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Furthering your career should not be a lottery. 

Whether you want to prepare for your next certificate of competency or are looking to develop your skills to transition to a job ashore or another sector of the industry, we have a solution designed to fit around your work and leave pattern. 

Our programmes are designed for maritime professionals who want a structured approach to their preparation but due to their circumstances cannot attend a college for long periods of time. 

Start at anytime

12 months access to materials and support

Fit sessions and studying around your work pattern

‘Live’ and recorded tutorial sessions – available to catch-up
on demand

Oral Examination

Online delivery of an oral preparation course through a digital education programme is very different from a traditional classroom-based approach.  The key to successful delivery is to create engaging, up-to-date, and relevant materials, providing you with a clear study plan and programme to follow, and ensuring you have the expert support and knowledge on hand to answer any questions. 

We achieve this in two phases. Firstly, you develop your depth of knowledge with our digital materials which are aligned to the examination syllabus. The next stage is to attend our online tutorial sessions which build on your knowledge and encourages you to develop answers which demonstrate your competence. 

Engaging and relevant materials

‘Flipped Classroom’ approach to delivery

Small class sizes – to encourage interaction and maximise face-to-face time

Catch-up on demand with recorded sessions

We offer structured preparation programmes and one-to-one sessions for: 

  • Master Unlimited

  • Chief Mate Unlimited

  • OOW Unlimited

  • Master 500

  • EOOW

Written Examination Preparation 

Our MCA SQA Chief Mate written preparatory course for the Navigation and Stability examinations took over two years to develop and test.   

We now have evidence that what we have created results in candidates developing a deeper understanding of the principles, theory and application of the syllabus, resulting in an impressive pass rate. 

With access to materials and support over a twelve-month period, you can plan and prepare properly, identifying and rectifying any gaps in underpinning knowledge prior to tackling SQA MCA questions. 

Comprehensive materials and content to reinforce and build on underpinning knowledge

Rolling programme of ‘live’ tutorials with experienced lecturers. Available to catch-up on demand

Partnership with South Shields Marine School for a seamless pathway to an examination centre and short course completion

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We are also delighted to partner with South Shields Marine School which enables us to offer an enhanced service to our students. Prepare with Onboard Maritime and attend South Shields Marine School for four weeks prior to the exam to undertake short courses, final exam preparation and sit the exam. 

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Plan Your Next Move 

Keeping your knowledge and skills up to date is more important than ever in an industry experiencing rapid technological and legislative changes. 

With our accredited programmes you can keep your knowledge current as well as identify new skills which may assist in transitioning your career in the future. 

With access to our learning portal, you can choose a specific pathway or select topics and modules that are of interest. Some of the options to choose include: 

CPD microlearning modules – recognised by the Nautical Institute

SQA Leadership and Management – SCQF Level 6 

Transition from Ship to Shore 

Your Career Development Partner 

We understand the challenges you face in trying to balance work, family, and the requirement of further studies to achieve the next level of certificate of competency. 

Our programmes and pathways have been designed to support you through every aspect of your career and the different twists and turns it will take! 

We are experts in the design and delivery of digital education courses which can provide you with the flexibility, knowledge, understanding and adaptability that you need throughout your career. 

Speak to us and take the first steps in creating a personalised study solution that meets your needs. 

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