Overview top

This course meets the requirements of the MCA and the IALA Model Course V-103/2 and prepares participants in effective VTS supervision management. It is intended to cover the knowledge and practical competence required for gaining an endorsement in the VTS Certification Log as a VTS Supervisor.

Entry Requirements top

Every candidate for endorsement as VTS Supervisor should have at lease 12 months as an Operator and have completed the Refresher course in the last 3 years.

Assessment top

The complete course comprises six modules, each of which deals with a specific subject representing a requirement or function of a VTS Supervisor, followed by simulated exercises intended to be representative of events and incidents likely to be experienced in a VTS centre.

The modules are:

  • Advanced Traffic Management
  • VTS Equipment
  • Additional Personal Attributes
  • Responding to Emergency Situations
  • Administrative Functions
  • Legal Knowledge

Other areas of the course are:

- Portfolio assessment and validation.

- Education and training taught via lectures, presentations, case studies, workshops, simulation, group learning, etc.

- Continuous assessment: competence based and criteria referenced formative assessment.

- Formal assessment: criteria referenced open book assessment using case studies.

Dates & Fees

Start End 19+ Full Cost
29/10/2018 9/11/2018 £4250.00£4250.00*
25/2/2019 8/3/2019 £4250.00£4250.00*
10/6/2019 21/6/2019 £4250.00£4250.00*
*Fee for non-UK residents
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