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Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

£580 GBP (incl. VAT)

Course Type:
EDH (Efficient Deck Hand)
Training School:
City of Glasgow College
Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 days


This is an MCA approved practical training course required by all deck ratings wishing to progress to the rank of Able Bodied Seaman. It's also a mandatory requirement for the issue of an Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Six months seagoing service in a deck capacity; AND
  • Valid medical certificate; AND
  • Four basic STCW 95 certificates (firefighting, first aid, PST,PSSR); AND
  • Watchkeeping / steering certificate.

What you study

  • General Practical Seamanship Duties.
  • Handling and Splicing of Wire and Rope.
  • Anchoring and Mooring.
  • Cargo Hatches.
  • Rigging Gangways, Pilot Ladders and a Bosun's Chair.
  • Enclosed Spaces.
  • Understanding of Code of Safe Working Practice.

Using a combination of practical bench work, interactive activities and multimedia.

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City of Glasgow College

21 Thistle Street
G5 9XB
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 01413755555
Email: send message

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