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Candidates should ensure they meet the entry qualification requirements for each course. For further advice, please contact the course administrator, or refer to MSN 156. 

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) at or above 3,000 gross tons (gt) and 3,000kw
  • Small vessel certification – for small commercial vessels including yachts (superyachts) less than 3,000 gross tons (gt) and less than 9,000kw
  • Auxiliary coursesadditional courses that may also be appropriate for engineering and electro-technical personnel

Entry level

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

New engineering entrants wanting to work on yachts, workboats, fishing vessels, tugs, standby, seismic survey, oceanographic research vessels and government patrol vessels will also complete the following course at an early stage of their career:

Approved Engine Course 1

Approved Engine Course 2

Merchant Navy certification (Unlimited)

Engineer Officer of the Watch Unlimited certification

Certification programmes

Engineer Cadet - Foundation Degree Programme

Engineer Cadet - Higher National Diploma Programme

Engineer Officer of the Watch (Specialised Route)

Engineer Officer of the Watch (IAMI Exam Route) - For Experienced Seafarers

STCW professional short courses

Engineer Officer of the Watch - MNTB Workshop Skills Training

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level)

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

Proficiency in Medical First Aid

Training In Advanced Fire Fighting

High Voltage (Operational Level)

Marine electro-technical officer (METO) Unlimited certification

Certification programme

Marine Electro-Technical Officer (METO) Cadet - Foundation Degree Programme

STCW professional short courses 

Marine Electro-Technical Officer (METO) Cadet - MNTB Workshop Skills Training

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level)

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

Proficiency in Medical First Aid

Training In Advanced Fire Fighting

High Voltage (Operational Level)

Senior Engineer Unlimited certification

Certification programmes 

MCA Engineering Knowledge (Motor Propulsion) Management Level

STCW professional short courses 

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level)

High Voltage (Management Level)

Yacht/small vessel certification (<3,000GT and <9,000kw) 

Approved Engine Course

Approved Engine Course 1

Approved Engine Course 2

Small Vessel Second Engineer (formerly Y4) – Less than 200GT and less than 1,500kw

Certification programme

Small Vessel Second Engineer - Auxiliary Equipment Part 1

Small Vessel Second Engineer - Marine Diesel Engineering

Small Vessel Second Engineer - Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Services and Ship Construction

STCW professional short courses (if valid certification is not already held)

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

Proficiency in Medical Care

Training In Advanced Fire Fighting

Engineering Skills Test

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level)

Small Vessel Chief Engineer (fomerly Y3) - Less than 500GT and less than 3,000kW

Certification programme

Small Vessel Chief Engineer - Auxiliary Equipment Part 2

Small Vessel Chief Engineer - Statutory and Operational Requirements

STCW professional short course (if valid certification is not already held

Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level)

Small Vessel Chief Engineer (formerly Y2 Y1) – Less than 3,000GT and less than 9,000kw

Certification programmes

Small Vessel Chief Engineer - Applied Marine Engineering

Small Vessel Chief Engineer - General Engineering Science I

Small Vessel Chief Engineer - General Engineering Science II

Auxiliary courses

Engine Room Resource Management

Steam Propulsion Plant Operations

Tanker Familiarisation

Specialised Tanker Training Programme (Oil)

Specialised Tanker Training Programme (Liquefied Gas)

Specialised Tanker Training Programme (Chemical)

Petroleum Tanker Operations Simulator

LNG Tanker Operations (Membrane)

LNG Tanker Operations (Spherical)

LNG Cargo Operations - Management Level (SIGTTO)

Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship

Updated Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship

Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

Tender Operations

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 and Incident Investigation

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

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