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This course is designed to provide training in the basic theory and use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for those who will be in charge of a navigational watch on vessels equipped with ECDIS.
You will gain the knowledge and skills required for a safe navigational watch including; the characteristics of ECDIS data and display, setting up and maintaining an ECDIS display, planning and monitoring a route, using basic navigational functions and equipment in a real-time navigational environment and activating updates.
The training is delivered with a functional approach to ensure all safety-relevant aspects and potential problems are covered.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Assessment will be made in the form of written tests, direct observation, oral questioning and by simulated scenarios.
Approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as meeting the requirements laid down in: Regulation II/1, II/2 and II/3 of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended (Manila Amendments) and Table A-II/1, A-II/2 and A-II/3 of the STCW Code.
Teaching and Learning Methods
This is a 40 hour course delivered over five days and is classroom based.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All equipment is provided by the College at no additional cost.
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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Regulation and Accreditation
Accrediting Institution: N/A
Awarding Body: NONE
Terms and Conditions
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