VTS (IALA V103/1) Operator Simulator Course

Course Code: MX1EC206

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
19/04/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £2,280Enquire
25/07/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £2,280Enquire
24/10/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £2,395Enquire

Course Overview

The VTS Operator Simulator course (35 hours) provides simulation exercises to assess the learning outcomes of the IALA V-103/1 model course and meets the requirements of IALA and the MCA. 

This stage may only be commenced on successful completion of the formal assessment for the VTS Induction course examination. The course offers the opportunity to apply vessel traffic monitoring and organisation methods for safe and uninterrupted movements of ships in the VTS area.

Delegates are required to deal with real life vessel traffic management situations and work as a VTS operator under routine and emergency situations in a simulated, but realistic, environment.

NOTE: This is the final stage of the VTS Operator Training (IALA Model Course V-103/1).
Successful completion of this course will lead to the issuance of the MCA approved VTS Operator Simulator course certificate.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have successfully completed the MCA approved VTS Induction course (IALA Model Course V-103/1) and must be in possession of such certificate. 

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

It is a week-long course (35 hours) and runs from 0900 to 1700 hrs over 5 days.

Teaching and learning utilises the latest TRANSAS VTS simulator and is based on real life VTS settings.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of maritime and nautical courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice. .

Tuition Fees

Fees, Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Private delegate - tuition fees are to be paid in full at the time of booking.

All fees are strictly non-refundable except when the College cancels the course.

Company sponsored delegate

  • Companies who hold credit accounts with the College will be invoiced following delivery of the Course
  • New companies are required to pay at the time of booking for their first course; credit facilities may be available on request, following successful credit checks.

Off-Premises and Distance Contracts Only

Please refer to College Terms & Conditions.

Course Transfers

If you are unable to attend your course you may be able to transfer to another available date. All transfer requests must be received in writing by FOSC no later than 5 working days prior to the commencement date of the course. Email cancellations during the weekend period are strictly not acceptable for courses that commence on a Monday or Tuesday. Company delegates that fail to attend on the commencement date of the course and have not provided 5 working days written notice will be invoiced the full course fee. Private delegates that fail to attend and have not provided 5 working days written notice will be charged the full course fee, no course transfer date will be processed and their payment will be lost. All second transfer requests incur a £55.00 administration fee. Delegates who have made multiple transfers (3+) and fail to attend without the required prior notice in writing will be charged a relevant fee at the discretion of FOSC.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NONE

Regulatory Body:

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