Course Code: MX1EC66

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
21/02/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,190Enquire
19/04/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,190Enquire
06/06/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,190Enquire
12/09/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,250Enquire
05/12/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,250Enquire

Course Overview

The Navigation Aids, Equipment and Simulation Training at management level (NAEST (M)) offers comprehensive training in the competent use of navigation and electronic systems found onboard merchant vessels.

You will gain the knowledge and understanding required in the use of radar, ARPA, ECDIS, satellite navigation systems and other electronic navigation aids to monitor the safety of navigation.

Successful completion will form part of the overall competency package that is submitted to the MCA for the issuance of a Chief Mates Certificate of Competency (Chief Mates CoC – unlimited). The course is based on MNTB criteria and approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at officers following a course of study leading to their second or higher certificate of competency and is mandatory for candidates for Chief Mate or Master on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.

Delegates require 12 months watchkeeping service while holding at least an OOW Certificate of Competency, and either:

NaRAST (O ) /NaEST (O) since 1st January 2005 or an approved ECDIS certificate (MCA or IMO 1.27)

If no ECDIS certificate is held then you will need to complete a full ECDIS course before you undertake NaEST (M). If you are unsure please contact T 01253 504800 or E

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course is 35 hours delivered over five days.

Training is primarily based around a series of exercises conducted in the full mission bridge simulators followed by constructive instructional debrief of all participants 
Stage 1: Collision avoidance exercises 
Stage 2: Navigation and collision avoidance exercises
Stage 3: Search and rescue exercises 
Stage 4: Advanced navigation and collision avoidance exercises

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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