My time her so far- 4-week in
So I am studying the HNC deck office course here at Fleetwood Nautical Campus(FNC) which to me is about 250 miles from my family home down in Somerset. So I will train be Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy, meaning that I will not only be doing navigation but cargo operations, communications, ship safety and watch duties.
I started here at the being of September. Once we arrived we signed some paperwork sorting out our accommodation , then head off to find our room then settle into them. Once was done it was the first of many talks about what are time her FNC would be like and how to get the most out of it. Then it was it time for food then, on to the meeting of new people of course that happened in the bar.
If you go FNC the first week you will go the Development Course This is where they pack you off to a youth hostel for 4 days, to take part in a week of outdoor activity and team building activity to get to know the people you are on a course with. On the final night, you partake in a mess dinner.
Then it back to college for the weekend, then on to some learning. The first week after CDC for use was the first of the week-long short course that we need to undertake. For me, this was PSC&RB which is all about learning how to drive lift boats and rescues boats and how to manage the people in them. It was quite an interesting week and I learnt a load of new information. It also skills that I hope to only every use when training and not in real life.
Then the week after it was back to our normal timetable. Which includes lessons on a wide range of subject. Which are highly interesting.