MCAST Probationary Officer Cadet
|MQF Level||Level 3|
|Duration||1 year full-time|
|Entry Requirements||4 SEC/O-Level passes/SSC&P (Level 3) passes|
Compulsory: English Language
A full “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 2 will be accepted in lieu of one (1) O-Level pass.
|Other Entry Requirements||Medical Test, Physical Aptitude Test and Interview|
|Course Description||This study programme is intended for students who in future intend to apply for the course leading to an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch, but who as yet do not possess all the academic entry requirements to commence the OIC Navigational Watch course.|
The Probationary Officer Cadet Course gives students the possibility of experiencing what it would be like to train on the Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch Course.
|Study/Course Delivery||All lecturers and Instructors are appropriately qualified in accordance with the provisions of the STCW Convention. They have a good appreciation and understanding of the POC training programme and objectives. Where training is conducted using a simulator, the instructors have received appropriate guidance in instructional techniques and adequate operational experience on the simulator and related equipment.|
|Assessment||The students are assessed for theory and practice at the end of first and second semester. These assessments are part of the requirements of the STCW quality standards. Where conducting of assessments involve the use of simulators the students are examined in the practical experience of simulator to the satisfaction of the examiner.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Perform various basic tasks related to boat handling and maintenance|
2. Identify and describe different types of vessels, construction processes, structure of a ship and related laws and regulations
3. Identify and interpret flag signals, the phonetic alphabet, flashing light signals and various basic meteorological processes
4. Carry out basic fire prevention, fire fighting and elementary first aid.
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