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

Seats get filled up about 3 months in advance for the Class II course. Hence, it is advisable to apply early.

Course Title:

STCW  III/2 & III/3 Second / Chief Engineer (Examination Route)

Course Starting Dates:

14 September 2020 ; 4 January 2021 ; 26 April 2021 ; September 2021 (dates not confirmed yet)

There are 3 batches every year.

Subjects:

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

Professional Subjects:

  • EK Motor
  • EK General

Academic Subjects:

  • Naval Architecture
  • Electrotechnology
  • Heat
  • Mechanics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Drawing

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 is 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 can expect to 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 3 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 already 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 & Motor will be about 10 - 12 weeks and these classes are conducted ONLINE ONLY.

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. You will get 2 attemps at the written exams during your 6 months visa.

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 - 5 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, HELM, food, accommodation, flight tickets and visas for 2 trips to
the UK will work out to be as given below (assuming 1 British Pound = 95 INR):

  • 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.

The money that you will need to show for the UK visa will be 2 Lakhs INR excluding the course tuition fees.

Private Tuitions:

If you wish to enrol for private tuitions in Mumbai for the X6 Academic Subjects i.e. Heat, Mechanics, Naval Architecture,  
Electrotechnology, Mathematics and Engg. Drawing or the x2 Professional Subjects EK General and EK Motor, please give us
a call at 9892725375. Kindly note that these tuitions inMumbai are offered by teachers in their individual capacity and are not
endorsed by Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton Solent Univeristy UK in anyway. Taking private tuitions is not
mandatory, totally optional and depends on the individual students discretion.

We have uploaded many of the past question papers at the bottom of this web page. This will give you an idea of the level of
difficulty of the exams and thereafter you can take an informed decision whether to take optional private tuition classes to
prepare for these exams.

Course Booking Procedure:

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

  • Engine Course Booking Form (Blank Form ; Sample Filled Up 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 including the CoC expiry date page
  • Electronic bank transfer of 1,000 GBP to be paid to the college

Please note that demand drafts are not being accepted by the college any more.

If you need any assistance in money transfer to the University, please do revert back to us.

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 3 months in advance of the course starting date.

After you have submitted the supporting documents by email / Whatsapp and remitted the booking deposit to the University,the
admission letter will be emailed to you by the University in about 3 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 at the time of taking admissions whilst the visa
letter will be sent to you by email about 6 weeks prior to the examination date. Visa will be applied about 1 month prior to the
examination date. We will assist you with the complete visa application process.

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

The upfront deposit of 1,000 GBP will be adjusted against your tuition fees, the balance of which you have to pay before the
ONLINE course commencement.

The deposit payment of 1,000 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 2021):

Professional Subjects: Engineering Knowledge (Motor & General together) - 1,980 GBP
Academic Subjects (Distance Learning from City of Glasgow College): 495 GBP per subject x 6 subjects - 2,970 GBP
HELM (M) course can be done in India as it is available at half the cost of doing it in the UK.

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 the academic year 2021 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 (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
495 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 Solent University, UK. 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 will have to be submitted
whlist applying for exemptions from the Academic Subjects course of study, detail of which have been explained below.

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.

After obtaining your NARIC LoC, you can apply for exemptions.
Please visit the link on how to apply for
Academic Subject Exemptions.

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

Students need to apply for a NoE with 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.

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 ANNEXURE IV format from DG Shipping approved doctor
  • 2 passport size photographs (see details about photographs given in the NoE form guidance notes)    
  • DD of 220 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.

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. Your ONLINE course
duration for EK General + Motor is of 10 - 12  weeks duration. The remaining academic subjects study material (if not
exempted) is accessed through a Username and Password by downloading from the college website. Within the 6 months visa
period, you will get 2 attempts to sit for the written exams. Your approximate stay in the UK will be for 2 weeks to sit for the
written exam and the MCA oral. After appearing for the exams you will return back to India. You can then go back to the UK for
appear for resit or the remaining subject exams as written exams are held 4 times in a year i.e. in March, July, October and
December. Alternatively, you may join ship and go decide to go back later to the UK to sit for the exams.

We have given the scheduling below for students of September 2020, January 2021 and April 2021 batches respectively.
Future yearly schedules will follow the same pattern but the dates would be advanced by 1 or more years.

September 2020 schedule:

  • Your online learning course starts on the 14 September 2020 and will finish by 30 November 2020.

  • You will depart from India around the 5th of  December 2020 as your written exam dates will be during December 2nd /
    3rd week 2020. The latest you should have applied for your UK short term student visa is 4 weeks before the
    examination start date. The visa processing time is 3 weeks. There is a fast track visa also wherein by paying 20,000 Rs
    extra you can receive your visa in 5 working days.

  • The deadline for filling the SQA examination forms will be about x6 weeks before the examination date. You will need to
    take a printout of the form, fill it by pen in capital letters, scan and email it back to the University. The examination fees
    will be sent by wire transfer or paid by a debit card on the University website.

  • BE Mechanical and BE Marine students who are looking to get exemptions from course completion of the Academic
    Subjects should have got the exemption letter before the SQA examination form filling procedure.

  • 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 20th of December 2020 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 2021.After
    having completed your SQA written exams and MCA orals, you should return back to India by the 25th of December
    2020 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 at 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 x8 written exams in the first attempt itself (theoretically possible but practically difficult as students will
    rarely sit for more than 4 exams in one attempt), you will then send your documents to the MCA for applying for your
    CoC. It takes about x3 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 / did not appear for all your x8 written examinations, you will have to go back to UK to appear those
    papers which you did not clear / attempt. The next examination will start around 4th week of March 2021 for which you
    will have to fill up the SQA examination form again, pay the exam fees and Warsash Maritime Academy will issue you a
    student short term visa letter. The SQA examination will be over in a weeks time period. You will not need to re-apply for
    visa again as your earlier visa would still be valid. However, it is necessary to have the new visa letter from the University
    incase the immigration authority at London airport asks you for reason of your travel to the UK. Your duration of stay for
    your 2nd trip will not exceed x1 week in the UK. You will return back to India after appearing for your exams and await
    your results. Alternatively, you may decide to join ship after coming back from UK in December 2020 and may opt to sit
    for the examinations starting in July or October 2021. Should you clear the SQA exams in the 2nd attempt, you will now  
    apply for your CoC as explained in the previous bullet point. Else, the resit exam procedure repeats itself.

  • You have the option of sitting for your x6 Academic Subjects exams in October 2020 also. You will however miss few
    online classes of EK General and EK Motor which would be going on during this period. Should you fall short of 80%
    attendance in the online class, you will not be allowed to sit for the EK General and EK Motor written exam. Hence, you
    need to be cautious if you wish to sit for the Academic Subject exams in Oct 2020.

January 2021 schedule:

  • Your online learning course starts on 4 January 2021 and will finish by 20 March 2021.

  • You will depart from India around the 20 March 2021 as your written exam dates will be during March 4th week. The
    latest you should have applied for your UK short term student visa is 4 weeks before the examination start date. The visa
    processing time is 3 weeks. There is a fast track visa also wherein by paying 20,000 Rs extra you can receive your visa
    in 5 working days.

  • The deadline for filling the SQA examination forms will be about x6 weeks before the examination date. You will need to
    take a printout of the form, fill it by pen in capital letters, scan and email it back to the University. The examination fees
    will be sent by wire transfer or paid by a debit card on the University website.

  • BE Mechanical and BE Marine students who are looking to get exemptions from course completion of the Academic
    Subjects should have got the exemption letter before the SQA examination form filling procedure.

  • 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 10th of April 2021 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 April 2021.After
    having completed your SQA written exams and MCA orals, you should return back to India by the 15th of April 2021 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 at 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 x8 written exams in the first attempt itself (theoretically possible but practically difficult as students will
    rarely sit for more than 4 exams in one attempt), you will then send your documents to the MCA for applying for your
    CoC. It takes about x3 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 / did not appear for all your x8 written examinations, you will have to go back to UK to appear those
    papers which you did not clear / attempt. The next examination will start mid July 2021 for which you will have to fill up the
    SQA examination form again, pay the exam fees and Warsash Maritime Academy will issue you a student short term visa
    letter. The SQA examination will be over in a weeks time period. You will not need to re-apply for visa again as your
    earlier visa would still be valid. However, it is necessary to have the new visa letter from the University incase the
    immigration authority at London airport asks you for reason of your travel to the UK. Your duration of stay for your 2nd
    trip will not exceed x1 week in the UK. You will return back to India after appearing for your exams and await your results.
    Alternatively, you may decide to join ship after coming back from UK in April 2021 and may opt to sit for the examinations
    starting in October or December 2021. Should you clear the SQA exams in the 2nd attempt, you will now  apply for your
    CoC as explained in the previous bullet point. Else, the resit exam procedure repeats itself.


April 2021 schedule:

  • Your online learning course starts on 26 April 2021 and will finish by 10 July 2021.

  • You will depart from India around the 11 July 2021 as your written exam dates will be during July 3rd week. The latest
    you should have applied for your UK short term student visa is 4 weeks before the examination start date. The visa
    processing time is 3 weeks. There is a fast track visa also wherein by paying 20,000 Rs extra you can receive your visa
    in 5 working days.

  • The deadline for filling the SQA examination forms will be about x6 weeks before the examination date. You will need to
    take a printout of the form, fill it by pen in capital letters, scan and email it back to the University. The examination fees
    will be sent by wire transfer or paid by a debit card on the University website.

  • BE Mechanical and BE Marine students who are looking to get exemptions from course completion of the Academic
    Subjects should have got the exemption letter before the SQA examination form filling procedure.

  • 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 1 August 2021 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 August 2021.After
    having completed your SQA written exams and MCA orals, you should return back to India by the 5th of August 2021
    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 x8 written exams in the first attempt itself (theoretically possible but practically difficult as students will
    rarely sit for more than 4 exams in one attempt), you will then send your documents to the MCA for applying for your
    CoC. It takes about x3 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 / did not appear for all your x8 written examinations, you will have to go back to UK to appear those
    papers which you did not clear / attempt. The next examination will start mid October 2021 for which you will have to fill
    up the SQA examination form again, pay the exam fees and Warsash Maritime Academy will issue you a student short
    term visa letter. The SQA examination will be over in a weeks time period. You will not need to re-apply for visa again as
    your earlier visa would still be valid. However, it is necessary to have the new visa letter from the University incase the
    immigration authority at London airport asks you for reason of your travel to the UK. Your duration of stay for your 2nd
    trip will not exceed x1 week in the UK. You will return back to India after appearing for your exams and await your results.
    Alternatively, you may decide to join ship after coming back from UK in August 2021 and may opt to sit for the
    examinations starting in December 2021 or March 2022. Should you clear the SQA exams in the 2nd attempt, you will
    now  apply for your CoC as explained in the previous bullet point. Else, the resit exam procedure repeats itself.


For buying reference 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 and Naval Architecture.
Students who have got exemptions from the Academic Subjects will not be paying tuition fees to the college. Hence, they will
not be receiving any study material for those subjects and need to arrange their own study material. This is where Reeds
series will be useful as a reference / study book for the Academic Subjects.

For students, who do NOT have a BE degree and hence NO EXEMPTIONS from the academic subjects, they can do the EK
Motor & General online course offered by Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton. 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 495 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.

Past Question Papers:

HEAT

2010 Jul        2010 Oct        2010 Dec        2011 Mar        2011 Jul        2011 Oct        2011 Dec        2012 Mar        2012 Jul
2012 Oct       2012 Dec       2013 Mar        2013 Jul          2013 Oct       2013 Dec        2014 Mar        2014 Jul         2014 Oct    
2014 Dec      2015 Mar        2015 Jul         2015 Oct         2015 Dec      2016 Mar        2016 Jul         2016 Oct         2016 Dec
2017 Mar      2017 Jul         2017 Oct         2017 Dec        2018 Mar       2018 Jul         2018 Oct        2018 Dec        2019 Mar
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COST OF LIVING IN SOUTHAMPTON:

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

  • Accommodation rent: £ 220 – 260 / month / person
  • Food (home cooked): £ 40 – 60 / month / person
  • Electricity and heating bills: £ 10 / 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.

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 Steve Athwal - 00 44 7894064139
  • Mr Yougesh Vashist - 00 44 7971079035
  • Mr Singh - 00 44 7794251243
  • Mr. Mitrajeet Rath - 00 44 78287 69000 ; mitrajeet.rath@yahoo.co.in
  • Mr Jo Bhakar - 00 44 79137 99450 ; jobhakar@hotmail.co.uk
  • Ms. Anu Mehak - 00 44 7402 489098 ; anumehak19@yahoo.com
  • Mr Iain Macdonalad - 0044 7415729935
  • Home Life Properties - +44 7720 200455 ; enquiries@homelifeproperties.co.uk

Most of the landlords are Gujaratis or Punjabis. The accommodations are located about 5 - 10 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

Note: As the course is now being offered totally online, hence your stay in the UK will now be for 2 weeks only.
Landlords may be reluctant to rent their houses for such a short duration. In such a case, students will have to put up
in budget hotels for your 2 weeks of stay in the UK.

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.

You can also order Tiffin Service (Indian food) by contacting Ms. Anu Mehak (Whatsapp: +44 7402 489098)

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.

Visa Rules:

The visa rules keep on changing very frequently. Hence, the rules in the past may not be acceptable in the future.
We will guide you with 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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