief Mate (Post HND Examination Route)

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

STCW professional short courses 

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level)

Proficiency in Medical Care

Updated Proficiency in Medical Care

Master Unlimited certification

Certification programme

Masters Orals

STCW professional short courses

Updated Proficiency in Medical Care

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level)

Commercial yacht certification (Less than 3,000GT)

Officer of the Watch (Yachts) – Less than 3000GT 

Certification programmes 

Officer of the Watch (Yachts) - General Ship Knowledge

Officer of the Watch (Yachts) - Navigation and Radar

Officer of the Watch (Yachts) - Orals Preparation

STCW professional short courses 

Efficient Deck Hand

Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats)

GMDSS General Operators Certificate

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level)

Chief Mate (Yachts) – Less than 3,000GT

STCW professional short courses 

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Proficiency in Medical First Aid

Training In Advanced Fire Fighting

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level)

Master (Yachts) – Less than 3,000GT

Certification programmes 

Master (Yachts) - Business and Law

Master (Yachts) - Navigation, Radar and ARPA Simulator

Master (Yachts) - Stability

Master (Yachts) - Seamanship and Meteorology

Master (Yachts) - Celestial Navigation

Master (Yachts) - Orals Preparation

STCW professional short courses 

Proficiency in Medical Care

Updated Proficiency in Medical Care

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level)

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

Auxiliary courses

Deck Revision

Ship Handling (Manned Models)

Advanced Ship Handling (Manned Models)

Formal Assessment of Ship Handling

Ship Handling and Emergency Procedures

Ship Handling Appreciation

Tanker Familiarisation

Training in Advanced Oil Tanker Operations

Training in Advanced Liquified Gas Tanker Operations

Training in Advanced Chemical Tanker Operations

Petroleum Tanker Operations Simulator

LNG Tanker Operations (Membrane)

LNG Tanker Operations (Spherical)

LNG Cargo Operations - Management Level (SIGTTO)

Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

Tender Operations

ECDIS Paperless Transition

Bridge Team Management

Bridge Team Management (Paperless)

Bridge Resource Management (including Simulation)

Professional Development - Ship Simulation

Crew Resource Management

Leadership Coaching for Senior Officers

Training for Instructors (excluding Teaching Assessment)

Crisis Management and Human Behaviour in Passenger Ships

Crowd Management on Passenger Ships

Proficiency as Ship Security Officer

Shipboard Safety Officer

Risk Management & Incident Investigation

Ship Acquaint & Risk Analysis

ISM Code Familiarisation

Maritime Internal Auditor 

Maritime Auditor / Lead Auditor - Top Up Course

Maritime Auditor / Lead Auditor

Command and Control Fire Fighting

Entry into Enclosed Spaces 

HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) with EBS