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Accelerate your career with Onboard Maritime

Learn with academic maritime experts. With us, your studying is simple, flexible and affordable. 

You can learn at home, onboard, on a commute, anywhere with an internet connection. Our courses are all fully online.

See here for upcoming course dates.

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MCA Oral Prep

Master Mariner Unlimited

This course is aligned to the MCA Master Unlimited Syllabus A in MGN 69. It will bring together your experience as a maritime professional and the knowledge and understanding required by a senior officer to fully prepare you for the exam. You can start this course at any time before booking your small group face-to-face instruction sessions to coincide with your exam date.

MCA Oral Prep

Chief Mate / Master 3000

Covering the contents of the MCA Chief Mate / Master 3000 Syllabus B in MGN 69 this course focusses on the technical and legislative requirements for a senior officer. You can start this course at any time before booking your small group face-to-face instruction sessions to coincide with your exam date.

MCA Oral Prep

OOW Unlimited

The OOW Unlimited course is aligned to the MCA Syllabus C in MGN 69. Through a programme of self-paced online study and structured small group instruction it will ensure you have the knowledge and understanding required by the OOW.

Professional Development

SQA Introduction to Leadership & Management

This PDA in Introductory Leadership and Management at SCQF level 6 covers the fundamental principles of leadership and management. It has been designed for those at the start of their leadership journey — either aspiring leaders or those in their first leadership position. It is jointly certificated with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional Development

Leadership & Motivation

This introductory to leadership course will develop understanding in the link between leadership and motivation. For those at the start of their leadership journey, this will develop knowledge of leadership styles and leadership skills.

1:1 Coaching

Virtual Leadership, Management & Career Coaching


MCA Written Prep - Chief Mate Stability & Structure



Find out more about what you can expect when studying with Onboard Maritime in this short video:


Upcoming course dates

OOW Unlimited, Master Mariner Unlimited and Chief Mate Unlimited/Master 3000 GT

Duration: 4 weeks – 8 hours per week

  • Start Date: 23 August 2021
    End Date: 17 September 2021

  • Start Date: 27 September 2021
    End Date: 22 October 2021

  • Start Date: 01 November 2021
    End Date: 26 November 2021

  • Start Date: 10 January 2022
    End Date: 31 January 2022

  • Start Date: 14 February 2022
    End Date: 07 March 2022

  • Start Date: 21 March 2022
    End Date: 11 April 2022

  • Start Date: 25 April 2022
    End Date: 16 May 2022

  • Start Date: 30 May 2022
    End Date: 20 June 2022 

  • Start Date: 04 July 2022
    End Date: 25 July 2022 

  • Start Date: 08 August 2022
    End Date: 29 August 2022

  • Start Date: 12 September 2022
    End Date: 03 October 2022

  • Start Date: 17 October 2022
    End Date: 07 November 2022

  • Start Date: 21 November 2022
    End Date: 12 December 2022

Our courses allow you to start when you want. They consist of high quality online learning materials and virtual classroom sessions with a qualified instructor.

They are best suited for candidates who have gained the necessary qualifying seatime and have applied or are in the process of applying for the MCA Notice of Eligibility.

The application form can be downloaded from the Marine Coastguard Agency website using this link: Application for an oral examination.


Contact us – to arrange an introductory session.


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