Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

NAFC Course Code: N20

Introduction

The Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) Certificate is the basic qualification for deck hands on UK registered merchant ships. This one-week course covers the theoretical and practical knowledge of seamanship necessary to obtain an EDH Certificate.

NOTE: There are additional requirements for obtaining an EDH Certificate including for age, sea-time and medical fitness (see 'Entry Requirements').

Entry Requirements

Entry is at the discretion of the Centre.

Candidates must:

  • be at least 17 years old.
  • have a valid ENG1 medical certificate.
  • have relevant experience and certification, such as:
    • an MCA accepted Yachtmaster Offshore certificate and shorebased course;
    • a Yacht rating with at least 6 months sea service and a steering certificate or NWR certificate;
    • a Fishing Vessel Class 2 CoC or the Seafish 5 day watchkeeping course for under 16.5m fishing certificate;
    • a BML Tier 1, level 2 certificate; or
    • a Tug rating with at least 6 months sea time (which may be in categorised water) and a steering certificate or NWR certificate.

NOTE: before an EDH certificate can be issued you must have at least six months qualifying sea service in vessels over 15 metres in length.

Content

Topics covered during this course include:

  • Nautical Knowledge
  • Code of Safe Working practices
  • Shipboard Maintenance
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Seamanship and Practical Ropework
  • Mooring & Anchoring
  • Cargo Work

There are theoretical and practical assessments at the end of the course.

Delivery

This is a 5 day, full-time course delivered at the NAFC Marine Centre.

Dates

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

Fees

  • £595

(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.