Overview top

The aim of the training at this level is to equip the trainee officer with the fundamental knowledge and skills to keep a safe navigational watch and to use radar, ARPA and other navigational aids to maintain safety of navigation.

Course content:

  • Basic principles of electronic navigational systems
  • Loran C
  • Satellite navigation systems
  • Logs, Echo Sounders, Compasses and Steering Systems
  • Radar and ARPA
  • AIS
  • Bridge watchkeeping and teamwork
  • Integrated Bridge Systems

Entry Requirements top

This course is open to trainees working towards their first certificate.

Further Information top

For external candidates a distance learning module covering entry material is available for £400.


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Dates & Fees

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