Deckhand Foundation Programme
Learn essential skills from experienced trainers which include basic net mending, rope work, stability, chartwork, care of the catch, sustainability, food safety and marine engine operations.
An introduction to these skills will allow you to successfully start your career as a deckhand in the fishing industry. A range of sector certificates will also be obtained during the course on successful completion.
04 September – 13 October 2023
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