Certificate in Higher Education in Nautical Science
from Liverpool John Moores University
The educational aim of this programme is to provide the underpinning knowledge for a Deck Officer of Watch (OOW) certificate of competence. The programme also aims to develop students as independent learners and to prepare them for a career as a Merchant Navy Deck Officer with the knowledge, skills and attitudes which such an undertaking demands.
- Experienced seafarer route– Discharge Book verifying 36 months seagoing service in any acceptable deck capacity with 6 months engaged in bridge watch keeping duties.
- Testimonials or Watch Keeping Certiﬁcates verifying 36 months sea-service in any acceptable deck capacity with six months of ﬁnal year’s services penton duties associated with bridge watch-keeping under the guidance of a certiﬁcated ofﬁcer. These periods should be of at least eight hours a day whilst ship is at sea and on a regular basis
- *Overseas collaborative programme– The approved seagoing service speciﬁed on your college letter as part of an MCA-approved ‘overseas collaborative programme’ , which includes onboard training that meets the requirements of section A-II/1 of the STCW Code and is documented in an approved Training Record Book This must include 6 months’ seagoing service engaged in bridge watch keeping duties.
- Hold the applicable ancillary and safety course certiﬁcates as listed in MSN
(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/msn-1856-mf-uk-requirements-for-master-and-deck-ofﬁcers) section 10;
- International Applicants should hold a UKBA approved English Language Qualiﬁcation (equivalent to IELTS 5.5 average)
- International applicants are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £1000
It is also recommended that students consider obtaining before entry the following courses (ensuring that they are MCA approved):
- GMDSS Certiﬁcate & HELM (O) – approved by MCA
- Valid Medical ﬁtness Certiﬁcate (ENG1 or equivalent) including eyesight
requirements (the maximum validity is 2 years from the date of issue)
- CPSC, Medical First Aid and Advanced Fire-Fighting Certiﬁcates
It is your responsibility to ensure that the entry requirements for this programme, and entry to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) examinations, are met prior to attending the course.
For UKBA and administrative purposes all entry requirements must be met at least one month prior to the course start date.
Please note that for any sea time conﬁrmation, or short course acceptability, you must contact the MCA directly. We suggest overseas applicants apply for their NOE (Notice of Eligibility) before arrival into the UK. You can email queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The fee for this program is £7500 and a full fee payment will be required at enrolment, payable by cheque, bankers draft, credit or debit card.
International applicants are required to submit a £1000 deposit with their application form. Deposits can be paid via an online credit or debit card payment at https://buyonline.ljmu.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=1082 When making an online card payment, applicants will be asked to set up a basic account and then will be sent an electronic receipt for their deposit payment via an email. International applicants must submit a receipt for their online card payment with their application form. Please note that your deposit payment is non-refundable.
UK applicants who have obtained financial sponsorship will be required to pay the full course fee to LJMU at enrolment. Applicants should claim the money back from their sponsor prior to or following enrolment.
Students are able to access a range of professional services including:-
- Advice on practical aspects of study and how to use these opportunities to support and enhance their personal and academic development.
- This includes support for placements and careers guidance from the World of Work Careers Service.
- Student Advice and Wellbeing Services provide students with advice, support and information, particularly in the areas of: student funding and financial matters, disability, advice and support to international students, study support, accommodation, health, wellbeing and counselling.
- Students studying for an LJMU award at a partner organisation will have access to local support services.