Master and Chief Mate - For Experienced Seafarers - Deck

About this course

 This course enables students to achieve Chief Mate and Master certification by the SQA exam route. Students will receive tuition and assessment in HND (Nautical Science) Level 5 units, the NAEST and HELM (Management Level) courses as well as preparation for the SQA exam in Navigation and Ship Stability, and MCA signals and oral exams. 

Students must also hold an STCW certificate in Proficiency in Medical Care before the issue of their Chief Mate Certificate of Competency. This certificate must be no more than five years old. Additionally, students who completed the NAEST(O) course prior to 1 January 2005 must have completed an IMO Model 1.27 ECDIS course before undertaking the NAEST(M) course. Both of these courses can be undertaken at Warsash outside of the main course.

Once a Chief Mate Certificate of Competency has been achieved, candidates must return to sea to accumulate a further minimum 12 months' sea service as a watchkeeping deck officer before taking an MCA oral exam to gain full Master’s certification.

How to book

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

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5015

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

Course information




Minimum 12 months' sea service as a watchkeeping deck officer while holding STCW ‘95 Table A II/1 Certificate of Competency (Watchkeeper).

A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA.

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