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GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC)


  • Next Date: 7th Jun 2021
  • Price: GBP (£)1,395 (Inc VAT if applicable)

Course Details

  • School Warsash
  • Location Southampton
  • All Dates 7th Jun 2021 - 2 places
    28th Jun 2021 - 2 places
    19th Jul 2021 - 2 places
  • Duration 9 day(s)
  • Accommodation Included No

Study at the leading maritime training provider – boost your career. At Warsash, we believe that by providing you with the highest quality training we are giving you the best opportunities to succeed in a life-long maritime career.

Study at the original place – Warsash was the first school to provide the training for the MCA 3000GT Yacht Certificates of Competency (CoC) when these were introduced and remained at the forefront ever since.

Study in unrivalled facilities – we have just invested several tens of millions of pounds in new facilities. Study in brand-new classroom with cutting-edge learning technology, in specialist marine engineering workshops, ETO labs, on the manned model ship handling lake or Europe’s largest maritime simulation centre; you will love it.

GMDSS General Operator's Certificate (GOC)

This is an intensive course which includes theoretical and practical training using the latest simulator technology in our GMDSS laboratory, which is available for self-study.

The course will run in the new simulation centre and covers three main areas:

Regulations and procedures

Demonstration and maintenance of equipment

'Safety of Life at Sea' and practical operations

The certificate qualifies the holder to operate a suitably licensed marine radiotelephony, radio telex or satellite mobile earth station.

Students will acquire detailed practical knowledge of the equipment of a ships station, Digital Selective Calling (DSC), the principles of Narrow Band Direct Printing, Telex over Radio Systems and to INMARSAT systems.

Operational procedures and practices and the satisfactory exchange of communications relevant to the safety of life at sea are also covered in the syllabus.


8 Days


Fluency in English. Knowledge of the phonetic alphabet. Computer keyboard literate. Study the notes in the course joining instructions.


MCA to STCW'95 – A-IV/2


External examination.

Teaching methods

Live demonstrations and practical application sessions are used to allow the candidate to put into practice the knowledge and skills developed whilst on the course.

Mock examination papers are set in preparation for the written paper examinations.

Entry level

See prerequisites

Career opportunities


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