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 £280.


Map Marine.pdf (928.86 KB)

Dates & Fees

Start End 19+ Full Cost
12/10/2020 23/10/2020 £2340.00£2340.00*
7/12/2020 15/1/2021 £2340.00£2340.00*
11/1/2021 5/2/2021 £2340.00£2340.00*
8/3/2021 16/4/2021 £2340.00£2340.00*
19/4/2021 21/5/2021 £2340.00£2340.00*
21/6/2021 2/7/2021 £2340.00£2340.00*
12/7/2021 31/7/2021 £2340.00£2340.00*
*Fee for non-UK residents
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