Small Ship Navigation & Radar

June 24, 2021

This is a theoretical and practical course that enables an understanding of the use of radar, electronic charts, automatic plotting aids, and other electronic aids to maintain safety of navigation.

Course Description
This is a theoretical and practical course that enables an understanding of the use of radar, electronic charts, automatic plotting aids, and other electronic aids to maintain safety of navigation.

Course Objectives
The aim of this training is to equip the candidate with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to keep a safe navigational watch and to use radar, electronic charts, automatic plotting aids and other electronic aids to maintain safety of navigation in small vessels.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the training the participants should be able to evaluate and make efficient use of navigational information to aid the safe navigation of their vessels and fully appreciate the dangers involved with the misuse of radar and other electronic navigation systems.

Course Topics
1. Radar and automatic plotting aids
2. Chartwork including electronic charts
3. Compass
4. General navigation
5. Meteorology

Course Details

Course Duration: N / A

Assessment
Written Assessment 70% Pass Mark
Practical Assessment 70% Pass Mark

Attendance
100% attendance is required

Entry Requirements
There are no pre-requisites for entry onto this course

Accreditation
FTA (UAE)
MCA (UK) pending