Covid 19

Dear Customer
You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.

Chief Mate & Master Near Coastal, Unlimited Tonnage

Near-Coastal Certificates of Competency allow you to work in the UK Near-Coastal Area, which is defined as being within 150 miles of a safe-haven on the coast of the UK and 30 miles from Ireland.

Chief Mate Near Coastal, Unlimited Tonnage

To qualify for a Chief Mate, Near Coastal CoC you must;

Hold OOW Unlimited

Have 12 months’ watchkeeping service whilst holding your OOW Unlimited CoC

Hold the following qualifications in addition to those required for OOW

STCW Proficiency in Medical Care
STCW HELM (M)
NAEST (M)Chief Mate and Master Near Coastal

Complete an approved education and training programme, normally in the form of HND units, preparing you for SQA exams.

Pass the following SQA exams;

Magnetic Compass and Navigational Aids
Ship Construction and Stability
Shipboard Operations

Pass MCA Oral Examination F (Syllabus here)

As long as you have completed your sea service and have your ENG1 you can apply for a Notice of Eligibility (NOE) using form MSF 4274. You need not have completed all your training to do this but you will have to complete everything before you apply for your oral exam date. Once you have your exam date you can apply for an Oral exam prep course.

Note: Candidates with a Master 500GT near coastal can apply for this qualification, but you must first complete all of the academic units required for an OOW Unlimited, 

Master Near Coastal, Unlimited Tonnage

To qualify for a Master, Near Coastal, unlimited tonnage CoC you need to:

Hold Chief Mate Unlimited OR Chief Mate, Near-Coastal, Unlimited tonnage

Have 36 months’ watchkeeping service. 18 months of this must be whilst holding your Chief Mate CoC. This can be reduced to 24 months if you are acting in the capacity of Chief Mate whilst holding your Chief Mate CoC

Pass MCA Oral Examination G (Syllabus here)

Again, as long as you have completed your sea service and have your ENG1 you can apply for a Notice of Eligibility (NOE) using form MSF 4274. You need not have completed all your training to do this but you will have to complete everything before you apply for your oral exam date. Once you have your exam date you can apply for an Oral exam prep course.

Chief Mate & Master Near Coastal, Unlimited Tonnage - Further Information

Chief Mate & Master Near Coastal Unlimited Tonnage

The information provided on this page is, to the best of our knowledge, correct at the time of writing. Regulations are, however, updated by the MCA on a regular basis and requirements change accordingly. Whilst we do our best to keep as up to date as possible, the full details of the requirements for the Chief Mate and Master Near Coastal, Unlimited Tonnage CoC's are included in the relevant M-Notices, which are listed below.

MSN 1856

MSF 4274

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