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 a nine 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