Chart Work and Rules of the Road

This course aims to introduce participants to the charts and publications carried aboard ship, and their use and corrections.


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School of Maritime Science

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Study Options:
Part Time

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Start Date:
Feb 2023

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Course Length:
12 Weeks

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£1,272.00 (full module including assessments)
£850.00 (no assessments)

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About this micro-credential

This Micro-credential aims to introduce participants to the charts and publications carried aboard a vessel and their use and corrections. Participants will also learn how to fix a vessel’s position using charted objects; be able to determine the compass course to steer, DR, EP and ETA’s, taking into account the effects of the tidal stream and leeway.
This Micro-credential provides the participant with an understanding of how to maintain a safe and effective watch on the bridge. This includes the application of regulations (i.e. the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCS) and the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) buoyage systems).
School of Maritime Science

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials offer a flexible, targeted way to develop the knowledge, skills and competences in areas useful to personal and professional development. A micro-credential certificate is an award which certifies the learning outcomes of a short-term learning experience.
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QAA Global Accreditation

The University is delighted to have achieved global accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), the UK’s independent quality body and a global leader in quality assurance for higher education.

“In achieving QAA’s global accreditation, the University has displayed its compatibility with international best practice.”

Vicki Scott, UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Chief Executive.

Entry Requirements

Typically, all applicants should have:

  • BCC at ‘A level’, (104 UCAS) or international equivalent.
  • Relevant industry experience is also beneficial but not required.

All applicants should have:

  • 5 GCSE’s A*– C (grade 4 or above post 2017) including English Language (min grade C or grade 4 ) and Mathematics (min grade B or grade 6 ) or international equivalent. Alternatively, evidence (i.e. accreditation/recognition) of relevant industry experience or prior Certificated and Experiential Learning.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate your ideas effectively in discussions, presentations and writing.
  • Basic IT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet.

English language requirements:

An overall IELTS test result of 6.0, including a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-tests. Equivalent awards will be considered (e.g. Pearson’s Test of English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Duolingo English Test, City & Guilds International ESOL 8984, or the TOEFL- IBT test of English proficiency). If you do not meet our entry requirements, you can still apply as we will consider your application.

Find out More

Offers are based on a combination of qualifications or predicted grades, the applicant’s personal statement and references. For guidelines on personal statements and references please click here.

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Micro-credential (assessed) £1,272.00
CPD (non-assessed) £850.00

Note: the above fees are for the Academic year 2023/24 and are subject to indexation.



*Please state your preferred study option (micro-credential or non-assessed) in your application.


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