Pre Sea Training - Deck Rating

This course is designed as basic programme for those who wish to obtain a CDC, which is a requirement to sail as a seaman on Merchant vessels. It is intended for those who wish to embark on a career at sea as Ordinary seamen. The PRE-SEA TRAINING DECK RATING course is formulated to prepare you for a Trade test conducted on behalf of Merchant Shipping Secretariat.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

January 2017, May 2017, and September 2017


3.5 Months

Course Modules

Subjects Covered


Nautical knowledge


Steamship theory and practical


Ship board safety and security


Prevention environmental and marine pollution


Iso9000:14000 awareness

Entry Requirements

This course is open for those who comply with the minimum standards and requirements stipulated below.

  • The candidate shall not be less than 18 years of age at the time of closing applications.
  • Should have sat for the GCE O/L Examination.
  • 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.
  • They should have the minimum requirements specified in the Government Gazette of January 2016.