About this course
The aim of the course is to train bridge watchkeeping officers and other interested personnel in the safe and efficient use of ECDIS. The course meets the guidance of IMO Model Course 1.27, the operational use of ECDIS, for generic ECDIS training and is also approved by Transas for type specific training on the Navi Sailor 4000 ECDIS.
Successful completion of this course will result in the issue of certification for generic ECDIS training (to IMO 1.27) and Transas Navi Sailor 4000 ECDIS equipment training.
Training takes place over five days in the ECDIS training suite at the Warsash campus. It follows the recommendations of IMO Model Course 1.27 and concentrates on the safe and efficient use of ECDIS at sea in a variety of conditions, from ocean passages to pilotages.
The essential legal and theoretical background to the use and carriage of ECDIS is covered in sufficient detail to allow the student to use ECDIS correctly and safely.
Practical exercises using the desktop simulators reinforce the theory and provide an opportunity to develop and practice responses to emergency situations and use reversionary modes including loss of GPS signal.
This course now includes unlimited access to an online module containing course notes, revision quizzes and lots of other useful information. View a demonstration version (you will need to create an account for the online learning system. Your details will not be used for marketing purposes). When you book a place on the ECDIS course, you will be sent access details for the full version of the online module.
What our students say
- "A very professional course and very good lecturer. Excellent." June 2017
- "The equipment was awesome, as well as the teacher. 100% satisfied." June 2017
- "The online module, where we could see the class videos for each section with the slide show, followed up by the quiz, is a fantastic pre-course study!" February 2017
- "The online course was an unbelievable help and allowed me to come into the course with a pre confidence. We need more of this!" February 2017
- "Practical, pragmatic and knowledgeable teaching staff. A new subject for me, so very much appreciated this." September 2016
- "Very organised, professional and meticulous approach from the lecturer." September 2016
STCW 2010 Manila Amendments
The STCW Convention 1978 has been amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments and contains new requirements:
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",
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 503).
Other flag states have similar requirements, you are advised to check with them directly if you are unsure.
For further guidance on the new requirements, please see our information sheet:
ECDIS Training Requirements
How to book
Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004
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.
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Course availability and booking
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