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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.
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.”
• Fundamentals of Radar Theory
• Radar Controls
• Factors Affecting Radar Detection
• Factors Affecting Interpretation
• Generic VTS Radar Display Features
• Introduction to Radar Tracking Systems
• Introduction to Manual Tracking Systems
• Introduction to Use of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) for Tracking
• Plotting Systems
• Information Management
Assessments will be made throughout in the form of written tests, direct observation, oral questioning and by simulated scenarios.
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
There are no additional costs associated with this course and no equipment is needed.
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
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Awarding Body: NONE
Terms and Conditions
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