Overview top

This is a two week programme covering all the topics on the Chief Mate orals syllabus (syllabus B).

simulator

 

This course is specifically designed to cover the Chief Mate orals syllabus and each lecture is taught by a subject specific lecturer who will utilise our world class facilities and resources to their fullest extent. 

You will also spend a day at our Marine Offshore Safety Training Centre getting hands experience of survival equipment and fire fighting appliances from our expert team.

We have an excellent link with our local MCA exam office and examiners and our pass rates are excellent.

 

Entry Requirements top

It is recommended that candidates for the oral preparation course have complete the academic underpinning knowledge for Chief Mates.

For a Chief Mates CoC candidates will also need to meet the following:

The MCA regulations require a candidate:

  • Not less than 12 months sea service as a watch-keeping officer whilst holding an OOW Certificate of Competency (CoC). 
  • Discharge book entries verifying sea service.
  • Watch-keeping certificates to support all watch-keeping sea service.

A candidate who does not have a discharge book will need to obtain documentation from their shipping company verifying their sea service. 

It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that all entry requirements for the course and the issue of a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) by the MCA are met prior to attending the course.

For sea time assessment a candidate may log onto the MCA's website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency 

Assessment top

The MCA oral exam is conducted by MCA examiners at the MCA North East Exam Centre located within the College.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-69-oral-examination-syllabi

Professional Opportunities top

With further sea service and experience candidates are eligible to enter the oral examination for the Masters (Unlimited) certification. Successful candidates can also progress onto our BSc (Hons) (Top Up) in Marine Operations.

Further Information top

To apply for this course e-mail nautical.studies@stc.ac.uk for more information and an application form.

For UK students a £500 deposit is required and a deposit of £1000 for Non-UK students to reserve your place on the course (subject to availability).  For overseas students full payment will be required before a CAS (if required for this course) will be issued.

Any fees paid by Bankers Draft should be made payable to Tyne Coast College.

Accommodation is available in the college at Dr Winterbottom Hall or in private lodgings. For full details please refer to the separate information sheet or contact Dr Winterbottom Hall.  Please telephone: +44 (0)191 427 3666 or email DWH@stc.ac.uk for more information. http://www.stc.ac.uk/page/halls-residence

 

COVID Update 

Covid-19 has challenged the delivery of professional programmes, but here at South Shields Marine School we have developed our professional standards for academic delivery with an effective approach to your programme of study which includes safe face-to-face teaching. This involves careful timetabling to dedicate each group (bubble) to a single classroom to prevent excessive movement and contact with others. Hand sanitiser and face coverings (masks) will be provided. Start times, coffee breaks, lunch and end times will be staggered as far as possible. Classroom windows will be open to increase fresh air flow.

Should there be a re-introduction of restrictions by the Government then we are also prepared to continue to deliver your programmes remotely.

The Curriculum Leaders remain active and will be meeting you during the first week to say hello, along with all of the lecturing team who will guide your learning and help with your assessments.  

In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact the marine administration office if you require any further guidance before joining us at nautical.studies@stc.ac.uk or telephone 0191 427 3592. 

 

Dates & Fees

Start End 19+ Full Cost
18/10/2021 5/11/2021 £600.00£600.00*
6/12/2021 17/12/2021 £600.00£600.00*
31/1/2022 11/2/2022 £600.00£600.00*
25/4/2022 6/5/2022 £600.00£600.00*
23/5/2022 10/6/2022 £600.00£600.00*
18/7/2022 29/7/2022 £600.00£600.00*
*Fee for non-UK residents
Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all information relating to courses and fees is correct on the website it is always advisable to call our Student Services team to check the current situation with regards to fees and funding.

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