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Course Code: MX1EC69

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
12/10/2020Fleetwood Nautical Campus5 Weeks / £1,870Enquire
19/10/2020Fleetwood Nautical Campus5 Weeks / £1,870Enquire
04/01/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,280Enquire
01/02/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,870Enquire
02/03/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,280Enquire
08/03/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,280Enquire
29/03/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus5 Weeks / £1,870Enquire
01/06/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,280Enquire
08/06/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,280Enquire
14/06/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,280Enquire
21/06/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,280Enquire
05/07/2021Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week / £1,280Enquire

Course Overview

The Navigation Aids, Equipment and Simulation Training course at operational level (NAEST (O)) offers comprehensive training in the competent use of navigation and electronic systems found on-board 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 submitted to the MCA for the issuance of an Officer of The Watch Certificate of Competency (OOW CoC - unlimited). The course is based on MNTB criteria and approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, this course is aimed at trainee officers and experienced seafarers following a course of study leading to a Certificate of Competency as an Officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more. 
The qualifications necessary for such seafarers to follow this route is 4 GCSE's grade 4 or above which should include mathematics, science and English or at least 36 months approved sea service aboard merchant vessels. 

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Training consists of formal delivery of the underpinning theoretical principles of each topic followed by increasingly more complex  practice and practical application on both desktop bridge simulators and full mission visual bridge simulators. 

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

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