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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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CR094
Nautical Science (National Maritime College of Ireland)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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Nautical Science has three main elements:
Navigation and ship handling, in other words, the conning and control of a ship. The safe operation of a ship, including the protection of life and the environment.
Shipboard administration and the handling, loading and care of cargoes, which may be as diverse as petroleum products, general cargo, or thousands of new cars or passengers.

In addition to theoretical studies, students gain practical experience in safety, personal survival, rescue and fire-fighting. All students train with experienced seafarers at the National Maritime College of Ireland and aboard merchant vessels worldwide. Whether the choice is nautical science or marine engineering, the student will experience the most modern resources in the world of seafarer training.

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CR094 - Nautical Science (National Maritime College of Ireland)
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR094 - Nautical Science (National Maritime College of Ireland)
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or C20174 - Mathematics for Engineering
or C20175 - Mathematics for Computing
or LCE Maths

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Career prospects are excellent. There is always a need for high quality personnel. At present, there is a shortage of junior ships’ officers and there is an expectation that those starting now should rise quickly to senior positions. Potential Areas of Employment
Ship’s Officer (from Junior Ranks to Captain)
Harbour Master/Pilot
Marine Surveyor
Maritime Studies Lecturer



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Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture
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