Seafarers (Artisan)

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Seafarers (Artisan) programme

Seafarers are all individuals who are employed, engaged or working onboard a ship and who do not exclusively work on board while the ship is in port.

Seafarers are, inter alia, persons who have been employed by a shipowner to do ship service on board a ship at sea, i.e. work performed by persons taking part in the ship's operation and maintenance as well as the provisioning of those on board.

Furthermore, seafarers can be persons who perform repair and maintenance work on ships, special ship personnel who have been engaged to work at sea on board a ship as well as cleaning and catering personnel.

Career prospects:

  • To serve as a rating forming part of a navigation watch or engineering watch onboard ships or employed ashore in the maritime sector as a coxswain.

Progression path:

  • Craft Certificate in Nautical Science
  • Craft Certificate in Marine Engineering

Entry requirements for Seafarers (Artisan)

The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

  • KCPE Certificate, or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.

The duration for the course is 2 years which includes a compulsory industrial attachment.

Colleges offering Seafarers (Artisan)