Course Code: MX1EC49

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
14/02/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks / £1,285Enquire
28/02/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks / £1,285Enquire
01/08/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks / £1,325Enquire
15/08/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks / £1,325Enquire
30/08/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks / £1,325Enquire
05/12/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Weeks / £1,325Enquire

Course Overview

Gain the knowledge and skills required by masters and officers in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) at the general operator level.

You will become competent in the use of all on-board terrestrial and satellite communication systems to ensure effective communications in distress, safety and routine situations.

The course is approved by the Association of Maritime and Electronic Radio Colleges (AMERC) on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Delegates must be at least 18 years of age.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning is by a mixture of formal lectures and practical exposure to both live and simulated equipment, and the use of proper procedures Candidates are strongly advised to visit the AMERC website where more information and teaching aids are readily available to all students.

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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