Merchant Navy ETO Officer Cadet Training Programmes
Outcome: An STCW Electro-Technical Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency, plus the following academic award:
- Foundation Degree (This programme is currently only available at South Shields Marine School and Warsash Maritime Academy).
Minimum Entry Requirements: The minimum entry requirements are 48 UCAS points including a numerate subject plus GCSE at grade C or above in Maths (preferably higher tier, English and Science (with significant Physical Science content).
Framework: 5 alternating college and sea periods as per the following outline:
- Phase 1 (At College): 30 wks.
- Phase 2 (Sea & Leave): 5 mths.
- Phase 3 (At College): 30 wks.
- Phase 4 (Sea & Leave): 7mths.
- Phase 5 (At College): 25 wks.
Industrial Experience/Sea Service: For programmes commencing after 01 July 2013, candidates are required to undertake 12 months Industrial experience which must include a minimum of 6 months Sea Service.
Watchkeeping: 4 months minimum.
Start Dates: September each year, with more limited options to commence training in January each year.
Associated Training Record: MNTB ETO Training Record Book.
Approval: All programmes must be MCA/MNTB approved.
Top-Up to BEng (Hons) Degree (Optional): Candidates who successfully achieve a FdSc are then eligible to top-up the academic award to a BEng (Hons) Degree in Marine Engineering and Management.
Updated: March 2017.