What is ESLP?

ESLP is Enhanced Support Level Program. As provided under Sec. 3.6 of the STCW Circular No. 2014 - 07, the title of the enhanced support level programs covered  are  Enhanced Support-Level Program for Marine Deck (ESLPMD) and Enhanced Support-Level Program for Marine Engineering (ESLPME), respectively.  ESLPMD  is a two and a half (2.5) year special program addressing the competences required for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck (ABD) as defined in the STCW Convention, Regulations and Codes. The ESLPME is a two and a half (2.5) year special program addressing the competences required for Ratings Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW) and Ratings as Able Seafarer Engine (ABE) as defined in the STCW Convention, Regulations and Codes.Consequently, a student who completed such special program and who has complied with all the requirements provided shall be conferred a Certificate as having completed the ESLPMD or ESLPME, accordingly.
 
A graduate of the ESLPMD is prepared for occupation as, among others:
1 Ordinary Seaman

2 Able-Bodied Seaman

3 Boatswain

4 Any similar occupation in the Deck Department, as Rating

 

 

A graduate of the ESLPME program is prepared for occupation as, among others:

1 Wiper

2 Oiler

3 Motorman

4 Fitter

5 Any similar occupation in the Engine Department, as Rating

 

Any graduate of the ESLP can also become an officer after complying with the requirements of the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP).