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MCA Approved ECDIS Generic + Type Specific Course

£1,350 GBP

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Glasgow Maritime Academy LLP
Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 days

MCA Approved ECDIS Generic plus Type specific course - Electronic Chart display and Information System

Glasgow Martime Academy delivers the MCA Approved ECDIS IMO1.27 modular course - Electronic Chart display and Information System course every week.

Course Duration: 5 days Mon to Fri

Course dates: Courses Every Week

Course Eligibility: The minimum expected entry requirements are for candidates holding OOW certificate of competency and is intended for those who are required to hold an ECDIS certificate.

Course fee: ECDIS Generic plus Type specific £1350

Course Description - ECDIS Generic

The aims of the training are to equip the candidate with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to keep a safe navigational watch using electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS), interfaced with other onboard equipment to maintain safety of navigation.The course is Intended for candidates requiring a stand-alone ECDIS certificate in accordance with Regulation II/1 of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended (Manila Amendments).

Course Content - ECDIS Generic

On completion the candidate will have demonstrated competence to:

  • use ECDIS to maintain a safe navigation watch as a part of effective bridge resource management. This objective is reflected in:
  1. Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code;
  2. The marine national occupational standards B02 ‘Maintain a navigational watch’ and B11 ‘Initiate the response to navigation emergencies’.

All deck officers (including yacht officers) applying for a new or revalidating a UK Certificate of Competency, are required to include an ECDIS certificate with their application. If an ECDIS certificate is not included with an application, the CoC will have the following limitation: "From 1 January 2017, this certificate is not valid for service on ships fitted with ECDIS" (see also MIN 423).

The Master and all deck officers of UK Flagged vessels (including yachts) which have ECDIS as their primary means of navigation are required to have completed both generic and equipment specific ECDIS training. (see also MIN 442).

Other flag states have similar requirements, you are advised to check with them directly if you are unsure.

Course Description - Type Specific

The type-specific training course provides officers with the system knowledge required to use this ECDIS for watchkeeping in accordance with the regulations of STCW and the ISM Code. The guided course, with a duration of approx. 16 hours, covers the equipment familiarisation requirements of IMO Model Course 1.27 and MCA MIN 442 M+F for the functions and controls of the type specific ECDIS.

The course structure is as follows:

  • Module 1: Functionality / Interface
  • Module 2: ECDIS Basic Display Features
  • Module 3: Sensors
  • Module 4: Chart Work
  • Module 5: Voyage Planning
  • Module 6: Additional Info Display
  • Module 7: Alarms
  • Module 8: Chart Maintenance
  • Module 9: Backup arrangements and Data Managment
  • Module 10: Display of additional Info

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Glasgow Maritime Academy LLP

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279 Abercromby Street
G40 2DD
United Kingdom

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