Class 2 Deck Officer – Fishing CoC

To enquire or register for this Class 2 qualification, please get in touch with our team through our contact form.

About This Qualification

This qualification is for experienced fishermen who want to obtain a Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 2, Certificate of Competency.

To obtain this qualification there are four formal SQA examinations, plus the required short courses.

You will study for the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) examinations in:

  • Chartwork and Pilotage
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Safety and Management

What We Cover

You will study in two separate blocks of 6 weeks to enable you to return to sea between studying.

First 6 week block:

20th May 2024 – 28th June 2024

You will study for 2 subjects which are:

  • Chartwork and Pilotage
  • Meteorology

Exam week – 2nd July 2024

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Second 6 week block:

14th October 2024 to 22nd November 2024

You will study 2 subjects which are:

  • Navigation
  • Safety and Management

Exam week – 25th November 2024

Fees to be advised.

Assessment and Certification

Full SQA Written Exams

Specification

A Deck Officer, Class 2 – Fishing, Certificate of Competency is required by Skippers of UK registered fishing vessels of more than 16.5 metres in length and qualifies the holder to command a fishing vessel up to 30 metres in length in the Limited Area around the UK, or as Mate on a Class 1 fishing vessel in unlimited waters.

Funding for this course may be available for experienced fishermen, through Sea Fish Industry Authority.

You must pass a colour blindness test and be an experienced fisherman to hold this CoC.

Qualification Information

Course Dates

Please see the bottom of this block for current dates or phone us on  01752 770589.

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Qualification Duration

Two mandatory six week blocks – Twelve weeks in total

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Pre-Qualification Requirements

You must pass a colour blindness test and be an experienced fisherman to hold this CoC.

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Approvals

MCA, Scottish Qualifications Authority

Venue

Western Maritime Training
Crownhill Fort, Plymouth

To enquire or register for this Class 2 qualification, please get in touch with our team.