Course Code: MX1EC233

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
04/04/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,800Enquire
11/07/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,800Enquire
10/10/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,890Enquire

Course Overview

The VTS (IALA V103/1) RADAR/ARPA course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to operate a ship's Radar and ARPA.

This course is intended for people who do not hold an STCW MCA approved Radar/ARPA certificate or a NAEST (O) or NAEST (M) certificate.

The course is designed to meet the Radar/ARPA element of the requirements of the IALA VTS Operator Course (V103/1) Module 3: Equipment.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Overseas clients need to meet the English Language requirement as per the following IALA V103 requirements:

“All VTS personnel are required to meet the English Language requirement. Recommended training hours for Module 1 (Language) of the IALA Model Course V- 103/1 are set on the assumption that VTS trainees have achieved an International English Language Testing Scheme (IELTS) Level 5 or equivalent prior to commencement of training.

The validity of an IELTS certificate is two years. If the IELTS certificate has been obtained earlier than the two-year validity period, the candidate should demonstrate evidence that they have maintained or improved their proficiency in English.”

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

It is a week-long course (30 hours) and runs from 0900 to 1700 over 5 days.

The VTS (IALA V103/1) RADAR/ARPA Course comprises lectures, presentations and the use of simulation presented over five days.

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:

Terms and Conditions

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