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About this course

Following the government’s guidance, from 4 April we will not be requiring delegates to undertake any testing before attending their course. However, it is strongly recommended that face coverings are worn when in enclosed spaces and where social distancing is not possible. There may also be some courses which still require additional PPE - this will be provided as appropriate.

While the requirement for testing has been relaxed, we ask that students/delegates only attend their course if they are fully well to do so - this is to ensure that fellow students/delegates and staff are protected and courses can continue to run.

If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

This training is a prerequisite for a management level certificate of competency (CoC) issued by the MCA upon meeting the requirements of Regulation II/2 and III/2. It is normally for ship’s officers who have achieved chief mate or master on ships of 500GT or more and second engineer officer or chief engineer officer on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more. 

What you'll learn

The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to control the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the management level through the use leadership and managerial skills to ensure that: 

  • The crew are allocated duties and informed of expected standards of work and behaviour in a manner appropriate to the individuals concerned; 
  • Training objectives and activities are based on assessment of current competence and capabilities and operational requirements; 
  • Operations are planned and resources are allocated as needed in correct priority to perform the necessary tasks; 
  • Communication is clearly and unambiguously given and received; 
  • Effective leadership behaviours are demonstrated; 
  • Necessary team member(s) share an accurate understanding of current and predicted vessel state and operational status and external environment; 
  • Decisions are most effective for the situation; 
  • Operations are demonstrated to be effective and in accordance with applicable rules. 

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Warsash Maritime School and Solent University.

Course Information

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  • Approvals

    MCA

  • Career progression

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  • Prerequisites

    You should hold a deck or engineering CoC at the operational level and meet the minimum seagoing service requirements for the issue of a management level CoC.

Course availability

Please contact admissions for course availability and to book.

Contact us

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course.

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

Admissions Team


Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday