Officer of the Watch <500gt (Near Coastal)
This course prepares students to sit the written and oral examinations required to obtain an Officer of the Watch, < 500 GT, Near-Coastal Area Certificate of Competency from the MCA (STCW III/3).
Holders of this certificate are qualified to act as an officer of the watch on ships of less that 500 gross tonnage operating in the UK near-coastal trading area (within 150 miles of a safe haven in the UK or 30 miles of Ireland).
- be at least 18 years of age.
- have completed 36 months relevant seagoing servive in a deck capacity.
- have applied to the MCA for a notice of eligibility.
The course prepares students to sit the written and oral examinations required to obtain an Officer of the Watch <500 GT Certificate of Competency.
There are three written examinations:
- General Ship Knowledge
- Chart-work and Coastal Navigation
Plus an oral examination.
This is a 12 week full-time course delivered at the NAFC Marine Centre (11 weeks of tuition and 1 week of exams).
- 5 Apr - 8 Jul 2019
- 6 Jan - 25 Mar 2020
Please contact the NAFC Marine Centre to enquire further dates.
- £3,500 (tuition fee) + exam fee
(Fees are subject to change without notice.)