Deck Officer Second-Hand Full Certificate of Competency (Fishing)
The programme consists of 6 subjects. Chartwork and Pilotage, Practical navigation, Meteorology, Ship Stability and Ship Construction, Signals and Orals, delivered over a9 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 Full Certificate of Competency (Fishing)
NFCI Castletownbere, Co. Cork
NFCI Greencastle, Co. Donegal
Seafarers wishing to become Skipper of a fishing vessel.
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 31 hours per week for 9 weeks.
Self-directed hours: 126 hours in total consisting of 12 hours per week for 9 weeks.
Total: 405 hours over a period of 9 weeks.
Centre based classroom instruction.
Second-Hand Full Certificate of Competency (Fishing).
On receipt of valid Notice of Eligibility (NoE), the candidate will be able to sit Department of Transport Marine Survey Office (MSO) examinations for a SecondHand Certificate of Competency and will be equipped with the knowledge required to sit an oral examination held by the MSO. With the required sea time, a candidate can then apply to undertake a Skipper Full course.
This Certificate of Competency, with certain ancillary courses, will enable the learner to sail as a Skipper or as an Officer of the Watch on-board different classes of fishing vessels.
Department of Transport written and oral examinations.
Written exam – €220