MCA OOW ORALS 500 GT Near Coastal - On Demand

Course Description

This course is fully flexible and can be started on demand.

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 Sylllabus E OOW Near-Coastal examination

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

The course content is delivered via online virtual classroom session and supported by online materials aligned to the syllabus.  Your instructor for this course will be Angus Ferguson.

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 day you will receive alesson 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.

You decide the period of time you would like to study for and the virtual classroom sessions are structured around your timeline. 

The online 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

To book your place on this course click 'Purchase'. 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 would like to arrange an introductory session contact
  • 1 - NC_OOW_OR_Introduction
  • 2 - NC_OOW_OR_Passage Planning
  • 3 - NC_OOW_OR_IALA Aids to Navigation
  • 4 - NC_OOW_OR_Navigational Instruments
  • 5 - NC_OOW_OR_Meteorology
  • 6 - NC_OOW_OR_The Navigational Watch
  • 7 - NC_OOW_OR_International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • 8 - NC_OOW_OR_Compass
  • 9 - NC_OOW_OR_Manoeuvre the Ship
  • 10 - NC_OOWOR_Response to Navigational Emergencies
  • 11 - NC_OOW_OR_Cargo Handling
  • 12 - NC_OOW_OR_Response to Other Emergencies
  • 13 - NC_OOW_OR_Communications
  • 14 - NC_OOW_OR_Pollution Prevention
  • 15 - NC_OOW_OR_Seaworthiness of the Ship
  • 16 - NC_OOW_OR_Legislative Requirements - UK
  • 17 - NC_OOW_OR_Legislative Requirements - International

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