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Chloe Kinsella

Engineer - Carbon

ESB

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Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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Passenger Boat Proficiency

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Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

What will you Study?

Applicants who do not hold a Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Certificate of Competency will need to achieve a FETAC Merit grading (65 to 79%) on assessment following BIM Passenger Boat Proficiency training.

Course duration: 5 days
Course cost: €500.00
Card administration cost: €30.00

Course content: 

  • Pre-Safety Checks & Precautions
  • Passage Planning & Pilotage
  • Passenger Boat Operations & Ropework
  • Routine Outboard & Inboard Engine Operations
  • Emergency Procedures

In addition applicants must hold/acquire the following:

  • A valid STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques Certificate
  • A valid STCW 95 Elementary First Aid Certificate
  • An original and signed Medical Fitness Certificate from a registered medical practitioner including evidence of satisfactory colour vision
  • An original Declaration of Sea Service signed by a Peace Commissioner
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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