Decree On Training For Fishing Skipper Of 1. Degree

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om uddannelsen til fiskeskipper af 1. grad

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Overview (table of contents)



Chapter 1



Training purposes





Chapter 2



Training objectives





Chapter 3



Training organisation





Chapter 4



Duration of training





Chapter 5



Access





Chapter 6



Academic regulations





Chapter 7 Graduation and diplomas





Chapter 8 of the trainer's qualifications





Chapter 9



Other rules





Chapter 10



Date of entry into force and transitional provisions





Annex 1



Description of the content of the training for fishing skipper of 1. degree



The full text of the Decree on training for fishing skipper of 1. degree

Under section 12, paragraph 1, and section 13, paragraph 1, of the law on maritime education, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 207 of 4. March 2011, as amended by Act No. 478 of 30. may 2012, fixed: Chapter 1 section 1 purposes of education. The aim of the programme to the fishing skipper of 1. degree is to qualify the student to act as coxswain in fishing vessels to speed on all the seas and after appropriate seagoing service to qualify seafarers ' rights such as fishing skipper of 1. degree.

(2). Training for fishing skipper of 1. degree must meet the requirements of the International Convention on standards of training, certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers in fishing vessels, 1995, (STCW-F Convention) so that the certificate may be issued in accordance with Convention chapter II/1 and II/2 of the skippers and track men in fishing vessels.

Chapter 2 section 2 of the education goals. Training for fishing skipper of 1. degree is classified at level 4 in the Danish qualifications framework for lifelong learning.

(2). Training will develop the student with a focus on management, security, operational optimisation and internationalization with English as a working language.

 § 3. Goals for learning yield include the knowledge, skills and competences, as a fishing skipper of 1. degree must achieve in education.

(2). Learning objectives for knowledge is that the captain of 1. degree 1) understanding of the principles behind the building and equipping of ships, 2) understanding of mechanical engineering systems and equipment in ships in speed on all grounds, 3) understanding of navigation, watchkeeping and Meteorology in relation to fishing vessels in service on all grounds, 4) understanding of the factors affecting the stability of a ship, and how a ship's stability is assessed, 5) knowledge of the basic principles of operation , hire and boat company, 6) understanding of management, communication and cultural differences and the impact this has on board for their cooperation and cooperation between ship and shore, 7) knowledge of maritime environmental influences and how the surrounding environment is protected, 8) knowledge about entrepreneurship in the form of basic concepts about the startup and operation of self-employment, 9) understanding of life in the ocean and the effects of fishing and 10) understanding of the fishing industry conditions and policies.

(3). Learning objectives for skills is that the captain of 1. degree may 1) plan and carry out practical tasks on ships in speed on all garden, 2) organize cargo handling and stowage, 3) on security properly take care of the operation of a ship's plant and machinery in ships of under 750 kW propulsion power, 4) carry out bridge and guard service in ships to speed on all the seas, 5) master maritime English, there is need for a mate and leads of ships engaged on international voyages , 6) master terms in oral and written communication within the ship and guard service and other maritime disciplines, 7) use information technology as a working tool, 8) apply relevant international and Danish regulation 9) independently improve the ship's safety culture and the ship's general security, including drawing up, applying and evaluating procedures, 10) use the ship's safety rolls, as well as in English, Danish at 11) carry out the ship's administrative functions, including the documentation that affect the ship's operation, 12) perform the function as brand manager, 13) use of fishing methods and 14) ensure proper treatment and storage of the fish.

(4). Learning objectives of competencies is that the captain of 1. level 1) can independently perform the function as officer in charge of a navigational watch and as a driver of fishing ships on all garden, 2) fulfil the managerial tasks, including evaluating and improving the routines and workflows in the merchant and fishing ships in speed on all grounds, 3) independently acquire knowledge and be active in their own learning, as well as participate in the development of new approaches to the subject's pursuit, 4) cooperate and demonstrate responsible behavior and social flexibility , 5) promote efficiency, motivation and cooperation between crew members, 6) item take responsibility for the ship's fire-safety, 7) perform the function of safety and environmental responsibility in fishing vessels and 8) conveying the importance of sustainable and optimal fisheries.

(5). The student shall after graduation comply with the requirements of the STCW Convention in accordance with the Swedish Maritime Administration's administrative skill requirements to that effect, concerning 1) watchkeeping on the bridge, which included Full Mission training, see. STCW table A-II/1, 2) Automatic Radar plotting Aids (ARPA) of the basic regulation. STCW table A-II/1, 3) Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), see. STCW table A-II/1, 4) General operator's Certificate (GOC) under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), see. Regulation IV/2 of the STCW Convention, 5) fire-fighting ships, see. Regulation VI/3 of the STCW Convention, 6) operation of lifeboats, rafts and man-over-board boats, see. Regulation VI/2 of the STCW Convention, article 1, 7) security alert and special security duties in ships, Ship Security Officer, see. The STCW Convention regulations VI/5, paragraph 1.2, 8) maritime disease treats training as a medicine chest category A and 9) operator proficiency test in engine care.

Chapter 3 Education organisation § 4. The training is organised with increasing difficulty and complexity through the course.

(2). New national and international knowledge and new methods that are relevant to the fishing skippers of 1. degree, integrated into teaching.

(3). The training shall be organised so as to establish coherence between education theory and practical experience from the student's seagoing service.

(4). Varying forms of study must support the student's development of autonomy and cooperation ability and ability to innovate.

 § 5. The educational institution is responsible for the implementation of the programme in its entirety, including any zoned for teaching.

Chapter 4 the duration of section 6. Training for fishing skipper of 1. grad student 1.5 FTE is rated for, corresponding to 90 points in European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

(2). For students who have taken the exam of fiskeskipper 3. degree or kystskipper exam, are training to put skipper rated to 60 ECTS credits. Not including time to possibly. maritime preparation course, see. § 9, paragraph 2.

 § 7. Training must be completed within twice the set duration, see. § 6.

(2). The educational institution may, when it is justified by special circumstances, grant a derogation from the time limit referred to in paragraph 1.

 § 8. Applied for leave is accepted if it is warranted on the grounds of maternity, adoption, documented illness, military service, UN service or similar conditions.

Chapter 5 Access § 9. The educational institution occupies the students on training for fishing skipper of 1. extent and ensures that they meet the entry requirements.

(2). The students on training for fishing skipper of 1. degree must have visited public school 10. class test in the subjects Danish, English, mathematics, physics and chemistry and have at least achieved prøvekarakteren 02 on 7-step-scale or grade 6 on the 13-point scale, in each subject or have passed the maritime preparatory course.

(3). Access to training as fishing skipper of 1. degree requires that the applicant has 1) carried out commercial fishing fundamentals and including acquired 12 months of seagoing service

fishing vessels or 2) acquired 24 months seagoing service in fishing vessels.

(4). Notwithstanding the requirement for seagoing service in paragraph 3 it can in order to ensure continuity of a person's studies be permitted to persons who fulfil the applicable requirements for seagoing service for inclusion in education for vest kystskipper exam or fiskeskipper exam of the 3. degree, can continue on training for fishing skipper of 1. degree.

(5). Access to training for fishing skipper of 1. degree requires further that the applicant 1) is in possession of a valid health certificate for seafarers and fishermen without restrictions and 2) are likely to the lookout.

(6). A person who is included in the programme to put skipper, can simultaneously participate in training for fishing skipper of 1. degree.

Chapter 6 academic regulations section 10. The educational institution shall lay down in a academic regulations, rules and guidance for the planning and implementation of training courses. The curriculum must contain a description of the manner in which the educational institution in the Organization of the training meet the chapter 3 of this notice, the content specified in annex 1, as well as the requirements of the STCW-F Convention in such a way that the certificate may be issued in accordance with Convention chapter II/1 and II/2 of track men and skippers of fishing vessels.

(2). In the curriculum also lays down detailed rules for 1) education goals, 2) education structure and organisation, including modules and ECTS-points,


3) education and forms of cooperation, 4) cooperation with business and other educational institutions, 5) curricula, 6) exams and assessment forms used, 7) Studio activity, 8) merit, 9) leave and 10) exemption.

(3). It must be reflected in the curriculum, that institution may grant derogations from the rules in the curriculum, there only is provided by the institution itself.

(4). Curriculum and significant amendments thereto are assumed to be prepared with inspiration from industry parties.

 § 11. Academic regulations and significant amendments thereto shall enter into force at the beginning of a semester.

(2). Academic regulations and significant changes therein shall include transitional rules.

(3). Applicable curricula must be available on the institution's website and documented in the educational institution's quality management system.

Chapter 7 Graduation and diplomas paragraph 12. Exams and assessments are processed in accordance with the applicable notice of exam and testing organisation and assessment of participants at the maritime education and training (exam notice).

(2). The educational institution shall issue the diploma when 1) the student has completed the entire training, 2) passed the final exams and 3) acquired the seagoing service, which is required for obtaining a certificate, where the qualification is required.

(3). If the student does not have the required seagoing service, see. § 9, paragraph 3, the students can obtain a certificate for passing the exam.

(4). The certificate may, in accordance with the acquisition of sufficient seagoing service in fishing ships are converted to a diploma and serve as a basis for issuing of certificate for fishing vessels.

Chapter 8 of the trainer's qualifications section 13. Teachers must overall have a skill level that is higher than the output level of the training. By skill level in addition to pedagogical competence means proven theoretical, technical and professionsmæssig powers.

(2). New teachers must be within the first 3 YearHired implement relevant educational adult educator training equivalent to 30 ECTS credits, which can be achieved by a combination of theoretical teaching and follow-up on its own educational institution.

Chapter 9 Other rules § 14. Educational institutions ' decisions under this Ordinance may be brought before the Agency for higher education and Training in support of the decision as regards the meaning. applicable notice of complaints within the law on maritime education and training. The complaint shall be submitted to the educational institution, which shall forward the complaint to the Agency for higher education and training aid accompanied by an opinion. The educational institution shall give the complainant the opportunity to, within a period of not less than 1 week to comment on the opinion. Any comment from the complainant must submit to the Agency for higher education and training aid.

(2). The deadline for filing a complaint in accordance with paragraph 1 is 2 weeks from the day the decision is communicated to the complainant.

(3). The National Board of higher education and training aid decisions taken pursuant to this Ordinance may not be brought before the higher administrative authority.

 § 15. Agency for higher education and training aid may allow derogation by Decree as part of trials. At the same time lays down the duration of the experiment and the reporting form.

(2). Agency for higher education and training aid may dispense with notice, when it is justified by special circumstances.

Chapter 10-entry into force and transitional provisions § 16. The notice shall enter into force on the 1. January 2013.

(2). Students who have started training prior to the 31. December 2012, can complete training in accordance with the existing rules.

(3). The educational institution shall organise the necessary transitional arrangements for students as referred to in paragraph 2 who want to end the training in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.

Agency for higher education and training aid, the 17. December 2012 Inge Mærkedahl/Sune Rahn



Annex 1 description of the contents of the training for fishing skipper of 1. degree INTERDISCIPLINARY ELEMENTS (3 ECTS credits) the interdisciplinary work will help to strengthen the student's autonomous management of issues that they may encounter after graduation. At the same time, work to develop the students ' ability to evaluate and improve workflows, processes and procedures.

In the interdisciplinary work to simulate practical situations, as the student will be able to meet in his professional life, where fagemnerne will not necessarily be separable. Interdisciplinary elements is therefore suitable for exercises and project work.

NAVIGATION and WATCHKEEPING (28 ECTS credits) the student must through training in navigation, watchkeeping and meteorology is qualified to act as helmsman and officer in commercial and fishing vessels, as well as carry out the function of watchkeeping engineer officer on ships under 750 kW, where the absence of mechanical crew.

Fagemne: Navigation Test requirements: Exam key themes:



1. Place determination – determine the ship's position by use of the trademarks at sea and on land, astronomical navigation, cutlery, navigation equipment in ships (internationally).

2. Navigation equipment – application of magnetic and gyro compass, including determination of the error display on these, radar and ECDIS, ARPA simulator training, use of common navigation equipment for ships engaged on international voyages.

3. Sea charts and handbooks – maintenance of stocks of marine charts and manuals, including electronic update (ECDIS), planning and implementation of ship's safe navigation; use of ship's diary, Fairway buoy and IAMSAR, tidal conditions.

4. Maneuvering – characteristics and maneuverability of ships manoeuvring, mooring and anchoring as well as theoretical and practical management of man-over-Board situations.

Fagemne: Guard service requirements: Exam Test key themes:



1. Regulations for – the international regulations for national special procedures including safe boating in Danish waters.

2. Collision prevention – radar and ARPA, taking full account of the international regulations and keeping the order, progress assessment and execution of manoeuvres for prevention of collision.

3. For watchkeeping procedures – keeping the order, ship logs, checklists, procedures and instructions, Full Mission brotræning, see. applicable qualification requirements.

4. Communication – emergency and rescue signals, English terminology for concepts for watchkeeping, ship reporting systems and VTS.

5. visual signaling – the international signalbog, safe use of the 1-letter signals, distress alerts, including SOS sent by means of light.

Fagemne: Meteorology Test requirements: Exam key themes:



1. Weather systems – characteristics of various weather systems, meteorological phenomena, ocean currents, and more.

2. Information gathering – common meteorological instruments and relevant meteorological information, collection and distribution of meteorological information.

3. Route planning – special meteorological conditions for specific sea areas, which is necessary for the planning and implementation of ship's safe navigation.

ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT and COMMUNICATION (22 ECTS-points)



Fagemne: maritime law and administration

The students through teaching in the seamen's Act and sølovens provisions qualify to act as helmsman and leads of fishing ships to speed on all the seas. In addition, the student must deal with fundamental principles relating to shipbuilding and hiring accounts as well as basic economics of fishing vessels is necessary in order to act as helmsman and leads in such ships. Finally, the students obtain a broad knowledge of IT-application, including applications and equipment for technical and administrative purposes on board.

Sample requirements: Exam key themes:



1. Employment Law-seamen's Act on service contracts, shipping service, dispute about service conditions and criminal provisions and conditions regarding. work-related injuries.

2. Maritime law and the duties of the master – the cargo documents, agency relationship for nests and the cargo owner, marine insurance and requirements for ships ' crew and søforklaring, police authority as well as other regulatory functions, check-in and udklarering.

3. Technical operations and administration-vision, klasning of ships, certification and Port State Control.

4. ISM-ISM (International Safety Management), occupational safety and health legislation and pollution control.

5. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – the application of administrative IT-applications on board the ship, as well as to information search and communication between ship and shore.

Fagemne: Administration of fishing vessels

The students through teaching within the administration of fishing vessels qualify for appointment to the administrative conditions, including the following fisheries legislation, which are important for the ship's operation, particularly with respect to regulatory and conservation measures.

Sample requirements: Internal test key themes:



1. Fisheries policies and fisheries legislation – regulations for the protection and conservation of marine resources, including the FAO Code of conduct for responsible fisheries, part A of the FAO/ILO/IMO code of safety for fishermen and fishing vessels.

2. Use of Fisheries-the Yearbook for the solution of problems relating to fisheries legislation-minimum size, protection, code of conduct, the fishing territory, registration of fishing vessels and fishing equipment as well as limitations on the use of tools.


3. Quality control – the organisation of the work, so that quality control law are complied with, the processing of the catch, in order to achieve the best possible quality, event viewer (catch register).

4. Attainment of military detritus-proper handling, including security risks and reporting.

5. Accounting-profitability calculation as well on the purchase of craft as the individual travel.

Fagemne: Maritime management

The students through the teaching of management qualify to assume operational management on fishing vessels. This also implies that the student should be taught in management, communication and cultural differences, including the importance of crew's cultural backgrounds have on board for their cooperation and cooperation between ship and shore.

Sample requirements: Internal test key themes:



1. operational optimization-costs associated with the operation of a ship, how they are to be minimized.

2. Energy efficient operation-efficient use of resources in connection with the operation of ships.

3. planning and organization of the daily operation of ships-distribution of work and work schedules, taking into account rest periods and the human resources on board.

4. Crew Management – importance of other countries ' values and customary, psychosocial work environment and conflict management.

5. Entrepreneurship-entrepreneurship, innovation and the development of new processes.

Fagemne: English

The student must qualify through teaching to be able to use the maritime English at a level that is necessary for officers and masters of ships engaged on international voyages. This means that the student is able to use English as working language, including reading English-language publications, to understand the reports relating to the safety of the ship and sailing and to express themselves clearly in writing, orally as well as exchange of messages over the ship's communication systems. Finally, the students could prepare written instructions and directions in English so that these may be used by a multilingual crew.

Sample requirements: Exam key themes:



1. Maritime English-IMO Maritime standard expressions and English technical manuals.

2. hazard communication – security rolls, safety information and markings, escape routes and emergency signals.

3. daily communications – regarding. the safety of the ship, operation and guard service, with special emphasis on multilingual crew.

4. Administrative communications-into-and udklarering, chartering and cargo-related documents.

5. Documentation-manuals, instructions, reports and project tasks.

Fagemne: Communication

The students through the teaching of communication qualify to oversee the dismantling of the radio communication, as occurs with a brovagt on board a fishing vessel engaged in international voyages.

Sample requirements: Exam and course in General Operator Certificate (GOC) GMDSS, see. applicable qualification requirements.

Safety, health and MARITIME SECURITY (13 ECTS-points)



Fagemne: safety and environmental protection

The students through teaching in the field of safety and environmental protection qualify to perform the function of safety and environmental responsibility in a vessel engaged in international voyages.

Sample requirements: Internal test key themes: 1. Environmentally sound operation of ships and pollution prevention — prevention of pollution, including relevant procedures, protection of the surrounding environment.

2. Handling of emergencies – precautions relating to the protection of persons on board, the decision-making and risk assessment techniques, handling of the accident.

3. Maritime security management security communications, building culture of safety and prevention, organisation and implementation of instruction of persons on Board on the ship's safety, security, environmental protection and labour safety, including oversight of the emergency and safety equipment as well as personal protective equipment, and maintenance of this equipment.

4. Operation of lifeboats, rafts and man-over-board both planning and organisation of safety drills on board without prejudice. applicable qualification requirements.

5. SMS (Safety Management System) – preparation, application, evaluation and revision of the ship's safety instructions and procedures.

6. Occupational safety and health training for members of the security group in merchant vessels-construction of a ship's security organization, see. applicable qualification requirements.

Fagemne: fire-fighting and fire management

The students through teaching in fire fighting qualify to be able to operate and maintain the ship's fire-extinguishing and røgdyknings equipment in accordance with the specified instructional manuals. The student must also be able to perform the function of fire head on board a ship.

Sample requirements: completed course in fire-fighting of ships, see. applicable qualification requirements.

Key themes:



1. Organization of fire prevention – assessment of fire protection in relation to working situations, ensuring proper handling of flammable substances and open fire.

2. Instruction regarding. Fire Preparedness – preparation, maintenance and dissemination of instructions to the crew.

3. fire-fighting measures and evaluation of fire preparedness-planning, organization and management of fire-fighting and subsequent evaluation and improvement of fire preparedness.

Fagemne: maritime security

The students through teaching qualify to act as a maritime security officer. The student must have knowledge of the conditions during the capture and after effects.

Sample requirements: completed the course as maritime security officer (SSO), see. applicable qualification requirements Fagemne: disease treats training

The student must carry the disease treats the training qualify for to be able to perform the function of disease processes on board ships shall be equipped with category A medicine chest.

Sample requirements: completed disease treats training as a medicine chest category (A), of the basic regulation. applicable qualification requirements.

SHIP ENGINEERING and MACHINE LEARNING (22 ECTS POINTS)



Fagemne: Maritime engineering and cargo handling

The student must know the teaching of marine engineering, cargo handling and stowage qualify to act as helmsman and leads in ships on all grounds, including responsibility for cargo handling in a small merchant ship and fishing ships. The student must be able to use the international maritime conventions, including in particular the SOLAS, MARPOL, and the international lasteliniekonvention in practical problems.

Sample requirements: Graduation as well as basic tanker course, see. applicable qualification requirements key themes:



1. Ship building-interior design, equipment types and characteristics.

2. Stability – of gravity, buoyancy, draught and trim as well as calculation center of the ship's position on the water, factors that have influence on the stability of a ship, including the impact from wind, sea and free liquid surfaces.

3. Force effects of the ship and its equipment – assessment of whether ship or parts of its equipment will be congested by local forces.

4. Corrosion of the ship and its equipment-corrosion influence on the ship's seaworthiness, assessment of corrosion, as well as planning of corrosion protection on board.

5. Accident-handling vessel, cargo and crew.

6. Maintenance and docking-maintenance of hatches, game, loading and unloading equipment, as well as the planning and execution of docking.

7. Condition reports, etc. -reports of damage to the ship's cargo holds, loading hatches and ballast tanks, appropriate measures, taking into account the safety of the ship.

8. Cargo handling in General and where cargo poses a safety or environmental risk-loading, unloading, stowage, securing and storing the cargo in accordance with the procedures as well as the implementation of the necessary instruction of persons on board, including the use of safety and protective equipment.

9. International regulation of dangerous goods – the IMDG Code, IMSBC code and their practical application.

10. The IT applications – stability and cargo handling.

Fagemne: machine learning and maritime technology

The students through teaching in machine learning and maritime technology qualify for on security properly to carry out the operation of a ship's machinery up to 750 kW in ships where there is no requirement for machine crew. In addition, the students in the teaching of technical systems and system understanding qualify to be able to act rationally and correctly as well as locate and remedy simple faults on common technical, electrical and hydraulic systems on ships.

Sample requirements: Internal test and competence test in engine care, see. applicable qualification requirements.

Key themes:



1. Ships machinery – manoeuvring and navigation systems, propulsion, fuel system, oil system, cooling system, tank system, bilge pumping system, alarm system.

2. Deck equipment-hydraulic and electrical play.

3. Electrical systems, generators, shaft generators and gensets and security properly dealing with these systems.

4. Maritime IT systems and applications-systematic maintenance, stability and cargo handling as well as integrated ship control.

LOGISTICS (2 ECTS-points)



Fagemne: Fishing Lessons

The student must through the teaching of fishing learning could handle operation of fishing vessels within the framework of the professional conditions in the fishery.

Sample requirements: Internal test key themes:



1. Danish and international commercial fisheries – including the different types of fishing, which operated in the Danish and international fishing industry.


2. The fishing industry economic conditions-operational conditions at the various types of fishing, fishing industry's structure and organization.

Fagemne: Biology and havlære

The students through the teaching of biology and havlære achieve qualifications within the biological and physical conditions which affect the fishing industry as a profession.

Sample requirements: Internal test key themes:



1. Fisheries biological work methods and processes.

2. Fisheries ecosystems-the correlation between the ocean's primary production, animal production, ecosystems and production systems.

3. physics-the fish sensory organs, the fish's internal organs, reproduction and development, fish stocks, their migratory patterns and stock interdependence, population studies.

4. The Ocean's physical and chemical conditions, including temperature, salt-, oxygen content, etc.

5. Marine pollution – pollution implications and methods for the prevention of pollution.