The course is made up of five compulsory units, three take 40 hours of study and two take 20 hours of study.
- Seamanship: An Introduction
- Maritime Environment: An Introduction
- Small Boat Engineering
- Health and Safety in the Maritime Sector
- Employability Skills and Careers in the Maritime Sector
You will learn about:
- operating boats and their equipment
- boat handling, including mooring and securing a vessel
- how to use a marine chart to plot a vessel's position
- how to take account of the weather in all aspects of the marine sector
- safe working practices on board ship, basic first aid and fire safety
- basic engineering skills involved in maintaining boat engines
- survival in the water skills
- career and course opportunities in the maritime sector.
Where will I take the course?
You will usually train at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.
Due to health and safety requirements it is not normally possible to arrange maritime work experience placement for young people. However, where possible, you may be able to visit maritime employers.