A general command of spoken and written English, as well as the ability to write a simple report is required.
As a safety consideration, QMTS Training recommends all students be physically fit to carry out all the roles and responsibilities of a coxswain on a commercial vessel under 12m within 5nm of the coastline with a propulsion power of <100kW for inboard engines and <250 kW for outboard engines, as described under the Marine Order 505.
Students should also be able to swim (any stroke) a minimum of 50 metres fully clothed.
Language, Literacy, and Numeracy
It is a requirement of this course that all enrolling students undertake a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.
As the delivery of the course is predominantly on-line and all resources are contained in a dedicated online learner portal, students must have access to a computer (with Microsoft Office 365 software). Free Wi-Fi is available during training blocks.
Students require basic computer skills to complete the course without disadvantage. This includes how to access the internet, download documents, save a file to a hard drive and upload files to the student portal. All students receive a Student Portal Learner Guide on enrolment.