ETO Training & Radio
Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) Certificate of Competency
The STCW Convention 1978 has been amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments and contains new training requirements for all seafarers. Regulation 111/6 introduced a Certificate of Competence (CoC) for Electro Technical Officers (ETO).The ETO CoC was introduced to give those working in these capacities formal recognition of their technical abilities and provide an international standard which would enhance employment opportunities.
Full details can be obtained from the Training and Certification section of the MCA web site under STCW Manila amendments or by clicking the following link:
Anyone who has been serving as an ETO (or in a similar capacity) without STCW Certification can obtain the required training and certification at South Shields Marine School.
The MNTB Electro-Technical Officer Training Record Book can be obtained from the college by mailing email@example.com
The academic requirements can be met by studying SQA Chief Engineer Electro-Technology here at the college or via distance learning.
Courses for AMERC Electronic Principles and Applications, AMERC GMDSS Radio Maintenance, AMERC Electronic Navigation Equipment Maintenance (ENEM) and MNTB/MCA High Voltage (Management Level) can be studied here at the college.
ETO Training & Radio
South Tyneside College is a member of the Association of Marine Electronic and Radio Colleges. As an AMERC approved centre we are authorised to provide courses in GMDSS operation and techniques, leading to examinations for the GMDSS certificates issued by the UK Government. Examinations for GMDSS certificates are conducted by trained examiners provided by the AMERC Regional Examination Centre (REC).
UK GMDSS Examinations have both theory and practical elements.
Theory is normally examined using a written test with either long written answers or multiple choice selections depending on the examination.
The practical elements involve performing a range of tasks on marine communications equipment as directed by the examiner. These tasks will be based on the normal operations which you would need to perform when using the equipment at sea.
For further information and on GMDSS courses please follow the link to the AMERC website Frequently Asked Questions.
South Tyneside College offers a range of GMDSS Radio courses including the General Operators Certificate of Competency (GOC), Long Range Certificate (LRC) and Restricted Operators Certificate. We offer a Revalidation course for candidates whose STCW endorsement is no longer valid.
We also have a fully equipped Radio Facility which allows us to run a GMDSS Radio Maintenance course.
Click on the links below for further details on our range of GMDSS courses: