This is a one-week MCA approved course designed for people without an STCW MCA approved Radar/ARPA certificate who are training to become VTS Operators. The course takes place onsite, normally running Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 with breaks for lunch and refreshments.
Areas of study include:
- Principles of Radar
- Purpose of Radar and ARPA
- Collision avoidance using Radar
- Advantages and disadvantages of Radar
English Language to the equivalent of IELTS Level 5.0 for students whose first language is not English.
This qualification (or recognised equivalent) is one of several qualifications required to become a VTS Operator.