Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)
The aim of the course is to train bridge watchkeeping officers and other interested personnel in the safe and efficient use of ECDIS.
The course meets the guidance of IMO Model Course 1.27, the operational use of ECDIS, for generic ECDIS training and is also approved by Transas for type specific training on the Navi Sailor 4000 ECDIS.
Successful completion of this course will result in the issue of certification for generic ECDIS training (to IMO 1.27) and Transas Navi Sailor 4000 ECDIS equipment training.
The course takes place over five days in the new dedicated ECDIS training suite at the Warsash campus. It follows the recommendations of IMO Model Course 1.27 and concentrates on the safe and efficient use of ECDIS at sea in a variety of conditions, from ocean passages to pilotages.
The essential legal and theoretical background to the use and carriage of ECDIS is covered is sufficient detail to allow the student to use ECDIS correctly and safely.
Practical exercises using the desktop simulators reinforce the theory and provide an opportunity to develop and practice responses to emergency situations and use reversionary modes including loss of GPS signal.
What our students say
"Course delivery was particularly good, my lecturer was excellent; very friendly and supportive. So glad to attend the course at Warsash. A very well structured course which really improved my knowledge and experience for the use of ECDIS. The lecturer’s teaching manner is excellent." April 2015
"The simulators were excellent and the lecturer’s knowledge on the topic was limitless." January 2015
"Extended knowledge of the instructor was a big bonus. Excellent classrooms." January 2015
"Lecturer was very helpful and made the experience more enjoyable and interesting." December 2014
"Information provided by the lecturer was very good and easy to understand; very knowledgeable on the ECDIS subject." December 2014
NOTE: STCW 2010 ('Manila Amendments')
The STCW Convention 1978 has been amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments and contains new requirements:
All deck officers (including yacht officers) applying for a new or revalidating a UK Certificate of Competency, are required to include an ECDIS certificate with their application. If an ECDIS certificate is not included with an application, the CoC will have the following limitation: "From 1 January 2017, this certificate is not valid for service on ships fitted with ECDIS" (see also MIN 423).
The Master and all deck officers of UK Flagged vessels (including yachts) which have ECDIS as their primary means of navigation are required to have completed both generic and equipment specific ECDIS training. (see also MIN 442).
Other flag states have similar requirements, you are advised to check with them directly if you are unsure.
Basic computer knowledge.
100% attendance, written and practical assessment.