Deck Officer Second-Hand Limited Certificate of Competency (Fishing)

COC-SHL

Programme Overview Programme Overview

The programme consists of 4 subjects, Chartwork and Pilotage, Meteorology, Signals and Orals, delivered over a 9-week period to prepare candidates for written and oral Department of Transport examinations on successful completion of these examinations and all ancillary courses.  The candidate will receive a Second Hand Limited Certificate of Competency (Fishing).  This entitles the candidate to be Second Hand in Limited Area only.


Programme Information Programme Information

Next Programme Dates

To be scheduled.

 

Who is the Programme for

Seafarers who wish to become Skipper of a fishing vessel.

 

Locations

National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

 

Duration

Directed hours:  279 hours in total consisting of 31 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.

 

Training Methodology

Centre based classroom instruction.

 

Certification

Second-Hand Limited Certificate of Competency (Fishing).

 

Entry Requirements

 

Progression

On receipt of valid Notice of Eligibility, the candidate will be able to sit Department of Transport Marine Survey Office (MSO) examinations for a Second-Hand Limited Certificate of Competency and will be equipped with the knowledge required to sit an oral examination held by the MSO.

 

Employment Opportunities

This Certificate of Competency, with certain ancillary courses, will enable the learner to sail as Skipper, or as an Officer of the Watch on-board certain classes of fishing vessels.

 

Assessment

Department of Transport written and oral examinations.

 

Fees

Course  €175

Written exam  – €146

Grant Aid

Funding applications are invited on the BIM grants portal 

 


For more information contact

National Fisheries College of Ireland (Cork)

Castletownbere, Co Cork

National Fisheries College of Ireland (Donegal)

Greencastle, Co Donegal