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South Tyneside College

Nautical Science

UCAS Code: 016J

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


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GCSE/Standard Grade General information on subjects/grades required for entry: GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths. From September 2017 entry GCSE Grade 5 in English and Maths (or equivalent). Equivalent grades are accepted for applicants from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

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Course option

2years

Sandwich | 2018

Other options

3 years | Sandwich | 2018

In February 2017 South Tyneside College was awarded FE college of the year and overall FE provider of the year at the prestigious National TES awards. South Shields Marine School has a worldwide reputation for outstanding maritime training. Our first class teaching staff and excellent industry standard facilities allow us to offer some of the best maritime training in the world. We offer cadet programmes, professional industry training, off-shore and safety training to international shipping and maritime industries. We are proud to be a world-renowned centre of excellence for marine education and training. Established in 1861, we offer programmes across the whole spectrum of marine education and nautical sciences, including navigation, operations, marine and electrical engineering, communications and catering. We have a renowned reputation for quality, which has been underpinned by outstanding facilities and significant annual capital investment. Our specialist teaching resources are amongst the best in the world for marine and nautical training. Our knowledgeable, professional team ensures that all your marine personnel will receive an unrivalled training experience. We cater for all levels of education and training from Deck, Engine and ET Rating, maritime apprenticeships, all officer trainee programmes through to Senior Officer Certification and up to an honour degree level. We also provide an extensive range of short courses for the marine, offshore and leisure markets. Our education and training offer is backed up by an extensive range of resources that enables South Shields Marine School to provide all your training needs within two locations at the Marine School and the Marine Safety Training Centre. Dr Winterbottom Hall is our purpose-built accommodation block. It is located on the College site just 50 metres from our main teaching facilities. Read more on our accommodation page.
The course includes MCA written examinations in Ship Stability and in Navigation is administered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The course is designed so that these examinations are taken during the second term. MCA Oral examination, tuition for this is in the third term and there is a concentrated orals preparation period during weeks 33 to 36.
On completion of the course you will gain a HND in Nautical Science, Chief Mate Certificate of Competency if all ancillary courses are completed and achieved. After the course with further sea service candidates are eligible to enter the oral examination for the Masters COC. Candidates are required to have a minimum of 36 months sea service as Officer of the Watch OOW whilst holding a Class 4 COC (or equivalent). A minimum of 18 months of this sea service must be whilst holding a Chief Mate COC (or equivalent).
South Tyneside College makes every effort to ensure that information contained in these pages is accurate and up to date. However, no liability is accepted arising from reliance upon the information contained in these pages or any other information accessed via these web pages.

Modules

MCA written examinations in Ship Stability and in Navigation is administered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The course is designed so that these examinations are taken during the second term. MCA Oral examination, tuition for this is in the third term and there is a concentrated orals preparation period during weeks 33 to 36. signals - tuition is given and provision made for candidates to sit the MCA signals examination in the college.

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