Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 2

NAFC Course Code: N02

Mizpah (LK173) at Foula, Kevin Ritch

Introduction

This three-month course prepares students to sit the written and oral examinations required to obtain a Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 2 Certificate of Competency from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

A Class 2 CoC is required by the skippers of UK registered fishing boats more than 16.5 metres in length, and qualifies the holder to command a fishing boat up to 30 metres in length in the Limited Area around the UK, or to act as a mate (deck officer) on any UK registered fishing vessel inside or outside the Limited Area.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must:

  • have an MCA Notice of Eligibility.
  • have a sight test certificate.
  • have at least 3 years sea-time in an acceptable deck capacity on a fishing vessel, including at least 2 years on a vessel over 12m in length.

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
  • Chartwork & Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • 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) - Operational
  • GMDSS Restricted Operator Certificate OR GMDSS General Operator's Certificate (GOC)
  • Advanced Firefighting

Delivery

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

Dates

  • 15 Apr - 1 Jul 2019

Please contact the NAFC Marine Centre to enquire about further 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.