OOW Tug <500gt Near Coastal CoC

To enquire or register for this qualification, please get in touch with our team through our contact form, or please email [email protected]

About This Qualification

This is the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Level 3 course for experienced seafarers, designed for working crewmembers. The qualification forms part of the MCA certification for Tug Masters.  (See MGN 495.) It is delivered using a blended learning programme – a mix of face-to-face classes, plus online learning and assessment. Western Maritime Training have established this course as a rolling programme which means you can register and start this course at any time throughout the year. You will attend fortnightly teaching sessions at Western Maritime Training in Plymouth; regular online meetings and sessions with your Assessor, plus the option to attend face-to face courses every two months. You will also have access to a series of online reference and learning materials, plus online instructor support.

What We Cover

This qualification consists of the following SQA units required for the OOW <500gt Near Coastal CoC – STCW II/3

  • Ship Construction
  • Chartwork and Tides
  • Contribute to Vessel Stability and Watertight Integrity
  • Control Vessel Mooring, Anchoring and Securing Operations
  • Interpret Meteorology in the Near Coastal Area
  • Respond to Navigational Emergencies
  • Vessel Navigation and Tides
  • Control Tug Operations
  • Signals Certificate

Assessment and Certification

To achieve your full OOW qualification from the MCA in addition to the SQA qualification you will also need to achieve a range of separate short course certificates, listed below, and sit your Orals examination with the MCA.

  • NAEST Operational
  • STCW – Advanced Fire Fighting
  • STCW – Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (CPSC & RB)
  • STCW – Medical First Aid
  • Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)
  • HELM Operational
  • GMDSS ROC

Full details are in M notice MGN 495.

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

Western Maritime Training will support you for up to a year to achieve these subjects.
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Pre-Qualification Requirements

You must be currently working on a tugboat.

Course Cost

£7,500 + VAT

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Approvals

MCA

Venue

Online, and face-to-face fortnights every two months at Western Maritime Training, Plymouth.

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