You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts)
The Navigation and Radar course provides detailed knowledge of on board navigation systems
The 3 week course is divided into two parts. The first part, 2 weeks of navigational theory, covers chartwork, tides, aids to navigation and radar plotting, including a written exam.
The second part, week 3, involves a continuous assessment of practical navigation and watchkeeping techniques using our 270° full mission bridge simulator.
Navigation and Radar is an MCA approved module and a requirement for any OOW (Yachts) candidates.
The full syllabus is available to view here
Pre- Course Requirements
RYA/IYT Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competency
RYA/IYT Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate.
STCW Basic Training Certificates.
The course includes;
- Position Fixing
- Compass types, application of variation and deviation
- Course to steer and course made good
- Use of Clearing bearings and other clearing lines
- Using GNSS (GPS), Echo sounders, logs, AIS
- Radar and ARPA
- Operation of ECDIS systems
- IALA Buoyage – systems A and B
Navigation and Radar is a classroom based course using presentations, demonstrations, videos, practical sessions and exercises to deliver the course content.
The final week of the course uses the bridge simulator to assess practical ability.
Assessment and Certification
There is a 2½ hour written assessment to be taken at the end of week 2, it is divided into two parts.
Part A specifically examines chartwork, secondary port tidal calculations and radar plotting, the pass mark for part A is 70%.
Part B covers other elements of the syllabus and carries a pass mark of 50%
Candidates are continually assessed on their practical navigational ability during week 3
Successful candidates will be awarded a pass certificate for the MCA Navigation and Radar module which is valid for 3 years towards your OOW qualification
To book, select the course you want below and click 'Book Now' on the event page.