Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 1

NAFC Course Code: N01

Antares (LK 419), David Linkie

Introduction

This three-month course prepares students to sit the written and oral examinations required to obtain a Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 1 Certificate of Competency from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

A Class 1 CoC is required by the skippers of UK registered fishing boats more than 30 metres in length, or a fishing boat of any size operating in the unlimited area, and qualifies the holder to command a fishing boat of any size inside or outside the Limited Area around the UK.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must:

  • be more than 21 years old.
  • have an MCA Notice of Eligibility.
  • have a sight test certificate.
  • have a minimum period of sea-time on a fishing vessel while holding a Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 2 certificate of competency. The sea-time requirements are specified by the MCA and depend on the size of the fishing vessels on which the sea-time was acquired, and the area in which it operated:
    • 12 months in fishing vessels over 12m in unlimited waters, OR
    • 12 months in fishing vessels over 12m in limited waters PLUS 6 months in fishing vessels over 12m in unlimited waters, OR
    • 2 years in fishing vessels in limited waters (at the discretion of the MCA Chief Examiner).

Content

The course prepares students to sit the MCA oral exam and four SQA/MCA written examinations required to obtain a Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 1 Certificate of Competency from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA):

  • Navigation (2 papers)
  • Ship Construction & Stability
  • Safety & Management

To obtain a CoC, students are also required to have completed the following short courses:

  • Proficiency in Medical Care On Board Ship (5-day)
  • Navigation Aids & Equipment Simulator Training (NAEST) - Management
  • Navigation Aids & Equipment Simulator Training (NAEST) - Operational
  • GMDSS Restricted Operator Certificate OR GMDSS General Operator's Certificate (GOC)
  • Advanced Firefighting

Delivery

This is a three-month, full-time course delivered at the NAFC Marine Centre.

Dates

Please contact the NAFC Marine Centre to enquire about course dates.

Fees

  • £3,500

(Fees are subject to change without notice.)

Booking / Queries

To book a course please download an application form, or contact NAFC.

If you have any questions or need any more information please contact NAFC.