Engineering Shipping and Maritime Operations - Level 3
Course Code: MF1FE18
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Merchant Navy career is still considered to be coveted and much sought after career because of the possibility of seeing the world and getting trained while you earn high possible tax free wages.
This qualification is considered as an entry qualification for wide variety of maritime employment. Generally this course is provided to all shipping company sponsored candidates undergoing an approved training scheme to become an officer in the merchant navy. This award is now available to all non-sponsored candidates looking for careers in the merchant navy or wider maritime industry which includes river navigation, code vessel employability, off-shore market, merchant navy etc.
B&FC will ensure that all successful candidates will get an interview with the shipping/ cadet training company to get sponsorship to be a merchant navy cadet.
4 or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English, Maths and Science).
To progress and gain sponsorship with a company, you must also be medically fit and able to see clearly with colour vision.
Details on the medical and eye test including colour visions are provided in this guide.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The majority of the teaching and learning are covered by class room teaching, outdoor learning, activity based learning, ship visits and tutorials. There will also be an element of independent learning to prepare for the higher education you will progress to after this qualification.
Independent learning is mainly by e-Learning using electronic material and college’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Throughout the program of study, you will formatively assessed in the class using short pieces of work, oral examinations, report writing on the ship visits, short tests in the class etc. There will be summative exams which are either written or oral examinations under controlled conditions, for the units you study in Level 3 Diploma.
The following table outlines the credit value of each unit, together with timetabled hours and the amount of time we expect you to devote to independent study.
|Unit||SCQF Credit Points||Contact hours (approx.)||Independent Study hours|
|Shipboard Operations: An Introduction||6||30||30|
|Maritime Industry: An Introduction||6||30||30|
|Transverse Stability of Ships||6||30||30|
|Naval Architecture – An Introduction||6||30||30|
|Maths for Maritime||12||60||60|
|Marine Thermodynamics: An Introduction||6||30||30|
|Marine Mechanics: An Introduction||6||30||30|
|Marine Electro-technology: An Introduction||6||30||30|
|Marine Engineering Practice: An Introduction||6||30||30|
Industry Placement and Field Trips
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.
Read our tuition fees guide.