A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.
There are no formal entry requirements. Candidates should be confident at working out simple mathematical problems. You will be required to provide your own set of navigation instruments - plotter, compasses etc.
Course topics include:
The course is taught over 40 hours in a week with two exam papers.
This course can be scheduled as required. Contact your college centre for information and to register your interest.
You may be eligible for an Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help pay for this course.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the cost of learning or training.
You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.
ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers. To find out more or to apply, visit myworldofwork.co.uk
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