Deck Cadet - Foundation Degree Programme

About this course

The Academy offers a full deck officer cadet programme by a degree route, leading ultimately to the award of a UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Deck Officer’s Certificate of Competency (STCW’95 II/I OOW), a Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Marine Operations and a direct top-up pathway to BSc (Hons) Marine Operations Management.

The scheme consists of five phases (usually over three years), three spent at the Academy for academic delivery and two at sea gaining practical experience. The education and training programme consists of three distinct but complementary elements:

  • Academic education at the Academy in conjunction with work-based learning aboard ship to attain the Foundation Degree in Marine Operations, which provides a direct top-up pathway to the BSc (Hons) Marine Operations Management.
  • Practical training aboard ship, including completion of an MNTB Training Record Book. This enables candidates to develop the professional competency needed for initial certification by the UK’s MCA.
  • In addition to the academic studies, the MCA requires officer cadets to take a number of safety and survival courses during their cadetship.

Course delivery location

From September 2017, the classroom teaching for this course will be delivered from Solent University's St Mary's campus, located in Southampton city centre. All mandatory STCW maritime safety training courses will continue to be delivered from the Warsash campus.

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How to book

Please contact the course administrator if you require more information about this course:

Sandra Petcher
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 4286
E-mail: sandra.petcher@solent.ac.uk

Our office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

 

Course information

Approvals

MCA, MNTB

Prerequisites

Sponsorship from a shipping company to gain sea service.

Holds minimum academic entry qualifications of:

  • 120 UCAS points, plus
  • Four GCSEs, grade C or above, including Maths, English and Physical Science.

A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA.

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