Provides underpinning nautical knowledge and prepares candidates for the formal examination in order to qualify for entry to the VTS Induction/Underpinning Knowledge Course.
- Chartwork and tides
- Collision regulations
- Aids to navigation
- Shipborne navigational aids including radar & ARPA
- Shipboard knowledge
- Port operations
A detailed syllabus can be found by consulting Module 4 of IALA V-103/1.
Persons without acceptable marine qualifications who do not qualify for accredited prior learning in Module 4 (Nautical Knowledge). English language to UK academic standard or IELTS level 5 for students whos first language is not English. Qualifications achieved: Vocational study not leading to a recognised qualification, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies (SSA 4).