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Qualification name Diploma in Maritime Studies
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Scottish Qualifications Authority
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 6th September 2021
Cost £2,748.00
Cost description Students who are 18 or under pay no FE Course Fees. This course is available for 19+ year old students and a repayable loan may be available to cover course fees.
Attendance pattern Daytime

This course provides the skills, knowledge and experience to become an engineering officer in the Merchant Navy, or to pursue various maritime/engineering opportunities, at sea and ashore. It offers an exciting opportunity to train towards a rewarding career while travelling the world and earning a tax-free salary. The course is delivered during the first of five phases that constitute a three-year cadet training programme at one of the UK's top nautical institutions, Fleetwood Nautical Campus. Benefit from expert tutors, a bespoke new 1.2m Marine Engineering Centre and strong industry partnerships that lead to excellent employment opportunities.

To be considered eligible for this course, you will need 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher, including Maths and English (or equivalent).You must apply directly to a sponsoring company, who will assign you a position on the course.

L3 ND (Common) Maritime sector overview L3 ND (Common) Maritime employment, environmental health and safety practice L3 ND (Common) Mathematics for seafarers L3 ND (Common) Control vessel operations L3 ND (Common) Vessel construction and stability L3 ND (Common) Numeracy for seafarers L3 ND (Eng) Marine Heat Engines L3 ND (Eng) Marine engineering dynamics L3 ND (Eng) Basic vessel engineering systems L3 ND (Eng) Statics for marine engineers L3 ND (Eng) Strength of materials for marine engineers L3 ND (Eng) Electrical principles for marine engineers Enrichment Workshop SkillsLearners are assessed by a combination of presentations, written examinations, a portfolio of evidence, assignments, projects, observation and reviews.Real-life learningAll students will need to complete a Training Record Book of skills gained at sea for Operations and Management. For sponsored students this will consist of a minimum of 12 months spent at sea.

This course is delivered using several methods. You will develop theoretical knowledge, brought to life through practical hands-on skills training and linked to industry through simulation. Finally, you will consolidate your skills and knowledge with a period of work-based learning spent on board one or more Merchant Navy vessels.

To be considered eligible for this course, you will need 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher, including Maths and English (or equivalent).You must apply directly to a sponsoring company, who will assign you a position on the course.

Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework, exams and practical assessments. Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Practical assessments involve observation of your practical skills and competencies by a trained assessor.

The global maritime industry is thriving, with the demand for qualified, experienced personnel higher than ever. Talented individuals can expect to progress quickly and receive good levels of remuneration, with the opportunity of exploring the world's most exotic locations an added bonus.

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Name FLEETWOOD NAUTICAL CAMPUS
Address BLACKPOOL AND THE FYLDE COLLEGE
Broadwater
Fleetwood
Lancashire
FY7 8JZ
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Email maritime@blackpool.ac.uk
Phone 01253 779123
Website http://www.blackpool.ac.uk/nautical

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