Deck Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3
Course Code: MF1FE01
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The Level 3 Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations is for anyone wanting to progress to an officer role within the Merchant Navy. Offering both deck officer and engine officer routes, the course provides the underpinning knowledge needed to progress to the HNC/HND in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering and thereby qualify for the Officer of the Watch (OOW) Certificate of Competency (CoC). The course is 22 weeks in duration and 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.
Prior to 2017
4 GCSEs or Scottish Standard Grades including English, Mathematics and Science – Grades A-C
4 GCSEs or Scottish Standard Grades including English, Mathematics and Science – Grades 9-4 (England), 1-4 (Scotland), A-C (Wales)
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
This course is delivered via interactive lectures incorporating short presentations from both tutors and students. You will also have the opportunity to work in groups to critically analyse and solve problems, and apply your knowledge and understanding to a range of tutor and student-defined contexts.
The following table outlines the credit value of each unit, timetabled hours and the amount of time we expect you to devote to independent study:
|Unit||Credit value||Guided learning hours||Self-study|
|Maritime Sector Overview||3||30||30|
|Vessel Construction and Stability||5||50||50|
|Mathematics for Seafarers||5||40||40|
|Numeracy for Seafarers||6||60||60|
|Control Vessel Operations||8||70||70|
|Nautical Science – an Introduction||8||40||70|
|Assist with a Vessel's Navigational Watch||3||28||28|
|Maritime Employment, Environment, Health and Safety Practice||2||20||20|
|Vessel Rope Work, Anchoring and Mooring Operations||5||50||50|
|Securing a Vessel for Passage||3||28||28|
|Control Operation of Survival Craft and Rescue Boats||3||30||30|
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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