Navigation Officer Cadet Training Course – Phase I,III,V

The shipping industry Worldwide is in need of a steady stream of Navigation Cadets to command the future generation of Merchant Ships. The program helps the candidate to train and gain the necessary Sea experience, to learn the rudiments of Seamanship, Navigation and Management and to achieve the status of a Ship’s Captain in the least possible time.

The course enables you to lay the necessary foundation and train himself/herself to embark on a career at Sea. It is approved by the Directorate of Merchant Shipping in Sri Lanka and complies with International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watch Keeping (STCW’78,) as amended.

The program consists of 3 phases. The first is a 6.5 Months Campus based residential course. If you are an internal Cadet you will be placed onboard a merchant ship to gain sea experience and training for the second phase. External Cadets will be required to find their own placements on-board ships for their second phase. The third and final phases will bring you back to the campus. The final examination will qualify you to obtain a Second Officer’s Certificate of Competency and a Diploma in Applied Science by CINEC campus.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

Phase I - July 2017 / Phase 2 –At Sea / Phase 3 – January 2017 , April 2017 & August 2017 / Phase 4- At Sea / Phase 5 - January 2017 , April 2017 & August 2017

Duration

Phase 1 - 06.5 Months --- Full-time / Phase 2 - 09 Months / Phase 3 - 03 Months --- Full-time / Phase 4 - 09 Months / Phase 5 - 06 Months --- Full-time

Course Modules

Phase 1 - Main Program

01

Introduction to Navigation

02

General Ship Knowledge

03

Operational Safety

04

Mathematics

05

Communications

06

Applied Science

07

English Language

08

Meteorology

09

Watch-keeping / Bridge Equipment

10

Seamanship

11

ICDL

Phase 1 - Mandatory Short Courses

01

Mandatory Short Courses

02

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

03

Elementary First Aid

04

Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

05

Maritime English operation Sector

06

Security Awarness

Phase 2

01

09 Months at SEA

Phase 3 - Main Program

01

Coastal Navigation

02

Ocean and Off Shore Navigation

03

Operational Safety

04

Principles of Navigation

05

Bridge Equipment

06

Meteorology

07

Mathematics

08

Applied Science

09

Computer Networking and Hardware

10

Marine Environmental awareness

11

General Ship Knowledge

12

Watch keeping orals

Phase 3 - Mandatory Short Courses

01

Radar Simulator

02

Radar Observation & plotting

03

ARPA

Phase 4

01

09 Months at SEA

Phase 5 - Module 1

01

Marine Meteorology

02

General Ship Knowledge

03

Bridge Equipment

04

Mathematics

05

Applied Science

06

Principles of Navigation

Phase 5 - Module 2

01

Operational Safety

02

Costal Navigation

03

Ocean & offshore Navigation

Phase 5 - Mandatory Short Courses

01

Proficiency in Medical first aid

02

Proficiency in Survival Craft

03

Advanced Fire Fightin

04

Navigation Watch Keeping Simulator

05

GMDSS

06

ECDIS

07

Ship Security Officer (SSO)

*Candidates can join either at the commencement of Module 1 / 2

Entry Requirements

PHASE I

  • The candidate shall not be less than 18 years of age and not more than 21 years of age at the time of closing applications. The HND reserves the right to waiver the upper limit of the age requirement in a case of a candidate displaying exceptional capabilities.Candidates who do not meet the standards expected under (1.) would be considered for recruitment if they are sponsored by a shipping company for their sea phase training. (A letter of sponsorship from the respective shipping company will be required).
  • Three passes in GCE A/L Science stream (2 of which must be of Mathematics & Physics) or two passes in GCE A/L Maths (which must be of Mathematics & Physics) and 06 Passes at GCE O/L with Credit Passes for Maths, Science & English.
  • The candidate should be successful at the aptitude test and subsequent interviews conducted by the College.Candidates who do not meet the standards expected under (1.) would be considered for recruitment if they are sponsored by a shipping company for their sea phase training. (A letter of sponsorship from the respective shipping company will be required).
  • The candidate should pass a Medical Fitness test and the Sight Test (6/6 vision in both eyes and Colour test) to the satisfaction of the administration of the college.
  • Need to fulfill the requirement of Merchant Shipping secretariat.

PHASE III

  • Have approved seagoing service of not less than 09 months in the deck department on ships of 500 GT or more (If the CDC endorsement does not indicate the Gross Tonnage of the ship, need to obtain a letter from the Master of that vessel, or the Owner / Superintendent, certifying the same);

PHASE V

  • Have approved seagoing service of not less than 18 months in the deck department on ships of 500 GT or more (If the CDC endorsement does not indicate the Gross Tonnage of the ship, need to obtain a letter from the Master of that vessel, or the Owner / Superintendent, certifying the same);
  • Have performed, during the required seagoing service, bridge watch keeping duties under the supervision of the Master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than six months; (should have a certificate from Master);
  • Have completed approved training record book or equivalent training record book accepted by the Director General of Merchant Shipping.
  • Have an eyesight test and physical fitness certificate issued by an approved medical practitioner by the Sri Lankan Administration. At present there are no approved medical practitioners outside Sri Lanka and
  • Have a Letter of Eligibility (LOE) issued by the Sri Lankan Administration.

Job Opportunities

Completion of the first Cadet Phase at the Campus will qualify cadets to obtain the Seaman’s Discharge Book (CDC) which is issued by the ministry of Shipping to gain entry in to your second Sea Phase onboard for your first appointment on a seagoing vessel. Cadets are paid an allowance during their training onboard Ships