Master 500 Oral Exam Preparation

Please be advised that due to high demand our Oral Prep tutor is fully booked during September and November. If you have a request outside these dates, please contact us and we will do our best to meet your requirements.

Your Oral Preparation course is one of the most important you will do. Consequently, we align your needs closely with our training to ensure you have the best chance of passing the MCA examination at the first attempt. Our pass rates are very high.

We will provide you with a qualified Master Mariner who will be with you for the full duration of your course. We do not ask you to pay for a desk for self-study as some providers do. 

Your instructor will begin with a mock oral examination which allows the instructor to assess your subject knowledge and then tailor the instruction provided to bring your knowledge up to the required standard in all subjects. At the same time they will be coaching and advising on exam questions and on answering technique.

The published price of £1200.00 inclusive of VAT and is for four days of full time one to one tuition.This gives candidates the best chance of success. For candidates requiring group tuition please contact us.

Our pass rates are very high due to the level of commitment shown by our instructors, who have first-hand experience of the examination processes, in depth knowledge of the commercial maritime sector and a wealth of knowledge from working at sea.

To arrange your dates please call us on 01752 770589

Pre-Course Requirements

Candidates are expected to have a reasonable knowledge of all subjects in the Master 500 syllabus. It is recommended that candidates will already have their exam date before undertaking this course.

Course Content

The syllabus includes –

  • Planning and executing a passage including chartwork and position determination.
  • Meteorology
  • Maintaining a safe navigational watch
  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCS)(ColRegs)
  • Response to emergencies
  • Operational safety
  • Pollution prevention and control requirements
  • Seaworthiness and stability of the ship
  • Business and law

Course Delivery

This is an instructor led program using classroom teaching and practical sessions to ensure that candidates are up to the required standard for an MCA Oral Examination.

Master 500 Oral Prep Course Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. if you would like further information about the course or to discuss future course dates then please phone us on 01752 770589

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Course Cost

Course Fee (Inc. VAT) £1,200.00

Course Duration

4 Days 

Approved By

MCA Approved Master 500 Oral Preparation Course

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