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Most marine colleges offer a full Engineer Officer Cadet programme by a Higher National Diploma (HND) route, leading ultimately to the award of a UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Engineer Officer’s Certificate of Competency (STCW’95 III/I OOW),and the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marine Engineering.
The scheme consists of five phases (usually over three years), three spent at the Academy and two at sea gaining practical experience. The training consists of five distinct but complementary elements:
- An HE entry course at the College, designed to prepare new entrants for study at HND level.
- Engineering workshop skills training at the College to MNTB-approved standard.
- Academic education at the College to attain the HND in marine engineering and satisfy the underpinning knowledge (UPK) requirements for the IAMI written exams.
- Practical training on board ship, including completion of an MNTB Training Record Book. This enables cadets to develop the professional competency needed for initial certification by the MCA.
In addition to the academic studies, the MCA requires officer cadets to take a number of safety and survival courses during their Cadetship.
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