Cadet Programme Access Course

content

This introductory course prepares you to join the Merchant Navy Officer Cadet Programme or to start another maritime career.

It provides an alternative route into the cadet programme for students who may not meet the normal entry requirements or who are not yet sure that they want to embark on the full cadet programme.

The course provides a foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge and experience relevant to a range of maritime industries.

Chartwork

content

Apply Now: Course starts 18th January.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about joining this course please contact Laura at nafc.cadets@uhi.ac.uk.

Introduction content

Introduction

Introduction

This preparatory course provides an alternative access pathway to the Merchant Navy Officer Cadet Programme. It could also provide an entry route to other maritime courses or careers.

It is aimed at persons who wish to train as Deck or Engineer Officers but do not meet the normal requirements for direct entry to the cadet programme. This could include persons considering leaving school after S4 or who have left school but would like to return to further education to become a cadet.

The course will provide you with a foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge and experience relevant to maritime industries. Successful completion of the course will fulfil the academic entry requirements for the Merchant Navy Officer Cadet Programme or provide a basis for a range of other maritime careers.

Entry Requirements content

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You should normally have at least three National 4s (or equivalent), including English, Mathematics and a Science based subject.

Other equivalent qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be accepted.

Content content

Content

Content

This course covers a range of subjects relevant to maritime careers, including:

  • Maritime Sector Overview
  • Vessel Construction and Stability
  • Basic Navigational Watchkeeping
  • Vessel Ropework, Anchoring, and Mooring Activities
  • Securing a Vessel for Passage
  • Basic Vessel Engineering Systems
  • Electrical Plant Safety and Maintenance
  • Mathematics
  • Employability Skills

You will also have the opportunity to make visits to a variety of ships and to engage with people working in the maritime industries.

Assessments

The course will be assessed through a mixture of oral, written and practical assessments throughout the programme.

Qualifications content

Qualifications

Qualifications

On successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • a National Progression Award (NPA) in Maritime Studies (SCQF Level 5)
  • National Certificate (NC) modules:
    • Mathematics
    • Communications
    • Employability Skills

Successful completion of the programme will fulfil the academic entry requirements for the Merchant Navy Officer Cadet Programme (although they do not guarantee entry to the programme).

If you complete the programme and wish to progress to the Officer cadet Programme you will be guaranteed an interview with a sponsoring company.

Delivery content

Delivery

Delivery

This a full-time taught course delivered at the NAFC Marine Centre over approximately 20 weeks (from January to June).

Dates content

Dates

Dates

  • 18th January to 5th June 2021

Please contact the NAFC Marine Centre for further dates.

Fees content

Fees

Fees

Fees will normally be paid for eligible students.

Apply content

Apply

Apply

To apply for thes course please complete and sign a Cadet Programme Preparation Application Form (QF20b) and return it to: The Head of Nautical and Engineering Sections, NAFC Marine Centre, Port Arthur, Scalloway, Shetland ZE1 0UN.

OR email a scanned copy of the signed form to: nafc.cadets@uhi.ac.uk.

Queries content

Queries

Queries

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about joining this course please contact Laura at nafc.cadets@uhi.ac.uk.