Warsash Maritime Academy, UK.
(Southampton Solent University)
                                2nd Engineer & Chief Engineer CoC - Class 2 & Class 1

Seats get filled up about 6 - 9 months in advance for the Class II course. Hence, it is advisable to apply early.

Course Title:

STCW 95 III/2 Second Engineer (Examination Route)

Course Starting Dates:

January ; April ; September

There are 3 batches every year and the class size is 20 - 24 students.

Subjects:

There are 8 subjects at the Class II level i.e. 2 "Professional Subjects" and 6 "Academic Subjects".

Professional Subjects are EK General and EK Motor.

Mar 2012 ; July 2012 ; Oct 2012 ; Dec 2012 ; Mar 2013 ; July 2013 ; Oct 2013

Mar 2012 ; July 2012 ; Oct 2012 ; Dec 2012 ; Mar 2013 ; July 2013 ; Oct 2013

Academic Subjects are Heat, Mechanics, Naval Architecture, Electrotechnology, Mathematics and Engineering Drawing.

Oct 2010  Oct 2010 datasheet ; Dec 2010 ; Mar 2011 ; Jul 2011 ; Oct 2011 ; Dec 2011 ; Mar 2012 ; July 2012 ; Oct 2012 ;
Oct 2012 insert ; Dec 2012 ; Mar 2013 ; Jul 2013 ; 2014 + 2015
Oct 2010 ; Dec 2010 ; Mar 2011 ; Jul 2011 ; Oct 2011 ; Dec 2011 ; Mar 2012 ; Jul 2012 ; Oct 2012 ; Dec 2012 ; Mar 2013 ;
Jul 2013 ; 2014 + 2015
Mar 2010 ; Jul 2010 ; Oct 2010 ; Dec 2010 ; Mar 2011 ; Jul 2011 ; Oct 2011 ; Dec 2011 ; Mar 2012 ; Jul 2012 ; Jul 2012
attachment ; Oct 2012 ; Dec 2012 ; Mar 2013
Oct 2013 ;  
  • Mathematics (syllabus & see below for past question papers)
Oct 2010 ; Dec 2010 ; Mar 2011 ; Jul 2011 ; Oct 2011 ; Dec 2011 ; Mar 2012 ; Jul 2012 ; Oct 2012 ; Dec 2012
  • Engineering Drawing (syllabus and see below for past question papers)
Apr 2009 ; Jul 2009 ; Oct 2009 ; Dec 2009 ; Oct 2010 ; Dec 2010 ; Mar 2011 ; Jul 2011 ; Mar 2012 ; Jul 2012 ; Oct 2012 ;
Dec 2012 ; Mar 2013

There is only one oral exam conducted by the MCA which the student has to clear. The oral examination can be given at
any point of time during your stay in the UK although the best time is to give it 2 weeks after your EK General + EK Motor
written examination. You will need a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) from the MCA before you can sit for your oral examination.
Normally, you will get an oral examination date 2 weeks later from the date of application for the oral exam.
It is not compulsory to clear the written exams before you can sit for the MCA oral exams. Once, you have cleared all the 8
written exams (i.e. 2 Professional Subjects and 6 Academic Subjects) and one oral exam, you can apply for the CoC.
It takes about 2 weeks for the CoC to be issued. If you have returned back to India after your written and oral exams, you
can send your written exam results and oral results by courier to the MCA, UK and they will issue the CoC and courier it
to you. Written exams are held 4 times in a year i.e. in the months of March, July, October and December. It takes normally
about 6 weeks to receive your written examination results from the examination date.

Eligibility Class 2 CoC:

Before undertaking Engineering Knowledge (EK) or MCA Oral examinations, candidates must have completed 12 months
seagoing service as an Engineer Officer whilst holding an EOOW III/1 Certificate of Competency on vessels of at least 750
KW in engine power.

BOILERS on ship is not a requirement for giving Class II 2nd Engineers CoC exam in UK.

Class 4 FG from India, MEC3 from New Zealand and Class 5 from Singapore are acceptable. You will need to have  
completed the 12 months of mandatory sea service after the Class 4 / MEC3 / Class 5 CoC along with C/E
testimonials as supporting documents.

There is NO requirement of any TRAINING RECORD BOOK for giving your Class II CoC in the UK.

Eligibility Class 1 CoC:

Candidates must hold a valid Second Engineer III/2 unlimited Certificate of Competency and have obtained either:

  • 36 months’ seagoing service as an EOOW, with a minimum of 18 months of this seagoing service having been on
    vessels of at least 3000 kW, in charge of the watch or with designated UMS duties, and the remainder on vessels of
    atleast 750 kW; or
  • 12 months’ seagoing service as a Second Engineer III/2, OR Chief Engineer III/2, on vessels of less than 9000 kW. A
    minimum of 9 months of this seagoing service must be on vessels of at least 3000 kW, and the remainder on vessels
    of at least 750 kW.

If you hold a Class 2 CoC from India, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, etc., please apply for a Notice of Eligibility (NoE)
with the MCA. The MCA will mention in the NoE the subjects for which you need to do the course, the written exams that you
need to clear along with the MCA oral exams to be issued with a Class 1 CoC.

Course Duration:

The course duration for EK General and EK Motor will be about 10 weeks and these classes are conducted in the UK.

The 6 academic subjects are offered by the distance learning option i.e. the study material will be sent online to the
student and the applicant studies on his own. On an average it will take a student 1 months of study time per academic
subject to prepare well for the written examinations.

The length of visa that you will get is for 6 months. Depending upon how you schedule your exam dates, you will get 1 or 2
attempts at the written exams in the UK. Details on how to schedule your dates to get 2 attempts have been explained below.

Exams are held in the months of March, July, October and December. Exams are usually held over 4 days continuously with
each day having 2 exams. Normally, students sit for 4 exam papers only at a time as it will be exceedingly difficult to sit for 8
exams over a 4 day period.

If you clear all the 8 written examination in the first two attempts as well as the 1 MCA oral exam (which can be given before
or after the written exams), you can expect to receive your Class II CoC in about 6 months duration.

As written exams are held 4 times in a year with a gap of 3 months approximately, every subsequent attempt will increase
the time to receive your CoC by an additional 3 months.

Normally, a BE Marine / Mechanical Engineering student can expect to clear his written exams in 2 - 3 attempts which may
involve 2 trips to the UK.

A non BE student may take 3 - 5 attempts to clear all the written exams which may involve upto 3 trips to the UK.

Total Expenses:

The total expenses including tuition fees, oral and written examination fees, MCA UK approved STCW advanced courses
(AFF + MFA + PSC&RB), MCA UK approved High Voltage Course, food, accommodation, flight tickets and visas for 2 trips to
the UK will work out to be as given below (assuming 1 British Pound = 90 Rs):

  • 7.0 Lakhs Rs/- if you hold a 4 years degree in Marine Engineering.
  • 8.0 Lakhs Rs/- if you hold a 4 degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 10.0 Lakhs Rs/- if you do not hold a 4 years degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering.

The above cost does not include Tanker Courses which may cost you an additional 60,000 Rs/- per tanker course.

If you wish to carry your wife and children, add an additional 1.5 Lakhs per dependent member which will take care of the
flight ticket, visa charges, food and accommodation for the dependent member. The dependent family member will
accompany you on a General Visitor Visa which is valid for a period of 6 months from the visa issue date.

The money that you will need to show for the UK visa will be as follows:

  • 6.0 Lakhs Rs/- excluding deposit paid to college
  • 3.0 Lakhs Rs/- additional for every family member (wife and child) who wishes to accompany you on a visitor visa.

Private Tuitions:

If you wish to enrol for private tuitions in Mumbai for the academic subjects i.e. Heat, Mechanics, Naval Architecture,  
Electrotechnology, and Mathematics, please give us a call at 09892725375. Kindly note that these tuitions in
Mumbai are offered by teachers in their individual capacity and are not endorsed by Warsash Maritime Academy, UK in any
way. Also, taking private tuitions is not mandatory, totally optional and depends on the individual students choice.

Please visit the link below for information on the private tuition classes being held in Mumbai:
http://springdaleindia.com/WMA_Tuitions.html

Course Booking Procedure:

You need to send the following documents to our address in Mumbai:

  • Engine Course Booking Form
  • Passport - First and last page scanned copies
  • CDC - First page and sea service stamp pages after your Class 4 CoC
  • Class 4 CoC - All relevant pages except for the blank pages
  • Electronic bank transfer of 1,200 GBP to be paid to the college

Please note that demand drafts are not being accepted by the college any more. If you face any difficulty in making the
payments by electronic bank transfer, please contact Mr. Shivpal Yadav from Cox & Kings, Mumbai at 09920708065. He will
assist you with the electronic bank transfer process.

It is NOT necessary to have completed your 12 months of sea service after Class 4 CoC to book a seat. As seats are offered
on a first come first served basis, please book your seats atleast 6 - 9 months in advance of the course starting date.

After you have submitted the supporting documents by email and remitted the money to the college by telegraphic transfer,
the admission letter will be emailed to you by the college in about 4 weeks time. Please note that the admission letter is
different from the visa letter. Admission letter will be sent to you by email as a pdf copy whilst the visa letter will be sent to
you by post about 6 weeks prior to the course commencement date only. Visa will be applied about 1 month prior to the
course commencement date. We will assist you with the complete visa application process.

If you are on board the ship, you can send the scanned copies of your Passport, CDC and CoC whilst your family can remit
the deposit money to the college by electronic bank transfer. Hence, the admission procedure can be completed without the
physical presence of the applicant in India also.

The upfront deposit of 1,200 GBP will be adjusted against your tuition fees, the balance of which you have to pay on the
course commencement date in Southampton.

The deposit payment of 1,200 GBP is not refundable but can be transferred to a future course in the name of the student
(not a friend or colleague), 24 months from the first course starting date. For course postponement, the student needs to
inform in writing by email about 21 days before the course commencement date. For details on cancellations policies /
refunds, please read through the Course and Fee Guidance Notes.

COURSE FEES (valid upto 31st July 2017):

Professional Subjects: Engineering Knowledge (Motor & General together) + HELM (M) - 2,505 GBP
Academic Subjects (Distance Learning from City of Glasgow College): 475 GBP per subject x 6 subjects - 2,850 GBP

Warsash Maritime Academy is presently not offering courses for the 6 academic subjects i.e. Heat, Mechanics,
Navalarchitecture, Electrotechnology, Mathematics and Engineering Drawing. The college is only offering courses for the 2
Professional Subjects i.e. EK General and EK Motor. It is expected that in future the distance learning program for the
academic subjects will be offered by Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton, UK.

Students who hold a 4 year degree (not 3 year Diploma or ATS) in Mechanical or Marine Engineering from India are likely
to be eligible for exemptions from certain academic subjects as would be decided by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
(MCA), UK.
Exemptions are only from "attending the course" and not from the "examination" i.e. each student has to clear
all the 8 subjects written examination i.e. 2 Professional Subjects and 6 Academic Subjects
. The advantage of getting
exemptions is that you will NOT have to pay for the tuition fee or attend classes for the Academic Subjects which leads to
substantial savings in time and money. From past experience we have seen that students having BE Marine Engineering
qualification have been exempted from all the 6 Academic Subjects by the MCA, UK whilst students having BE Mechanical
Engineering qualification have bee exempted from 4 Academic Subjects (i.e. exemptions not granted for Naval Architecture
and Electro-technology) by the MCA, UK. If you have not been granted exemptions for any subject, it implies that you will
have to complete the course study for that subject before being allowed to sit for the written exam of that subject.

If you are not eligible for getting exemptions from the academic subjects and want to join Warsash Maritime Academy,
Southampton for the Class 2 course, we will guide you in getting the distance learning study material for the 6 Academic
Subjects from City of Glasgow College. The present cost of the distance learning program from City of Glasgow College is
475 GBP per academic subject i.e. 2,850 GBP for all the 6 Academic Subjects. If you are doing the EK General and EK
Motor course from Warsash Maritime Academy, the college will allow you to sit for all the 8 written exams although the
distance learning program for the 6 academic subjects has been taken from City of Glasgow College. The visa letter will be
issued by Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton. Once the distance learning program of Warsash Maritime Academy is
ready, you can opt to take the program from Warsash Maritime Academy itself.

To apply for exemptions, the seafarer applicant with a BE Mechanical / Marine qualification has to first apply for a Letter of
Comparability (LoC) from NARIC. This LoC will state that your degree is equivalent to a British degree. The MCA, UK does
not accept degree certificates directly from India. UK NARIC does the job of comparing your qualification from India with a
UK qualification and issues a letter stating that your degree is comparable with a UK degree. This LoC is to be submitted to
the MCA whilst you apply for your Notice of Eligibility (NoE) and you may simultaneously request the MCA for granting you
exemptions from the academic subjects.

Applying for a Letter of Comparability (LoC) from NARIC, UK (only for students with BE Mechanical / Marine):

As a graduate mechanical / marine engineer you will need to scan and upload your documents on the NARIC (National
Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom) website for getting a Letter of Comparability from them. The time
duration to receive a Letter of Comparability would be 1 month approximately. The procedure is simple and should not take
more than 30 minutes:

  • Go to the NARIC website www.naric.org.uk
  • Register and proceed to the Online Application process.
  • Upload your Degree (Mechanical / Marine) passing certificate and transcripts / individual semester mark-sheets.
  • Make the payment by a Credit Card (Debit Cards are not accepted). Payment will be about 60 GBP approximately
    including return postage charges. If you do not have a Credit Card, you can use that of your friend / relative.

Students who have done a BE Mechanical followed by a 1 year GME course are requested NOT to upload the GME
certificate. There is no NARIC equivalence for the GME course and this will delay the process.

UK NARIC will send your LoC by normal post which will take about 1 - 2 weeks time (included in the total time of 30 days
mentioned above) after the processing is complete as mentioned on the UK NARIC website. If you reside in a remote location
in India, it is advisable that you give the returning address of someone in Mumbai / Delhi preferably. From past experiences
we have seen that many students residing in remote areas or tier B cities in India did not receive the post sent by UK NARIC
as it is delivered in India by the India post office whose services are not very reliable.

A sample NARIC LoC is enclosed here. Click
NARIC Page 1 and NARIC Page 2
The NARIC LoC will be of two pages as shown in the links above.

Applying for a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), UK:

Students need to apply for a NoE to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), UK to be eligible to sit for the written and
oral examinations in the UK. You can apply for your NoE from India prior to going to the UK or you can apply for your NoE
during your stay in the UK. It is not necessary to be in possession of NoE for booking the Class II 2nd Engineer Course at
Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton, UK. However, if you have doubts that some of your sea-time may not be
counted by the MCA for whatsoever reasons (for e.g. missing documents, no stamps on the CDC, C/E did not give sea
service testimonials, etc.), it would be advisable to do your NoE before booking your course.  The processing time for the
NoE is normally 28 working days + postage time but it may extend to a few months also if the MCA is not satisfied about the
authenticity of your documents. If your documents are found to be forged, all your documents will be seized and you will not
be allowed to sit for exams in the UK again.

The following is the procedure to apply for a NoE:   

Download the NoE form
MSF 4275
Take a printout of the NoE form and fill up the NoE form in CAPITAL LETTERS with BLACK PEN.

The following documents are to be sent to the MCA office in
ORIGINALS only:
-> NoE application form MSF 4275
-> Passport (notarised copy of first & last page only as it is illegal to send the Passport out of the country by post)
-> CDC
-> Class 4 CoC
-> Chief Engineers testimonials for a minimum of 12 months after Class 4 CoC
-> Valid Medical Fitness Certificate in ILO 147 format from any DG shipping approved doctor (
ILO 147 Sample)
-> 2 passport size photographs (see details about photographs given in the NoE form guidance notes)    
-> DD of 201 GBP in favour of "THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY"

Send the documents by a good courier for e.g. DHL and check on the DHL website when the documents have been
received by the MCA. The address of the MCA is given in the last page of the NoE form.

BE Mechanical / Marine students need to send the following additional documents in ORIGINALS only at the time of
NoE application for claiming exemptions from attending the Academic Subjects course.

-> NARIC Letter of Comparability LoC
-> BE passing certificate
-> Individual semester / yearly mark-sheets or transcript
-> Covering letter for claiming exemptions (not mandatory but advisable)

If you have not got any information from the MCA after 30 days, please send an email to the MCA at                         
engineering@mcga.gov.uk mentioning your Name and Date of Birth. Ask them, what is the status of your NoE. The NoE
processing time is normally 28 days + postage time.

From 2017 onwards, all written exams for the 8 subjects will be completed during the Class 2 CoC itself . What it implies is
that when you come to the UK later for your Class 1 CoC, you will only need to appear for the MCA oral exams. There will
no longer be written exams at the Class 1 level.

STUDENT VISA - Short Term (non points based system) will be issued for a period of 6 months only as your course
duration in the UK for EK General + Motor is only of 10 weeks duration and the remaining subjects are offered via distance
learning. Within the 6 months period, you will get 1 or 2 attempts to sit for the written exams. Therefore, after sitting for the
exams in the 2 attempts, you will come back to India and later on apply for a short term STUDENT VISA again to just  go
and sit for the pending remaining exams after a period of about 3 months. Alternatively, you may join ship and go back to the
UK to resit exams after signing off. You duration of stay in the UK will be only for 1 week to resit the exams although the visa
will be for 6 months just as before.

We have given the scheduling below for students of September 2015, January 2016 and April 2016 batches respectively.
Future yearly schedules will follow the same pattern but the dates would be advanced by 1 or more years.

September 2015 schedule:

  • You will depart from India around the 10th of September 2015 as your course is starting on the 14th September 2015.
    The latest you should have applied for your UK student visitor visa is 3 weeks before the course starting date i.e. by
    the 24th of August 2015. You need to maintain a minimum of 80% attendance in the class or else you will not be
    permitted to sit for the examination. Hence, it is advisable not to delay your joining the course.
  • Your EK General + EK Motor classes are expected to end by end of November 2015 approximately. SQA
    Examinations will start in the 2nd week of December 2015 and would be over in about 5 days. The SQA examination
    forms will be filled up at Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton approximately x1 month before the examination
    date for all the x8 subjects.
  • BE Mechanical and BE Marine students who are looking to get exemptions from course completion of the Academic
    Subjects should have got the exemptions mentioned on their NoE before the SQA examination form filling procedures.
  • Students who have opted to take the DLP program from City of Glasgow College should have got the course
    completion letter from City of Glasgow College and then only will they be allowed to fill the SQA examination form. To
    get the course completion letter from City of Glasgow College, you will need to submit the assignments given in the
    DLP to City of Glasgow College and they would respond to you directly.
  • You should book for your MCA orals around the 22nd of December 2015 so that you have about 1 weeks time to
    prepare for the MCA orals after your SQA exams. MCA orals are booked in advance and hence you should book in
    advance by about 3 - 4 weeks so that you do not face any problems in getting the MCA oral dates. The MCA office in
    Southampton will be about 10 minutes walking distance from where you will be residing in the city of Southampton.
  • The SQA examination results are expected in about 5 - 6 weeks time i.e. sometime around the end of January 2015.
    After having completed your SQA written exams and MCA orals, you should return back to India by the 25th of
    December 2015 and await your results. The SQA results will be sent to your address in UK or India depending what
    address you have filled up in your SQA examination form. The SQA results are sent by normal post only. Hence,
    if you stay in a remote place in India, it is advisable that you given an alternate address in Mumbai / Delhi
    for sending your SQA results.
  • If you clear all your SQA exams in the first attempt itself (theoretically possible but practically difficult), you will then
    send your documents to the MCA for applying for your CoC. It takes about x2 weeks for the MCA to issue the CoC
    after they have received your documents. The MCA will courier your CoC to your address in India.
  • If you did not clear all your x8 written examinations, you will have to go back to UK to resit those papers which you did
    not clear. The next examination will start early April 2015 for which you will have to fill up the SQA examination form
    again, pay the resit exam fees and Warsash Maritime Academy will issue you a student visitor visa letter. The SQA
    examination will be over in a weeks time period. You will reapply for the student visitor visa, go and sit for the exams
    and return back to India. Your duration of stay will not exceed x1 week. Thereafter, you will again wait for your results.
    Alternatively, you may decide to join ship after coming back from UK in December 2015 and may opt to sit for the
    examinations starting in July or October 2016. Should you clear the SQA exams in the 2nd attempt, you will now  apply
    for your CoC as explained in the previous bullet point.
  • Should you be clearing your exams in x2 attempts, your actual duration of stay in the UK will be 3 months in your first
    trip and 7 days in your 2nd trip.
  • You have the option of sitting for your x6 Academic Subjects exams in October 2015 also. Those who are exempted
    from the course for the Academic Subjects should fill up the SQA examination form in the first week of September
    2015 itself. If you are not exempted from the course for the Academic Subjects, please ensure that you submit your
    assignments for the DLP and get your course completion certificate atleast 1 month before the examination date.
    College will require your course completion certificate (if you are not exempted from the Academic Subjects) before
    you are allowed to fill up the examination form. The examination form is normally filled up abut 1 month before the
    examination date. So, during your stay in UK from September 2015 upto December 2015, you will get 2 attempts        
    to sit for the Academic Subject examinations in October 2015 and December 2015. For EK General & EK Motor, you
    will get 1 attempt only in December 2015 as your visa duration will be for 6 months only. The Academic Subjects that
    you did not clear in the October 2015 attempt can be reappeared in the December 2015 attempt.

January 2016 schedule:

  • You will depart from India around the 15th of January 2016 as your course is starting on the 18th of January 2016.
    The latest you should have applied for your UK student visitor visa is 3 weeks before the course starting date i.e. by
    the 30th of December 2015. You need to maintain a minimum of 80% attendance in the class or else you will not be
    permitted to sit for the examination. Hence, it is advisable not to delay your joining the course.
  • Your EK General + EK Motor classes are expected to end by mid March 2016 tentatively. SQA Examinations will start
    from the last week of March 2016. The SQA examination forms will be filled up at Warsash Maritime Academy,
    Southampton approximately x1 month before the examination date for all the x8 subjects.
  • BE Mechanical and BE Marine students who are looking to get exemptions from course completion of the Academic
    Subjects should have got the exemptions mentioned on their NoE before the SQA examination form filling procedures.
  • Students who have opted to take the DLP program from City of Glasgow College should have got the course
    completion letter from City of Glasgow College and then only will they be allowed to fill the SQA examination form. To
    get the course completion letter from City of Glasgow College, you will need to submit the assignments given in the
    DLP to City of Glasgow College and they would respond to you directly.
  • You should book for your MCA orals around the mid April 2016 so that you have about 2 weeks time to prepare for
    the MCA orals. MCA orals are booked in advance and hence you should book in advance by about 3 - 4 weeks so
    that you do not face any problems in getting the MCA oral dates. The MCA office in Southampton will be about 10
    minutes walking distance from where you will be residing in the city of Southampton.
  • The SQA examination results are expected in about 5 - 6 weeks time i.e. sometime around the middle of May 2015.
    After having completed your SQA written exams and MCA orals, you may expect to return back to India by the 20th of
    April 2015 and await your results. The SQA results will be sent to your address in UK or India depending what address
    you have filled up in your SQA examination form. The SQA results are sent by normal post only. Hence,if you
    stay in a remote place in India, it is advisable that you given an alternate address in Mumbai / Dehi for
    sending your SQA results.
  • If you clear all your SQA exams in the first attempt itself (theoretically possible but practically difficult), you will then
    send your documents to the MCA for applying for your CoC. It takes about x2 weeks for the MCA to issue the CoC
    after they have received your documents. The MCA will courier your CoC to your address in India.
  • If you did not clear all your x8 written examination, you will have to go back to UK to resit those papers which you did
    not clear. The next examination will start around mid July 2016 for which you will have to fill up the SQA examination
    form again, pay the resit exam fees and Warsash Maritime Academy will issue you a student visitor visa letter. You  will
    reapply for the student visitor visa, go and sit for the exams and return back to India. Your duration of stay will not
    exceed x1 week. Thereafter, you will again wait for your results. Alternatively, you may decide to join ship after  coming
    back from UK in April 2016 and may opt to sit for the examinations starting in October 2016 or December 2016.
    Should you clear the SQA exams in the 2nd attempt, you will now apply for your CoC as explained in the previous
    bullet point.
  • Should you be clearing your exams in x2 attempts, your actual duration of stay in the UK will be 4 months in your first
    trip and 7 days in your 2nd trip.
  • You have the option of sitting for your x6 Academic Subjects exams in December 2015 also. Those who are  exempted
    from the course for the Academic Subjects should fill up the SQA examination form in the first week of November 2015
    itself. If you are not exempted from the course for the Academic Subjects, please ensure that you submit your
    assignments for the DLP and get your course completion certificate atleast 1 month before the examination date.
    College will require your course completion certificate (if you are not exempted from the Academic Subjects) before
    you are allowed to fill up the examination form. The examination form is normally filled up abut 1 month before the
    examination date. So, during your stay in UK from December 2015 upto end April 2016, you will get 2 attempts to sit
    for the Academic Subject examinations in December 2015 and March 2016. For EK General & EK Motor, you will get 1
    attempt only in March 2016 as your visa duration will be fore 6 months only. In this situation, you will be travelling to
    UK around 1 December 2015 and not in January 2016 so that you can avail of 2 examination attempts at the
    Academic Subjects during your 6 months visa. The subjects that you did not clear in the December 2015 attempt can
    be appeared for again in March 2016.


April 2016 schedule:

  • You will depart from India around the 20th of April 2016 as your course is starting on the 25th of April 2016. The latest
    you should have applied for your UK student visitor visa is x3 weeks before the course starting date i.e. by the 5th of
    April 2016. You need to maintain a minimum of 80% attendance in the class or else you will not be permitted to sit for
    the examination. Hence, it is advisable not to delay your joining the course.
  • Your EK General + EK Motor classes are expected to end by end June 2016 tentatively. SQA examinations will start
    around mid July 2016. The SQA examination forms will be filled up at Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton
    approximately x1 month before the examination date for all the x8 subjects.
  • BE Mechanical and BE Marine students who are looking to get exemptions from course completion of the Academic
    Subjects should have got the exemptions mentioned on their NoE before the SQA examination form filling procedures.
  • Students who have opted to take the DLP program from City of Glasgow College should have got the course
    completion letter from City of Glasgow College and then only will they be allowed to fill the SQA examination form. To
    get the course completion letter from City of Glasgow College, you will need to submit the assignments given in the
    DLP to City of Glasgow College and they would respond to you directly.
  • You should book for your MCA orals around the 5th of August 2016 so that you have about 2 weeks time to prepare
    for the MCA orals after your SQA exams. MCA orals are booked in advance and hence you should book in advance
    by about 3 - 4 weeks so that you do not   face any problems in getting the MCA oral dates. The MCA office in  
    Southampton will be about 10 minutes walking distance from where you will be residing in the city of Southampton.
  • The SQA examination results are expected in about 5 - 6 weeks time i.e. sometime around the end of August 2016.  
    After having completed your SQA written exams and MCA orals, you should return back to India by the 15th of August
    2016 and await your results. The SQA results will be sent to your address in UK or India depending what address you
    have filled up in your SQA examination form. The SQA results are sent by normal post only. Hence, if you
    reside in a remote area in India, it is advisable that you give an alternate address of Mumbai / Delhi for
    sending your SQA results.
  • If you clear all your SQA exams in the first attempt itself (theoretically possible but practically difficult), you will then
    send your documents to the MCA for applying for your CoC. It takes about x2 weeks for the MCA to issue the CoC
    after they have received your documents. The MCA will courier your CoC to your address in India.
  • If you did not clear all your x8 written examination, you will have to go back to UK to resit those papers which you did
    not clear. The next examination will be around the middle of October 2016  for which you will have to fill up the SQA
    examination form again, pay the resit exam fees and Warsash Maritime Academy will issue you a student visitor visa
    letter. You will reapply for the visa, go and sit for the exams and return back to India. Your  duration of stay will not
    exceed x1 week. Thereafter, you will again wait for your results. Alternatively, you may decide to join ship after  coming
    back from UK in August 2016 and may opt to sit for the examinations starting in December 2016 or March 2017.
    Should you clear the SQA exams in the 2nd attempt, you will now apply for your CoC as explained in the previous
    bullet point.
  • Should you be clearing your exams in x2 attempts, your actual duration of stay in the UK will be 4 months in your first
    trip and 7 days in your 2nd trip.
  • You have the option of sitting for your x6 Academic Subjects exams in March 2016 also. Those who are exempted
    from the course for the Academic Subjects should fill up the SQA examination form mid of February 2016 itself. If you
    are not exempted from the course for the Academic Subjects, please ensure that you submit your assignments for  the
    DLP and get your course completion certificate atleast 1 month before the examination date. College will require your
    course completion certificate (if you are not exempted from the Academic Subjects) before you are allowed to fill up
    the examination form. The examination form is normally filled up abut 1 month before the examination date. So, during
    your stay in UK from March 2016 upto end August 2016, you will get 2 attempts to sit for the Academic Subject
    examinations in March 2016 and July 2016. For EK General & EK Motor, you will get 1 attempt only in July 2016 as
    your visa duration will be fore 6 months only. In this situation, you will be travelling to UK around 15 March 2016 and
    not in April 2016 so that you can avail of 2 examination attempts at the Academic Subjects during your 6 months visa.
    The subjects that you did not clear in the March 2016 attempt can be appeared for again in July 2016.


For buying study material for the academic subjects, you may contact the following two book stores in Mumbai:

Sterling Book House
181, Dr. D.N. Road, Fort, Near C.S.T. Railway Station, Mumbai - 400 001
Tel: (022) 2261 2521 / 2267 / 6046
Email: admin@sterlingbookhouse.com

Cheapest Xerox
Opp. GPO, Next to Neelam Restaurant, 65 Walchand Hirachand Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001
Tel: (022) 2261 1597 / 4967

Buy the Reeds Series for the academic subjects like Heat, Mechanics, Electrotechnology, etc, as it will help you for the Class
1 course as well. You will have access to these books at the Southampton Solent University, UK library as well. You can also
buy study notes from Cheapest Xerox bookshop at subsidised rates.

For students, who do NOT have a BE degree and hence NO EXEMPTIONS from the academic subjects, they can do the EK
Motor & General course at Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton also. For the 6 academic subjects, they may take
distance learning modules from City of Glasgow College of Nautical Studies but may sit for all the 8 written exams and MCA
orals in Southampton if they wish to. The expected cost per academic module is about 475 GBP from City of Glasgow
College. We will guide you with the procedure of  taking the distance learning module from City of Glasgow College, UK.
Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton is expected to come with their distance learning program very soon for the 6
academic subjects.

COST OF LIVING IN SOUTHAMPTON:

The approximate living cost is as given below but it will vary from person to person:

  • Accommodation rent: £ 180 – 240 / month / person
  • Food (home cooked): £ 40 – 60 / month / person
  • Electricity and heating bills: £ 10 – 20 / month / person

How to reach Southampton:

There are direct / indirect  flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cohin to London. On
arrival at the London Heathrow airport, you will have to go through immigration check up which may take about 1 – 2 hours
depending upon the rush at the airport. Joining the London Heathrow Airport is the National Express Coach station / bus
stop.  You can buy the bus ticket at the bus stop and the fare is approximately  £25 for a one way trip. The journey duration
from London Heathrow airport to Southampton is about 75 – 90 minutes and there is a bus leaving every 45 minutes on an
average. If you happen to arrive at London airport after 9 PM, it is advisable to stay back at the airport in the night and take
the early morning bus to Southampton. You will find many tourists / students staying overnight at the London airport and
taking the morning coach to their respective destination. You will not be charged for staying during the night at the airport
but you will have to make do with a chair only or maybe sit on the floor with your luggage. On reaching Southampton bus
stop, you will take a taxi to your landlord’s house or to a hotel. As the bus stop is located in the heart of the city of
Southampton, your taxi fare will not be more than £5.

Travelling to Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton from your home:

The college runs a bus service only for the students from the University campus (located about 10 minutes walking
distance from your likely residence) to Warsash Maritime Academy and back, five days a week. The college bus time table
will be available at the reception of the college. The bus journey would be about 35 minutes. Some students buy their own
car and share the petrol expenses with other students who travel along with them. You can drive on an Indian driving    
license for upto 1 year in the UK.

Accommodation, Food & Flight Tickets:

Accommodation: College does not guarantee hostel accommodation for overseas students. Students stay in rented
apartments as it works out to be much cheaper. A typical house would have 4 - 5 rooms which would be rented out to the
students. Each room would be fully furnished i.e. the room would have a bad, mattress, wardrobe, study table, carpet, lights
and heating system. The student would pay the room rent to the landlord every month. The kitchen and the washroom
would be shared amenities. The kitchen would typically have a dining table, microwave, refrigerator and cooking system in
place. On arrival in the city of Southampton, you can directly move into the rented accommodation or alternatively stay in a
Bed & Breakfast (budget hotel) for one night, check out a few houses the next day and accordingly move into one of the
many available rented accommodations. A single room would house one student, a couple or 2 students at the maximum.
On signing the contract with the landlord, you will have to pay one month’s of rent as security deposit as well as the rent in
advance for that month. Please ensure that you keep a copy of your contract safely with you and insist that the rent will be
paid by cheques only. Ask the landlord for a copy of rent receipt as well for your safety. Most contract’s come with a one
month notice period which means that you will have to give one month’s notice before vacating or else you may lose your
deposit money. At the time of returning the deposit money, the landlord may make deductions for any damage that the
tenant may have done to the property..

A list of landlords are given below whom you can start contacting 1 - 2 weeks prior to your departure for the UK:

  • Ms. Navida Khan - 00 44 7926572624
  • Mr. Baldev Singh - 00 44 7882865130
  • Mr. Pravin Patel - 00 44 77032 45857
  • Mr. Rafiqui - 00 44 77668 25344
  • Ms Geeta Uppal - 00 44 2380331992
  • Mr Paul Singh - 00 44 7724221130
  • Mr Singh - 00 44 7828659152
  • Mr Harpal - 00 44 7888664922
  • Mr Singh - 00 44 7817787899
  • Mr Daljit Grewal - 00 44 7733105020
  • Mr Steve Athwal - 00 44 7894064139
  • Mr Yougesh Vashist - 00 44 7971079035
  • Mr Singh - 00 44 7794251243
  • Mr Iain Macdonalad - 0044 7415729935
  • Home Life Lettings - 0044-23 8058 6838 and 0044-7789938394.

Most of the landlords are Gujaratis or Punjabis. The accommodations are located about 5 - 20 minutes walking distance
from Southampton Solent University.

Alternatively, you can stay for 1 day in a Bed and Breakfast Hotel (budget hotel) on arrival in Southampton and check out
houses the next day. Visit the link below for a list of such budget hotels in the vicinity of the University:
Bed and Breakfast Budge Hotels

Food: All food items that are available in India are also available in Southampton, UK for e.g. rice, wheat, dal, vegetables,
chicken, mutton, fish, fruits, etc. Students staying in a house buy their groceries together and divide the cost amongst
themselves. Eating outside at restaurants, take-away, etc. are very expensive because of the high cost of labour in UK and
hence invariably all students cook their food together at home only. Grocery shops are located at 5 - 10 minutes walking
distance from the accommodation areas.

Flight tickets: You do not need to have your flight tickets whilst applying for a UK student visitor visa. Students usually book
their flight tickets after having received their UK student visa. As your visa is for a 6 months period, it is strongly advised that
you buy a return ticket (to&fro). We will introduce you to a Travel Agent who will help you out with flight ticket bookings or
you can book through online portals like Yatra.com, Cleartrip.com, etc. A one way fare price will range from 20,000 - 30,000
INR whilst a return fare will range from 40,000 - 70,000 INR. Prices vary depending upon season and how far is your travel
date from the date of booking. You arrival airport in the UK will be London Heathrow.

You will be introduced to the other students going along with you so that you can decide whom do you want to share your
accommodation with in Southampton and accordingly book your flight tickets together. There are about 200 students going
to Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton, UK from India every year for the various Deck and Engine post-sea CoC
courses over the 3 batches starting in January, April and September respectively.

Carrying money to the UK:

Please take note of the following regarding carrying money to UK:

  • You will need to pay the balance tuition fees to Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton, UK after have recieved
    your visa. Payments have to be made by electronic bank transfer only and not by Demand Drafts.
  • Carry about 700 GBP in cash (1,000 GBP if you are travelling with family) as you will require to pay rent for 1 month
    and advance deposit to the landlord immediately on signing the rental contract with him.
  • The balance money may be carried in International Travel Card which are offered by various banks. These are debit
    cards in which you can carry cash and use like a normal debit card in your country of travel. Avoid using the debit
    card offered by your bank in India which is linked to your savings account as the transaction charges and foreign
    exchange conversion ratio will be very high. You may contact Mr Shivpal Yadav from Cox & Kings, Mumbai at
    09920708065 to issue you with an International Travel Card. There are no separate fees to be paid for these travel
    cards. You only pay for the foreign exchange that you buy for loading on the travel card.

Visa Rules:

The visa rules keep on changing very frequently. Hence, the rules in the past may not be acceptable in the future. An email
will be sent you about 6 weeks prior to the course commencement date explaining the visa application process.

Contact Us:

Kunal Anshuman,   
Springdale India
Tel: +91 - 98927 25375
                               
Email: kunal.anshuman@springdaleindia.com
Visit: www.springdaleindia.com
Address: 529, Mastermind 4, Royal Palms, Aarey Colony, Goregaon E, Mumbai – 400 065   

Note: To reach our office, take autorickshaw from Goregaon (E) station. It will cost you about 70 Rs/- and the distance is 3.0
kms from station. It should take you about 20 minutes to reach our office in normal traffic conditions from the station.
Alternatively, take Bus No. 452 from Goregaon (E) station and get down at the last bus stop i.e. Mayur Nagar. The office is
about 10 minutes walk from the Mayur Nagar bus stop. If you are coming from Powai direction, it will take you about 30
minutes to reach our office by auto rickshaw and the fare will be about 150 Rs approximately.

Please call before you plan to come to the office so that we can schedule a mutually convenient date and time.

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