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    hey guys,

    just interested if anyone could tell me what the college hours are like for the FD course for deck cadets at the academy?

    thank you

  • #2
    Hello,

    There will be two groups of FD Deck in January. Some lectures are shared with both groups, others are separate.

    Here's an example of the Group 1 timetable for a random week next year:

    -- MONDAY --

    0900-1200 Chartwork
    1300-1400 Dry Cargo
    1500-1700 Maths

    -- TUESDAY --

    1000-1100 Maths Tutorial
    1300-1400 Terrestrial Navigation
    1500-1600 Maths

    -- WEDNESDAY --

    1100-1200 Maths
    1300-1400 Celestial Navigation

    -- THURSDAY --

    1100-1200 Wet Cargo
    1300-1500 Ship Stability

    -- FRIDAY --

    0900-1000 Tides
    1000-1100 Nav Aids

    Hope this helps. As mentioned, this is only for one group and for a random week, it will change every now and then but gives you an idea.
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    • #3
      cheers CD, would i be right in thinking those hours are for phase 3 cadets though?

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      • #4
        Nope, they're phase one for FD.

        Some of these subjects ae done in phase three for HND.
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        • #5
          oh right awesome, thankyou very much

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          • #6
            No worries! Happy to help.
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            • #7
              Are the HND deck hours similar?

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              • #8
                HND deck hours are sort of similar but as your progress with FD you get more non-contact study time. While HND does have some free periods, you tend to find HND timetables are fuller than FD.

                It is not unusual for HND to have lectures all day whereas FD will have self study periods.

                But this all depends on what phase you're in

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                • #9
                  Again, random week:

                  -- MONDAY --

                  0900-1000 General Ship Knowledge
                  1100-1300 Navigation
                  1400-1600 Ship and Port Operations

                  -- TUESDAY --

                  0900-1100 Maths
                  1400-1500 Academic Study Skills
                  1500-1600 General Ship Knowledge
                  1600-1700 Maths

                  --WEDNESDAY --

                  0900-1000 Maths
                  1000-1100 Ship and Port Operations
                  1100-1200 General Ship Knowledge
                  1300-1400 Academic Study Skills
                  1400-1600 General Ship Knowledge

                  -- THURSDAY --

                  0900-1000 Maths
                  1000-1200 Navigation
                  1330-1400 Tutorial
                  1400-1500 General Ship Knowledge
                  1500-1600 Academic Study Skills
                  1600-1700 Maths

                  -- FRIDAY --

                  0900-1100 Maths
                  1100-1300 Ship and Port Operations
                  1400-1500 Maths
                  Last edited by CharlieDelta; 23 December 2011, 04:38 PM.
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                  • #10
                    For FD Deck the maths lectures are optional if you pass the initial maths test in the first week.

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                    • #11
                      For HND, we had five teaching hours and four tutorial hours for Maths. If you're ahead on the work you can usually miss the tutorial. However, it's a different lecturer for January so this may not be the case.
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                      • #12
                        Don't suppose you have any idea what the FD engine timetable is like? Cheers

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                        • #13
                          Thats really different from here at fleetwood! We usually have 2, 3 hour lessons a day (9-12 + 1-4). Nearly every day too

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                          • #14
                            You ommited the afternoon beer prior to stability lectures. It assists with comprehension.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AncientMariner View Post
                              You ommited the afternoon beer prior to stability lectures. It assists with comprehension.
                              You must state the warning here though......

                              There is a free surface effect to beer which is not found in any other liquid. Once you have a quantity of more than 4 pints in a container (stomach) then the virtual rise in your C of G is greater, and increases exponentially for each additional pint, and you lose your ability to remain upright on a chair as your righting moment decreases. This effect is also magnified by an additional 20% if the lecturer talks in a monotone.

                              The beer then lowers its own baffle plates (your eyelids) without warning.

                              The only way to counteract this is to fit stabilisers (a cadet either side) with a sharp compass in their hand. For one, they keep you upright, and two a sharp stab causes the automatic baffles to fail to drop.

                              Various methods have been tried to counteract the effect. Cadets have been known to swallow beer mats whole in order to create natural baffle plates in the stomach. This has merely resulted in constipation and an excess of wind or the regurgitation of something akin to soggy weetabix part way through the lecture.

                              Hope this helps someone!

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