OOW 3000

Course Details

OOW 3000 Course Overview


The primary aims of this course are to:


  • Ensure you gain an excellent thorough knowledge of all the aspects of the MCA syllabus.
  • Ensure you  will be able to offer appropriate responses, anticipations and reactions to a range of routine, non-routine and contingency scenarios presented by the examiner during the oral exam.


    OOW 3000 Course Objectives


    Whilst our ultimate aim is to ensure that you  pass your exam, we also focus on improving your situational awareness and critical thinking skills. We believe these skills are necessary and key factors to enable you to not only pass the OOW 3000 exam, but also ensure that you return to your vessel able to demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge outlined in the oral examination syllabus.



OOW 3000 Course Approach


We appreciate that the OOW 3000 course that you are undertaking is a huge commitment and  requires many hours of revision.  In recognition of the volume of work required, our approach is different.

We recommend either:

  • Distance learning by joining our e learning Academy, alongside a prep course or your own individual study, or our preferred  blended learning method. 
  • Blended learning is a combination of joining our e learning academy with some additional individual  face to face and/or Skype tutorials.



Step 1

Join our  e learning Adademy


Step 3

Follow revision plan


Step 2

Book progression face to face or Skype sessions


Step 4

Undertake final face to face or skype session before exam


OOW 3000 Course Outline


The ideal  distance learning structure is to join the elearning academy, go through the online course once and then have  a progress Skype or face to face session. Following your initial session, we can then book progress sessions before your exam. Each candidate’s requirements are different but, typically most candidates have between 10-25 hours supplementary face to face or Skype over the 1-4 months course.

OOW 3000 Course Location


If you have opted to have face to face sessions as part of your blended learning option, the classes take place in a dedicated seminar room at Warsash Academy.

What our candidates say
I cannot recommend Barry Sadler’s online oral preparation and one to one course enough! The online prep is perfectly suited towards candidates working in the maritime industry whom are preparing for their exams whilst still busy working at sea. Thank you Barry and Stephanie for continuing to raise the standards of tuition within the yachting industry and also for vastly enhancing my maritime knowledge!
Chris Durham