What is special about this course?
This course is a pre requisite for entry to the Merchant Navy. A certificate is issued by the college on the successful completion of the course on behalf of the Maritime Coastal Agency. The course is designed to give all personnel going to sea the essential basic knowledge of survival equipment, survival principles and techniques that can be applied to maximise their chances of survival in the event of a marine casualty.
- No formal entry requirements
- Liferafts and equipment
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Actions prior to abandonment
- Helicopter rescue
- Righting an upturned liferaft
- Use of Pyrotechnics
- Visual and secondary actions in the liferaft
- Survival factors
- In water survival techniques.
How will I study my course?
- Short course
Training consists of theoretical classroom work followed by practical exercises in the training pool. Assessment is by direct observation, oral questioning and simulated drills.
How long will my course last?
Short course -1 day, 09.00 - 17.00
Where can I study my course?
- Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway
05 October 2018 09 November 2018 07 December 2018 01 February 2019 15 March 2019. Please contact Admissions at Lews Castle College UHI for more information on start dates.
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.