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Qualification name Advanced Diploma Marine Engineering
Qualification level 5
Awarding organisation Scottish Qualifications Authority
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 25th April 2022
Cost £6,665.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

This programme is aimed at applicants wishing to pursue a career at sea. It allows you to study for an HNC whilst employed at sea as a trainee officer.Successful students therefore will achieve not only an HNC but also a vocational qualification that will allow them to sail as an Engineering Officer on merchant vessels.The programme is designed in a phased model, with academic College-based phases being interspersed with time served at sea on board ship.Progression to a Higher National Diploma (HND) might also be available. Read the HNC Maritime Engineering Programme Specification.

Our standard entry requirements are 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4), including English and Maths, and 48 UCAS points, acquired through the Level 3 Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations (Engine).You will also be required to achieve an appropriate level of English and meet certain medical standards (on which sponsorship is dependent).

The HNC consists of the following modules:FOLV 34 Chartwork and Tides - 16 credits F0MO 34 Navigational Mathematics and Science - 8 credits F0LH 34 Marine Meteorology: An introduction - 8 credits F0LR 34 Bridge Watchkeeping - 12 credits F0LM 34 Marine Cargo Operations - 12 credits F0LD 34 Ship Stability: An Introduction - 12 credits F0LF 34 Naval Architecture: Ship Construction - 8 credits F0LS 35 Celestial Navigation - 12 credits F13B 34 Nautical Science Graded Unit 1 - 8 creditsAdditionally for candidates who require an Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency the following additional Units would be required.F0LK 34 Marine Emergency Response and Communications - 8 credits F0LJ 34 Marine Law and Management - 8 creditsAssessment will consist of several assessment methods including Examinations, assignments, case studies and practical demonstrations.

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. Please contact us for further details about the course.

Our standard entry requirements are 4 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4), including English and Maths, and 48 UCAS points, acquired through the Level 3 Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations (Engine).You will also be required to achieve an appropriate level of English and meet certain medical standards (on which sponsorship is dependent).

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.

Successful completion of the full cadetship leads to the award of Engineer Officer of the Watch Unlimited Certificate of Competency, with graduates normally taking up the position of fourth or third or engineer officer on board a vessel. With additional training and sea going service, they can then qualify for a Marine Engineering Management Level Certificate of Competency.Alternatively, the maritime and engineering industries offer plenty of lucrative land-based careers.

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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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