MCA STCW OOW General Ship Knowledge Module

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In order to complete the OOW (Officer of the Watch) Yacht 3,000 GRT Certificate of Competence candidates must complete a number of modules. The first module is the OOW STCW Navigation and Radar Module. The second module, described on this page, is the OOW STCW General Ship Knowledge (GSK) Module. This is a distance learning course approved by the MCA that you can complete in your own time without the associated costs of hotels and lost wages while you study. The full module can be described as "blended learning", you will complete the four modules at home or on board and then attend an exam which our partners arrange for you. We believe this approach will suit many seafarers/superyacht crew and their employers.

This course is run by an affiliate third party training centre who holds appropriate MCA accreditation.

Course Duration:

The course should take approximately 30 hours of study at home or aboard ship. This module must be completed within 6 months of enrolment.

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Course Content:

There are 4 units to complete:

  • Meteorology
  • Seamanship
  • Ship Construction
  • Stability

The units culminate in a final exam. During the course you will have access to your own mentor with whom you send assignments for marking by e-mail. Your mentor is also available by Skype or e-mail if required.

What's Included:

  • Software
  • 375 Simulations
  • Certificate
  • Postage charge for course materials to a UK address


What's Not Included:

  • The practical element at an MCA approved Nautical College
  • The final exam (fee is £150 at time of writing)
  • £30 postage charge for course materials to an overseas address

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