Course Description

This course is fully flexible and allows you to start at anytime and plan your own programme.

You can set your timeline for delivery of the course to fit in with your working pattern or other commitments. The course consists of interactive online material and virtual classroom sessions delivered by an instructor. These can be arranged at times that suit you. 

To arrange an introductory session with an instructor to see if the teaching and deliver style will help you meet your goals email angus@onboardmaritime.com

This is a preparatory course for candidates studying towards their MCA Oral exams. 

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 - Unimited - 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 their Syllabus C  OOW 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

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 sessions which you can take part in or watch back later. 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'. A total of 17 lessons which accompany the course and provide you with background reading, interactive activities, quizes and workbooks to develop your understanding.

Next Steps

You can book your place on this course by clicking 'Buy Now'. You will  be sent an induction pack and get access to the course materials prior to the course commencing and we will contact you to arrange an induction time.

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 or want to chat before you sign up you can email me at angus@onboardmaritime.com
  • 1 - OOWOR_Introduction
  • 2 - OOWOR_Passage Planning
  • 3 - OOWOR_IALA Aids to Navigation
  • 4 - OOWOR_Electronic Navigation Systems
  • 5 - OOWOR_Navigational Instruments
  • 6 - OOWOR_Meteorology
  • 7 - OOWOR_The Navigational Watch
  • 8 - OOWOR_International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • 9 - OOWOR_Compass
  • 10 - OOWOR_Manoeuvre the Ship
  • 11 - OOWOR_Cargo Handling
  • 12 - OOWOR_Response to Navigational Emergencies
  • 13 - OOWOR_Response to Other Emergencies
  • 14 - OOWOR_Communications
  • 15 - OOWOR_Pollution Prevention
  • 16 - OOWOR_Seaworthiness of the Ship
  • 17 - OOWOR_Legislative Requirements - UK
  • 18 - OOWOR_Legislative Requirements - International

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