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.
- 36 months seagoing service in any acceptable deck capacity
- 6 months engaged in bridge watchkeeping duties
- These periods should be of at least eight hours a day while the ship is at sea and on a regular basis
- 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 watchkeeping 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
- *If you are following an MCA-approved ‘overseas collaborative programme’ (“one plus one”) overseen by LJMU, you must obtain a letter from the University confirming your attendance on the programme and the seagoing service requirements applicable to that programme. This letter must be submitted when you make your application for an OOW, II/1, Certificate of Competency
- 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
The fee for this program is £6300 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.