Learn more about your studies as a Deck, Engineer or ETO Cadet in the British Merchant Navy.
All SSTG Deck, Engineer and Electro-Technical Officer Cadets follow an MNTB/MCA* approved training programme.
Phase 1: Initial College Phase
Phase 2: Initial Sea Phase
Phase 3: Interim College Phase
Phase 4: Final Sea Phase
Phase 5: Final College Phase
There a small number of exceptions to the standard framework above and some colleges will alter the duration of college phrases to fit around college and public holidays.
* A valid Certificate of Competency (CoC) is a requirement for all officers working on merchant navy vessels.
*MNTB/MCA. Merchant Navy Training Board / Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
*The MCA Training Record Book is used throughout your training to record completion of key tasks. Successful completion is a pre-requirement for sitting examinations.
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