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Online Master's Guide to the UK Flag

Strict regulations and procedures exist for the safe and efficient operation of ships - and UK regulations and procedures may differ from those you may be familiar with in other flag vessels. The course ‘A Master’s Guide to the UK Flag’ is for Managers, Masters and Senior Officers of United Kingdom registered vessels. The purpose of the course is to provide easy-to-use information regarding United Kingdom Merchant Shipping regulations and administrative procedures.

  • Approved by the CPD Accreditation Board
  • Fully Online Training Course and Assessments
  • Cost & Time-Efficient Means of Delivery of Training
  • Take the course at your own pace and convenience
  • Revisit past study prior to taking any assessments
  • Rapid turnaround on official CPD Approved course certificate

About the Course

This online course will help you to comply with UK requirements by focusing on the guidelines set out in 'A Master's Guide to the UK Flag', released by the UK DfT Maritime and Coastguard Agency.  

This course aims to allow the learner to train themselves in vital regulation and procedures in the most efficient way possible - by studying each of the 14 subjects in this course, with learning consolidated via confirmation and assessment questions.

As the user navigates the course, they will encounter 50 confirmation questions which when answered, give learner feedback. This learning is then further consolidated by use of a final assessment of 75 questions, with a pass mark of 80%.

Target Audience

No prerequisites are required for ship's personnel to get entry on to this course, which can be delivered on board ship or ashore. This online course has been created to give staff and crew of all levels a firm grounding in the UK Flag Regulations and Procedures.

This course is aimed at: Any Senior crew and Officers (for example, the Captain, First Officer etc.).

Course Duration:

The course lasts for approximately 5 to 5.5 hours depending on the learner’s abilities and reading speed. However, you can enter and exit this course as often as you require but you must complete each assessment in one sitting as they will reset if you exit during an assessment phase

The Introduction comprises the following topics:

  • Course Usage Instructions
  • Course Contents, Target Audience and Aims
  • Video: The UK Ship Register

Section A: Chapters 1 to 3

  • 1. Manning and STCW Requirements
  • 2. Hours of Work and Rest
  • 3. Seafarer Employment Agreements & Crew Lists

Section B: Chapters 4 to 8

  • 4. Official Log Books
  • 5. GMDSS Log Book
  • 6. Health and Safety
  • 7. Accident Reporting
  • 8. Medical Stores Requirements

Section C: Chapters 9 to 11

  • 9. Surveys and Audits
  • 10. Stowaways and Refugees
  • 11. Continuous Synoptic Record
  • 12. UK Publications Required Onboard
  • 13. Cadet Training: Overseeing NVQ Portfolios
  • 14. Alcohol

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification

This course is fully approved by the CPD Accreditation Board which is an internationally recognised certification. Learners will receive an electronic copy of the official course certificate in PDF format upon successful completion of the course via the eLearning system. Each of these CPD Certificates will provide the following information to the learner:

  • Course Title
  • CPD Approval Logo
  • CPD Approval Centre Number
  • CPD Course Approval Number and associated Points
  • Unique Reference Number
  • Score and Completion Date

£55.00 Ex VAT

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