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Master (Yachts) - Navigation, Radar and ARPA Simulator

About this course

  This course builds on the subjects covered in the OOW Navigation and Radar module by refreshing training in chart work, tides and radar, and by introducing other aspects necessary at Master level. There is a greater focus on passage planning with an assessed plan to complete and then execute in the multi-purpose bridge simulator. Other topics include:

Search and rescue procedures in theory and in practice (in the simulator).

Ocean navigation, consisting of navigation in ice, ocean sailing and ocean routing.

During the course, 30 hours are spent in the bridge simulator, where exercises are assessed. These include exercises in collision avoidance, planning and monitoring techniques, and blind pilotage. Students must demonstrate competent use of electronic navigational aids and a thorough understanding and application of the Collision Regulations at command level. Successful completion of the course and passing the assessment will enable students to take the written exam paper at the end of week two.

Online module

This course now includes unlimited access to an online module containing pre-course preparation materials, course notes, revision quizzes and lots of other useful information.

View a demonstration version
(you will need to create an account for our online learning system. Your details will not be used for marketing purposes).

When you book a place on this course you will be sent access details for the full version of the online module.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 
Email: wma.training@solent.ac.uk

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email wma.training@solent.ac.uk.

 

Course availability and booking

Availability
Date Places Fee Book
Monday 11 September 2017 Yes £2495 Book
Monday 23 October 2017 Yes £2495 Book
Monday 8 January 2018 Yes £2495 Book
Monday 5 February 2018 Yes £2495 Book
Monday 4 June 2018 Yes £2495 Enquire

Course information

Next available date

Monday 11 September 2017

Duration

2 weeks

Price

£2495

Approvals

MCA 

Assessment

Practical in-course assessment, successful completion of which will allow entry to a written examination of three hours duration. The written exam has a pass mark of 60%.

Teaching methods

Classroom and simulator based.

Prerequisites

Approved ECDIS certificate.