MCA Officer of the Watch 3000gt Oral Prep Course



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Course Description

The MCA Officer of the Watch 3000gt CoC is for use on Large Yachts flagged by the United Kingdom’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). This qualification can allow seafarers to act as Officer of the Watch on vessels up to 3000 GT in an unlimited sea area. The Syllabus is vast, and it is not possible to cover everything in just 6 days, or even 6 weeks, so pre-study before and after the course is recommended along with evening study during the course.
The course is run in conjunction with the syllabus in MSN 1853 which includes:
• Radar
• Passage Planning
• Meteorology
• Business & Law – inc. MCA vessel codes for less than 500gt.
• Stability
• Bridge Procedures
• Salvage
• Watch Handovers
• Safe manning
• Hours of work
• Crew agreements
• Masters’ & Bridge Team Responsibilities

We have a proven track record of delivering this course and have been achieving commendable pass rates for over 10 years. We sit on the MCA qualification panel and steering group for this syllabus. We are up to date, dialled into the industry and in our humble opinion, are extremely well placed to deliver one of the best preparation courses available.

Our course provides insight to exam techniques and questions whilst focussing on the OOW’s perspective in the ‘MCA / Red-Ensign Commercial World’. The days of learning answers, scenarios, and subjects like ColRegs verbatim/’parrot-fashion’ are long gone. We, as are the MCA, are interested in the Human Element. To obtain this MCA OOW 3000gt Yachts Certificate of Competence, not only must you demonstrate a good depth of knowledge in the required areas, but you are also required to be proficient in understanding and applying the knowledge whilst demonstrating good behaviours and skills. Our course will help you understand the knowledge and become more proficient in applying it correctly. We will coach you to better understand the roles and responsibilities of being an OOW on large yachts.

The final MCA oral examination is effectively also a Risk Assessment of YOU, as a human, as a leader. We will show you what this means during your preparation course at Crew Training Solutions.


MCA Notice of Eligibility (if you don’t yet have this, chat with us via WhatsApp and we can advise you as to the best route).


Start DateEnd DatePrice
15 Jan 202420 Jan 2024€1295 plus tax
11 Mar 202416 Mar 2024€1295 plus tax


We do not currently have dates running for this course, however please click the button to enquire about booking this course and we will endeavour to help. Please include in your message which course and location you are interested in.


Start DateEnd DatePrice
11 Dec 202316 Dec 2023£975
05 Feb 202410 Feb 2024£975