Deckhand Foundation Programme
Learn essential skills to successfully start your career as a deckhand in the fishing industry from experienced trainers, including former skippers and mariners and obtain sector relevant qualifications.
13 September – 22 October 2021
School-leavers and/or those with an interest in pursuing a career in the fishing industry. Not suitable for anyone in fulltime education.
National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Greencastle, Co. Donegal.
Full time six-week programme
Combination of classroom-based learning, demonstrations, and practical training session
With experience and training, deckhands can go on to become mates or skippers on fishing vessels.
Work as a deckhand on a fishing boat, other roles within the seafood sector
Assessment by written exams and practical demonstration
STCW – PST Personal Survival Techniques
STCW – EFA Elementary First Aid
STCW – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
GMDSS – Short Range Radio Certificate
No Course Fee