Maritime - Basic seamanship

What is special about this course?

This course will provide you with an introduction to the basic seamanship skills to take on a career at sea. Whether that is in the deep sea, fishing, aquaculture or windfarms sector.

Entry requirements

A strong interest in the Maritime sector and Level 3/4 core skills qualifications

The course will cover the required STCW short courses:

  • Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • Personal Sea Survival

The following Maritime based SQA Units:

  • Efficient Deck Hand (College based Award)
  • Maritime Environment: An Introduction
  • Health And Safety In The Maritime Sector
  • Safety And Survival At Sea
  • First Aid At Sea

How will I study my course?

    Combination of face to face and online

    How long will my course last?

    6 Months

    January - June

    Where can I study my course?

      • UHI Outer Hebrides
      • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

      Please note, UHI Outer Hebrides will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

    Start date

    Janaury

    Fees

    Please contact leadmissions@uhi.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    On completion of the course you will have the ability to start immediately on a career in the maritime sector or to continue your studies by enrolling onto the Access to Merchant Navy course offered at the college.

    Is there more information available online?

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    Apply for Maritime - Basic seamanship

    We are no longer accepting applications for 2022/23

    I want to start in 2023/24

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. Please note, UHI Outer Hebrides will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.