The main purpose of this qualification is to further your skills and knowledge in the Maritime Industry and prepare you for the next stage of training or working in Industry. You could move into an apprenticeship in either a Marine, Automotive, Aviation or Engineering Industry as the skill set gained is so comprehensive it leads to all of these different options. Alternatively, using the underpinning knowledge learnt could enable you to progress to an HNC/D in Nautical Studies, Marine Engineering, a degree-level apprenticeship or a Cadetship. This will be a part of your journey to qualifying as a junior officer (deck, engine or electrical) in the Merchant Navy. This qualification delivers the underpinning knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard for the role of deck officer and so provides a sound basis for working in the industry.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 and Level 3 courses, you will have the skills required to move forward with confidence and start an apprenticeship in either a Marine, Automotive, Aviation or Engineering Industry as the skill set gained is so comprehensive it leads into all of these different options. Or using the underpinning knowledge learnt to enable you to progress to an HNC/D in Nautical Studies or Marine Engineering a degree-level apprenticeship or a Cadetship. This will be a part of your journey to qualifying as a junior officer (deck, engine or electrical) in the Merchant Navy.


This qualification delivers the underpinning knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard for the role of deck officer and so provides a sound basis for working in the industry.

What jobs can I get? 

After successful completion of the Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas, your options are Apprenticeship in a Maritime role or working full-time in any of these industries (Automotive, Aviation or Engineering). 


After this, the world is your oyster at sea and on land. You can be an Electrician or Engineer living and working at sea or be shoreside repairing or making pleasure crafts or Heavy Industry vessels.
 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

This is a full-time funded course for 16-18 year-olds

4x GCSE at grade 4 including a minimum grade 4 in English and grade 5 maths.

19+ an Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course.

What about work experience? 

The college is a fantastic place to learn but nothing beats real-world experience.

That’s why you will complete a minimum of 30 hours of Work experience outside of your timetable hours and if possible up to 45 days’ work experience!

 

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
ECN3FX003M 05/09/2022 £131.00 £131.00 £2583.00
There is an Advanced Learner Loan available for this course.

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

For those who are 19+ course fee is £2583.00 or an Advanced Learner Loan could be available to you.

Associated Costs 

You will need to provide suitable overalls/uniform and safety boots which must always be worn at all times in the workshops, you will need to bring pens and an A4 notebook to keep a record of your learning.
Students will be expected to complete an additional four hours minimum of self-study each week.
There is a £131 materials fee to be paid at enrolment.

Course content

Course Content 

Predominantly theoretical, you will study aspects of engineering principles, different types of shipping, components of a vessel as well as electrical elements to name but a few. You will develop a practical working knowledge of marine systems and equipment used on-board modern-day pleasure crafts and Heavy Industry vessels with higher-level aspects of practical skills developed.

Units studied

  • Maritime Industry
  • Marine Engineering Practice
  • Marine Mechanics
  • Mathematics for the Maritime Industry — Engineering Officer
  • Marine Electro-technology
  • Marine Thermodynamics
  • Naval Architecture
  • Transverse Stability of Ships
  • Shipboard Operations
  • Electrical Principles

 

Along with these units, you will have Personal Development classes weekly and you will be assisted in looking for a work experience placement.

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

3 days a week (days TBC)

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority)

Curriculum Area 

Engineering - Motor Vehicle, Marine, Composites

More about the course 

You will need to provide suitable overalls/uniform and safety boots which must always be worn at all times in the workshops, you will need to bring pens and an A4 notebook to keep a record of your learning.

Students will be expected to complete an additional four hours minimum of self-study each week.


There is a £131 materials fee to be paid at enrolment.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority)