Academic Entry Requirements for Merchant Navy Cadets.

There are a number of different training programmes leading to qualification as a Deck, Engineer or Electro-Technical Officer in the Merchant Navy offering a variety of entry routes:

Foundation Degree   (Only available in England):

  • 48 UCAS points as a minimum in acceptable subjects at A Level (as measured on the 2017 UCAS tariff).

  • For the Engineering and Electro-Technical Officer training programmes, the subjects should ideally include a numerate subject at A Level (e.g. Maths, Physics, Technological Studies). Acceptable alternatives include a National Certificate/Diploma in Electronic/Electrical or similar qualifications.

  • Candidates must also meet the entry requirements listed below for the HNC programme.

Professional Diploma   (Only available in Scotland):

  • Higher Maths and/or Physical Science at grade C as a minimumAcceptable alternatives include a National Certificate/Diploma in Electronics/Electrical or similar qualifications.

  • Candidates must also meet the entry requirements listed below for the HNC programme.

Higher National Certificate and Diploma:

Candidates must hold at least four qualifications including mathematics, physics (or acceptable dual science or similar including physics), English and at least one other recognised subject, as follows:

  • GCSE's Grades 9-4 or A-C, or

  • National 5 awards Grades A-C (or Scottish Standard awards, level 1-3).

Visit the UCAS website to find out what your grades are worth.

Please Note:
   The above should be considered as the minimum, with some colleges, Universities and Sponsoring Companies seeking candidates offering a profile of prior achievement in excess of the minimum requirements.

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Updated:   October 2017.