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Dynamic Positioning Induction

£1,100 GBP (incl. VAT)

Course Type:
Dynamic Positioning Induction
Training School:
City of Glasgow College
Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 days


The Dynamic Positioning Induction course is the first phase of the Nautical Institute training scheme for Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO).

The course will provide participants with knowledge of Dynamic Positioning principles and includes practical exercises on a DP system. The course covers:

  1. Principles of DP.
  2. Elements of the DP System.
  3. Practical Operation of the DP System.
  4. Position Reference Systems.
  5. Environment Sensors and Ancillary Equipment.
  6. Power Generation and Supply and Propulsion.
  7. DP Operations.

On successful completion of the course participants will be issued with a Nautical Institute DPO logbook.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

Candidates entering the Nautical Institute training scheme must hold one of the following certificates:

  • Deck – STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3.
  • Engine - STCW Regulation III/1 – III /2 – III/3 – III/6.
  • ETO - STCW Regulation III/6.

Cadets – Prospective DPO’s, who are in the process of training for an STCW certificate, can start the DP scheme and complete the DP Induction course and 30 days familiarisation sea time only.

Alternate marine vocational qualification may be considered on a case by case basis and the Nautical Institute should be contacted directly in this regard.

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City of Glasgow College

21 Thistle Street
G5 9XB
United Kingdom

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