Navigation Aids, Equipment and Simulator Training – Operational Level – NAEST (O)

The NAEST (O) course is designed to provide candidates with the skills to maintain safe navigation through effective use of electronic navigation systems.

NAEST training is a mandatory requirement for all MCA Certificates of Competency above OOW 500GT inclusive.

Pre- Course Requirements

There are no formal requirements for an operational NAEST course but candidates should be up to date with chartwork and IRPCS.

Course Content

  • Voyage planning, navigation and execution
  • Electronic navigation systems
  • Using information from electronic systems
  • Radar, ARPA, AIS
  • ECDIS – Generic and Transas Type Specific
  • Introduction to Search and Rescue.
  • Bridge management, watchkeeping and teamwork

Course Delivery

The NAEST(operational) course makes extensive use of the full bridge simulator and takes place over 5 weeks as follows;

Weeks 1 & 2 – Navigation, Radar and Simulation

Weeks 3 & 4 – Further simulator training and high level exercises

Week 5 – ECDIS (Generic and Transas Type Specific)


Assessment and Certification

The ECDIS component of the course is assessed by way of a written examination and successful candidates will receive ECDIS Generic and Transas Type Specific certification.

The NAEST element is continuously assessed through simulator exercises with a final written examination.

Successful candidates will be awarded the STCW NAEST (O) certificate.


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NAEST (Operational) Course Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. if you would like further information about the course or to discuss future course dates then please phone us on 01752 770589

Bridge Simulator - NAEST (O) Training Course

Course Cost

Course Fee (Inc. VAT) £3600

Course Duration

5 Weeks

Includes ECDIS

Approved By

MCA Approved Operational NAEST Training

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