Deck Officer Skipper Full Certificate of Competency (Fishing)
This is a 9-week programme leading to the Department of Transport, Deck Officer Certificate of Competency Skipper Full (Fishing). The programme consists of six subjects: Practical Navigation 1, Practical Navigation 2, Meteorology & Oceanography, Ship Stability & Ship Construction, Maritime Business & Law and Orals.
15th February – 20th April 2022 (NFCI) Castletownbere, Co Cork
3rd May – 6th July 2022 (NFCI) Castletownbere, Co Cork
This programme is aimed at learners who wish to upgrade to the Department of Transport Deck Officer Certificate of Competency Skipper Full (Fishing). This qualification will enable successful participants to fish in all waters.
National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Castletownbere, Co. Cork.
National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Greencastle, Co. Donegal.
Directed hours: 279 hours in total consisting of 35 hours per week for 9 weeks.
Self-directed hours: 126 hours consisting of 12 hours per week for 9 weeks.
Total: 405 hours over a period of 9 weeks.
Centre based face to face instruction
Skipper Full Certificate of Competency (Fishing).
Minimum age 19
Hold a Second Hand Full or a Skipper Limited Certificate of Competency, with 12 months sea time.
A Seafarers Medical Certificate ENG 11, with approved eyesight test.
A Notice of Eligibility (NOE) is required to sit the written examinations.
On completion of a conversion course, the learner may obtain a Standards of Training Certificate and Watchkeeping (STCW) Officer of the Watch unlimited Certificate of Competency.
This qualification will enable successful participants to fish in all waters.
Department of Transport written & oral examinations.
Course fee – €200
Written exam fee – €276