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, May & September


03 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.
  • Need to comply with the requirements of Merchant Shipping Secretariat.

*Lateral Entry is possible with appropriate qualifications