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E-Learning Navigation & Stability

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Course overview

Course Code C20220
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

What will you Study?

The Navigation and Stability e-learning course run from the National Fisheries College Ireland, Greencastle introduces vessel operators to the basic principles of Navigation including chartwork, electronic navigation and best practices with regard to stability.

E-learning is a readily accepted means of delivering knowledge based learning direct into the learner’s home or workplace. With this type of learning, learners can acquire the qualifications required and allows them to achieve the qualification at their own pace from an environment they are most comfortable with. This type of course has considerable advantage for mature students and students with family commitments.

On successful completion of this course a QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) record of achievement is awarded. Accumulation of additional modular records of achievements can over time lead to a QQI certificate that is recognised throughout the European Union.

The six topics covered are; The Compass, Tides and Meteorology, Chartwork, Collision Avoidance, Electronic Navigation Aids and Fishing Vessel Stability. The course runs over a period of 15 weeks with two weeks between each course unit release. This provides ample time to study the course material between trips away.

A short assignment has to be completed at the end of each two week unit to ensure the learners are familiar with the topics covered; there is also a discussion board that learners are encouraged to use to interact with other learners and the tutor.

At the end of the 15 week course there is a supervised exam conducted at the National Fisheries College Ireland, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

For next course scheduled Contact vekins@bim.ie on 074 9381068

Qualification: Completion of the QQI Module: Navigation and Stability (C20220)
Duration: 120 hours
Course cost: €200.00

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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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Naval Architect   Ship Mate  
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Derrickman   Merchant Navy - Deck Officer  
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Diver   Coastguard  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Naval Recruit  
Cadet - Merchant Navy   Hydrologist  

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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