Age: Must be 18 years or older. All candidates must be conversant and literate in English. Must produce proof of having served in a deck capacity for a period of not less than 18 months, unless the candidate has trained within an approved accelerated training scheme. At least half of the period must have been on ships over 100 gross tonnes.
Certificates: Must produce Steering, Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting, Competence in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats other than Fast Recue Boats and Ordinary Seafarer Deck certificates.
Must produce proof of identity, an approved Training Record Book and 2 passport size black & white photos.
Candidates must attend all practical training sessions with full personal protective equipment (PPE), i.e. overalls and safety boots. Unicorn may supply goggles, hardhats and gloves, to be returned and used by subsequent classes.