Course Description

This programme can be started on demand. 

The course is is structured to allow you to start whenever you want. The course consists of online materials and virtual classroom sessions with an instrutor.  The way the course has been planned is that the virtual classroom sessions can be delivered over a 4 , 6, or 8 week period or in a time frame that suits your working pattern and commitments.

Contact us to arrange an introductory session with an instructor to see if the teaching style and delivery method can help you achieve your goals.
The course content is aligned to the MCA Oral syllabus which can be found in MGN 069 Training and Certification Guidance Part 11 - Conduct of Oral Examinations.

The purpose of the MCA oral examination is to ensure a candidate understands the tasks, duties and responsibilities related to the Certificate of Competency they are studying towards. There are five different MCA oral syllabi.

Syllabus E -STCW Reg II/3 OOW Near-Coastal Ships Under 500 GT
Syllabus D - STCW Reg  II/3 & II/2 Master- Near-Coastal- Ships Under 500GT
Chief Mate - Near-Coastal-Ships Under 3,000GT
Chief Mate- Unlimited- Ships Under 3,000GT
Syllabus C - STCW Reg II/I OOW - Ships of 500GT and Above
Syllabus B - STCW Reg II/2 Chief Mate - Unlimited
Master - Unlimited - Ships Less than 3,000GT
Syllabus A - STCW Reg II/2 Master Unlimited

This course is structured to cover all the content for candidates studying towards Syllabus A - Master Unlimited

Entry Requirements

This course is best suited for candidates who have gained the necessary qualifying seatime and have applied or are in the process of applying for the MCA Notice of Eligibility.  The application form can be downloaded from the Marine Coastguard Agency website using this link: Application for an oral examination.

Course Delivery

This course is fully online .
Prior to the course commencing we will have an induction session with you. This is to ensure you are familiar with the student dashboard layout and methods of communication prior to the course commencing.

Each week you will receive your lesson plan. This will give you a set of tasks and topics that you should attempt to complete. It will also provide a link to the online classroom session.

There will be an online classroom session each working day of the week or at a time convenient to you. This will take the form of an orals related question and answer session focused on the topics of the day. If you cannot attend the class you will have the opportunity to watch it later and email / message the instructor with any questions.

These sessions will be supported with your online 'handouts'. These are structured as lessons which accompany the course and provide you with background reading, interactive activities, quizes and workbooks to develop your understanding.

Next Steps

Contact us via  email below to arrange an intriductory session or click 'Purchase' at the top of the page to start your induction and classes.

As part of the induction pack you will receive a copy of 'Seamanship Notes' by Angus Ferguson which will support the delivery of the course.

Contact Us

If you have any questions at all you can email
  • 1 - MMOR_Introduction
  • 2 - MMOR_Plan and Conduct Safe Navigation
  • 3 - MMOR_Safe Navigational Watchkeeping Arrangements
  • 4 - MMOR_Meteorology
  • 5 - MMOR_Anchoring
  • 6 - MMOR_Working Practices
  • 7 - MMOR_Ship Manoeuvring and Practical Ship Handling
  • 8 - MMOR_ Compass
  • 9 - MMOR_Ship Stability
  • 10 - MMOR_Stowage and Securing of Cargoes
  • 11 - MMOR_Bulk and Timber Deck cargoes
  • 12 - MMOR_Respond to Emergencies
  • 13 - MMOR_Survival Craft
  • 14 - MMOR_Pollution Prevention Requirements
  • 15 - MMOR_Seaworthiness of the Ship
  • 16 - MMOR_Maintain Safety of Ships Crew and Passengers
  • 17 - MMOR_Crew Management
  • 18 - MMOR_Piracy and Stowaways
  • 19 - MMOR_Legislation_Certification and Surveys
  • 20 - MMOR_UK Flag and the Master Including Official Log Book
  • 21 - MMOR_Legislative Requirements_International Conventions
  • 22 - MMOR_Ice Navigation
  • 23 - MMOR_Towage and Salvage
  • 24 - MMOR_Passage Planning Test

Angus Ferguson
Instructor Coach

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