liverpool maritime academy Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)... is an industry focused University located in the heart of the city of Liverpool. LJMU is ranked among the world’s top 100 New Universities in the Times Higher Education’s 2012 World University Rankings and is located in one of the most exciting, affordable student cities in the UK. The School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations at LJMU has a long, distinguished history of teaching and applied research. We offer excellent teaching and laboratory facilities, a range of industrially relevant courses, supportive staff and a thriving international student community. Based within the School the Liverpool Maritime Academy (LMA) brings together the School’s internationally recognised research our advanced marine simulation facilities and professional maritime training..
The LMA (established in 1892 as the Liverpool Nautical College) offers a complete professional training path for the development of marine pilots, training and certification required for Deck Officer and Engineer officer Certificates of Competency and managers in the maritime and port industries. Our advanced ship handling simulation (a 360 degree field of view full mission ship’s bridge simulator) provides a unique training facility in the UK and is amongst the most advanced available in Europe.The Academy is able to offer a full range of STCW95 training programmes for ships officers, together with bespoke courses in marine pilotage, maritime English and port safety and security. The LMA is a national centre of excellence for the maritime industry with clients drawn from the UK, European Union and across the world it has a reputation for producing some of the finest Deck and Engineer Officers. Certificate of competency courses and STCW programs are approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and meet the STCW 95 convention..
1 Professional maritime courses
D eck Officer Certificate of Competency Courses
E ngineering Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency Courses
CADET training programme
2 Notice of Eligibility 3 Application Process 4 Accommodation 5 Maritime Short Courses Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Maritime Courses
professional maritime courses
Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency (approved by MCA) (Cert HE in Nautical Science)
Additional components To obtain a STCW Officer of the Watch certificate, students need the following additional components (which are integrated into the programme of study).
Components Navigation Aids and Equipment Simulator training (Operational) – NAEST (O) External SQA written examinations
January, May and September.
Programme duration and pattern of attendance
A full time course lasting 10 months approximately (depending on the date of your external examinations and any re-sits)
Entry requirements • Discharge Book verifying 36 months sea-service in any acceptable deck capacity • Testimonials verifying 36 months sea-service in any acceptable deck capacity with six months of final year’s service spent on duties associated with bridge watchkeeping under the guidance of a certificated officer. These periods should be of at least eight hours a day whilst ship is at sea and on a regular basis
These include two external examinations (i Navigation and Stability ii Operations) set by SQA on behalf of MCA, as well as preparation for your MCA Oral examination. First attempt at NAEST (O), Signals, and SQA external examinations are normally incorporated within the costs and schedule of the Cert HE Nautical Science programme. The Oral fee and second attempts at NAEST, SQA and Signals examinations will be subject to an additional cost.
Qualifications After successful completion of the programme the following qualifications will be awarded:
• Cert HE in Nautical Science • Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency (STCW Reg II/1) - issued by
• International applicants should hold a UKBA approved English Language Qualification (e.g. IELTS)
the University on behalf of MCA
• International applicants are required to pay a non-refundable deposit
• STCW 95 Certificates:
1. Navigation, Radar and ARPA Simulation Training (Operational) Certificate issued by the University on behalf of MCA
2. EDH Certificate – issued by an MCA approved examining centre
A Cert HE in Nautical Science award requires 120 credits:
Maritime Management and Law
Chartwork and Tides
To support an application to the MCA for Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency the following documents (issued by MCA approved centres) will have to be submitted to the MCA at the end of a programme:
• Cert HE in Nautical Science Certificate – issued by the University • Discharge book, watch-keeping certificates and sea-service testimonials • SQA examination papers pass result - issued by SQA • Oral examination pass result entered on Notice of Eligibility by MCA examiner • Navigation Aids and Equipment Simulator Training (Operational) Certificate issued by the University on behalf of MCA
• GMDSS Certificate – approved by MCA • Valid Medical fitness Certificate (ENG1 or equivalent) including eyesight requirements (the maximum validity is 2 years from the date of issue)
• Signals Certificate • EDH Certificate – issued by an MCA approved examining centre • CPSC, Medical First Aid Aboard Ship and Advanced Fire-Fighting Certificates
Chief Mate Certificate of Competency
Additional components To obtain an STCW Chief Mates certificate, students need the following additional components (which are integrated into the programme of study).
(approved by MCA) (Dip HE in Nautical Science)
Navigation Aids and Equipment Simulator training (Management) – NAEST (M)
External SQA written examinations Oral Examination
January, May and September.
Medical Care Onboard Ship
Programme duration and pattern of attendance A full time course lasting 10 months approximately (depending on the date of your external examinations and any re-sits)
These include two external examinations (Stability and Navigation) set by SQA on behalf of MCA, as well as preparation for the MCA Oral examination. First attempt at NAEST (M), Signals and SQA external examinations are normally incorporated within the course costs and the schedule of the Dip HE Nautical Science programme.
Entry requirements • Discharge Book verifying 18 months sea service as a watch-keeping officer whilst
The Oral fee and second attempts at NAEST (M), SQA and signals examinations will be subject to an additional cost.
holding a Certificate of Competency not lower than an OOW Deck Unlimited (STCW 95 Officer of the Watch)
• Testimonials / watch-keeping certificates verifying the above • International applicants should hold a UKBA approved English Language
After successful completion of the programme the following qualifications will be awarded:
• Dip HE in Nautical Science • Chief Mate Unlimited Certificate of Competency (STCW Reg II/2) –
Qualification (e.g. IELTS)
issued by the MCA
• International Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable deposit Programme structure
• STCW 95 Certificates:
A Dip HE in Nautical Science award requires 240 credits. A previous OOW qualification is equivalent to 120 level one credits and the table below identifies the modules studied to obtain 120 level two credits.
Navigation and Meteorology
Shipboard Business and Management
Marine Engineering and Structures
1. Navigation, Radar and ARPA Simulation Training (Operational) Certificate – issued by the University on behalf of MCA
2. Proficiency for persons in charge of Medical Care On Board Ship issued by the University on behalf of MCA
To support an application to the MCA for a Chief Mate Certificate of Competency the following documents will have to be submitted to the MCA at the end of the programme:
• Dip HE in Nautical Science – issued by the University • The previous Certificate of Competency (not lower than OOW Deck Unlimited) • Discharge book and watch-keeping certificates plus sea-service testimonials • SQA examination papers pass result – issued by SQA • Oral examination pass result entered on Notice of Eligibility by MCA examiner • Navigation Aids and Equipment Simulator Training(Management) – NAEST (M) Certificate - issued by the University on behalf of MCA
• Valid Medical fitness Certificate (ENG1 or equivalent) including eyesight requirements (the maximum validity is 2 years from the date of issue)
Signals Certificate - issued by the University on behalf of MCA Medical Care Aboard Ship Certificate - issued by the University on behalf of MCA
Certificate of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Engineering Workshop Training (Engineering Officer of the Watch approved by MCA)
September and January.
External IAMI written examination (Engineering Science A) External IAMI written examination (Engineering Science B) External IAMI written examination Engineering Knowledge (General and Motor) Oral Examination
A full time course lasting 5 months and 15 days
Entry requirements • All candidates (graduate entry and experienced seafarer route) must have obtained MCA letter of Initial Assessment
• For entry as a graduate engineer - candidates must have successfully completed a degree/diploma programme in Engineering recognised by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) or as stated on the MCA initial assessment
• For entry as an experienced seafarer - candidates must have an MNTB Training Record Book, completed to the required standard, demonstrating a minimum of 30 months sea service (including 6 months engine room watch keeping duties in the last 12 months) or as stated on the MCA initial assessment
• Discharge book entries verifying sea service • Training Record Book (TRB) • International applicants are required to pay a non-refundable deposit Programme structure
After successful completion of the programme the following qualifications will be awarded:
• Engineering Workshop skills Certificate - issued by the University on behalf of the MCA To support your application to the MCA for an EOOW Certificate of Competency at the end of the programme you will have to submit the following documents (issued by MCN approved centres):
• Discharge book and watch-keeping certificates plus sea-service testimonials • IAMI examination papers pass result – issued by IAMI • Oral examination pass result entered on Notice of Eligibility by MCA examiner • Valid Medical fitness Certificate (ENG1 or equivalent) including eyesight requirements (the maximum validity is 2 years from the date of issue)
• CPSC, Medical First Aid Aboard Ship and Advanced Fire-Fighting Certificates Credit
Completion of log book showing satisfactory completion of all elements of the workshop training course 12
Preparation for MCA oral
The Oral examination fee and any additional attempts at IAMI examinations will be subject to an additional cost.
Programme duration and pattern of attendance
Preparation for IAMI examinations - Engineering Science A&B - General Engineering Knowledge - Motor Engineering Knowledge
To obtain an STCW certificate of competency in the Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Officer of the Watch, the following additional components are required.
These include the external examinations set by IAMI on behalf of MCA, as well as MCA Oral examination.
Deck Officer Training Programme The deck officer training programme is the first step towards being a Captain on a cruise liner taking passengers around the world or navigating a 500,000 tonne merchant ship. The Merchant Navy comprises many different shipping companies with vessels ranging from 500 to 500,000 tonnes in size. The ships are a vital part of the world economy, carrying oil, containers, refrigerated cargo, coal, ore, grain, timber, cars, steel and many other products to keep nations fed and industry supplied. Other commercial activities include cruise liners and passenger / vehicle ferries, cable laying and scientific vessels studying the seabed. As a deck officer and eventually as Captain of one of these vessels you would be responsible for the safe navigation and the safe delivery of the cargo and passengers to their final destination. You will be part of a small vital team in charge of a sophisticated vessel and high value cargo. The Deck Officer Training Programme provides the industry-approved knowledge for a deck officer and Captain of a commercial ship. The course is designed to be integrated with professional short courses and twelve months training at sea so that, after three years, the successful student will have obtained not only a degree level programme but also a Department of Transport Officer of the Watch (OOW) certificate. This is the fastest way for a new entrant to acquire the OOW certificate. This is the initial qualification for an officer to be in charge of the navigational watch on a commercial vessel anywhere in the world. After further sea time and short courses, as a qualified officer, Chief Mate and Master Mariner certificates will be obtained. The programme takes three calendar years to complete as students undergo twelve month sea time periods between University study phases in Liverpool.
notice of eligibility It is the applicants responsibility to ensure that the programme entry requirements and entry to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) examinations, are met prior to attending the course. Please note that for any sea time confirmation or exemptions as a result of previous short courses, students must contact the MCA individually at email@example.com. We suggest overseas applicants apply for their NOE (Notice of Eligibility) before arrival into the UK. The MCA orals are arranged and paid for by the student although we will advise you on the timing of the oral date and the application. The local MCA examination centre is at Crosby which is 15 minutes from the University by train. We provide preparation classes as part of the programme. Students should apply for a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) to sit MCA Orals, SQA Safety papers and IAMI examinations for certificate of competency in Deck/Engineering Officer (Unlimited) as soon as possible and by the start of the programme. The MCA application form is downloadable direct from www.mcga.gov.uk
Application process All prospective students must complete a formal application process for this programme. Complete the application form, attaching photocopies of ALL of the required documentation (see application form), plus photographs, and return to: Enterprise Administrator, School of Engineering Technology and Maritime Operations Room 210, James Parsons Building Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF United Kingdom Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We will then post and email an offer letter to you making you either a conditional or unconditional offer. We will then post and email an offer letter to you making you either a Conditional or Unconditional offer. An unconditional offer means that you have met all of our requirements and your place on the programme is secured. A conditional offer means that you have not yet met all of our requirements and your place is not secured until you do so. Any conditions must be met at least one month prior to the enrolment date. Applicants who do not meet the conditions of their offer in time for their preferred intake will have to defer their application to the next intake.
Application deadline For administration and visa processing purposes, all applications should be received at least one month in advance of the preferred intake date.
Fees Current course fees and deposits are detailed on the Liverpool Maritime Academy website - http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ENG/115504.htm A full fee payment will be required at enrolment, payable by cheque, bankers draft, credit or debit card. International applicants are required to submit a deposit for the course with their application form. Deposits can be paid by cheque or bankers draft and made payable to â€˜Liverpool John Moores Universityâ€™ or via an online credit or debit card payment at https://buyonline.ljmu.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=1082 When making an online card payment, applicants will be asked to set up a basic account and then will be sent an electronic receipt for their deposit payment via email. International applicants must submit a cheque, bankers draft or a receipt for their online card payment with their application form. Please note that your deposit payment is non-refundable.
Enrolment Approximately one month prior to the course start the student will receive enrolment and induction instructions. The student will be required to attend an enrolment session where they will complete an enrolment form, pay the course fees in fulland receive a student card. Students are expected to attend an induction day to prepare for the course and for life as a student at Liverpool John Moores University.
accommodation we strongly recommend that this is done prior to your arrival in Liverpool. Some accommodation options are given opposite:
LJMU offer rooms based in a range of city-centre Halls. Marybone and Atlantic Point are the closest Halls to the Byrom Street campus where your course is taught. Please note that contracts are usually arranged around the times of more conventional academic programmes which may not match the timing of your particular programme. Accommodation in Halls is usually only available to students studying at LJMU for a minimum of 42 weeks and who have a September start date. All non-UK students must pay their rent in full before they arrive in the UK. For further information and clarification please email the Accommodation Office at email@example.com or visit their web pages at http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Accommodation/
Private accommodation An alternative and recommended accommodation option is to rent a private flat or house with other students. Please consult Liverpool Student Homes at http://www. studentpad.co.uk/liverpool/ which is owned by the three universities in Liverpool and maintains a portfolio of good quality private houses and flats. You could also ask for advice and suggestions from our current students when you arrive.
Temporary accommodation If you have still not managed to sort out permanent accommodation prior to your arrival then there may be temporary beds available at a local city centre hostel. Try Hatters Hostel at http://hattersgroup.com/ or International Inn at http://www.internationalinn.co.uk/
Living expenses In addition to the course fees it is recommended that students budget approximately £600 (based on 2012 costs) per month to cover accommodation, travel and food.
Additional information for international applicants • If you are not of British Nationality you will require a UK Student Visitor Visa to enter the UK
• In order to obtain a UK Student Visitor Visa you must be in receipt of an Unconditional Offer letter which can only be sent to you once all of our requirements have been met
• Visa processing times can take approximately one month • If you are an International applicant and have any criminal convictions from a previous visit to the UK then you should seek advice from the UKBA regarding your visa application prior to you submitting an application
• Under UK Border Agency Regulations international students are only allowed to take re-assessment in any element of their programme on a maximum of two occasions
• The University is duty bound to report back to the UKBA any periods of unaccounted absence for all international students.
Advanced Fire Fighting
Basic Safety Training
Bridge Team Management
Bridge Resource Management
Business and Law (Master, Yacht)
Crew Resource Management Crisis Management and Human Behaviour Combined course of Crisis Management, Passenger Safety Crisis Management with maritime simulation and Crowd Control Crowd Management ECDIS Elementary First Aid
Enclosed Space Entry
Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
General Ship Handling
General Ship Knowledge (OOW, Yacht)
General Ship Knowledge (OOW, Yacht)
GMDSS - General Operators Certificate
GMDSS - Introductory Radio Maintenance
GMDSS - Long Range Certificate
GMDSS - Restricted Operators Certificate
High Speed Navigation (HSC)
ISM One Day Appreciation
ISM Internal Lead Auditor
ISPS Code - Company Security Officer (IMO)
ISPS Code - Exercise Service
ISPS Code - Port Facility Security Officer
ISPS Code - Ship Security Officer
ISPS Code - Shipâ€™s Crew Familiarisation Training
ISPS Code - Training for Port Facility Security Staff ISPS Code - Customised One Day Appreciation course (group bookings only) Medical Care on Board Ship
ISPS Code - Training for Senior Management
Medical First Aid on Board Ship
MN Shipboard Disciplinary
NAEST (Management Level)
Navigation, ARPA and Radar Simulation (Master, Yacht)
Navigation and Radar (OOW, Yacht)
Navigation and Radar (Small Vessels)
Oral Preparation (OOW, Yacht)
Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety, Hull Integrity
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
Personal Survival Techniques
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
Seamanship and Meteorology (Master, Yacht)
Liverpool Maritime Academy offers an extensive range of professional short
Search and Rescue On Scene Co-ordinator
Shipboard Safety Officer
courses, undergraduate and post-graduate courses to support the maritime
Stability (Master, Yacht)
Training for Instructors
maritime short courses
Marine VHF Operator Medical Care on Board Ship (Refresher)
UK - Legal and Administrative Process(Grade 1 for Masters)
Maritime undergraduate courses
Maritime post-graduate courses
BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Management
MBA Maritime Management
BSc (Hons), Port and Maritime Management
MSc Maritime Operations
BSc (Hons) Maritime Studies BSc (Hons)
MSc International Transport, Trade and Logistics
BSc Management, Transport and Logistics
MSc Port Management
BSc (Hons) Nautical Science BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Marine Engineering
contact for further information Vikas Patra Head Of Maritime Recruitment Liverpool Maritime Academy School of Engineering,Technology and Maritime Operations James Parsons Building
tel: +44 (0) 151 231 2572 mobile: +44 (0) 7968 422600 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web:
Byrom Street Liverpool L3 3AF
Published on Nov 2, 2012