Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)

ECDIS Training

The aim of the course is to train bridge watchkeeping officers and other interested personnel in the safe and efficient use of ECDIS.

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About the course

The ECDIS course is a component module of several MCA Deck Officer training certifications. The course will cover the general principles of operation of an Electronic Chart System and the regulations for the operation and will include time spent on basic software learning the methods of setting up, updating, loading new charts and software.

Two days will be spent learning the basic operation before moving on to passage planning and performing a series of tasks on the ship simulator to fully understand navigating using Electronic Charts.

The ECDIS course can also be taken as a live online course, please see further details below.

Training towards

Live Online Learning course available

Our Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) course is also available as a LIVE online learning course delivered by UKSA’s dedicated instructors. We’ve liaised with the MCA in order to offer a variety of LIVE online courses to enable our students to progress in their maritime training. This technical innovation gives you the advantage of being able to study LIVE with our professional instructors in real-time in the safety of your home or vessel; without the need to travel. Real-time learning sessions can be completed using a WiFi enabled laptop or home PC* and are held over the voice and video platform, Zoom and Wartsila which provides remote cloud based simulation training.

The Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) live online course will be run over 5 days. This will be delivered via Zoom with the simulator elements being delivered via Wartsila which provides remote cloud based simulation training between UKSA and the student using the Transas navigation system**.

Your live online lectures will be recorded and available for you to review after class and you will also be provided with additional resources not usually available to students, such as your PowerPoint slides.

*Please note a stable internet connection with upload and download speeds of now less than 2.5Mbs is required and tablets/iPads are note suitable for this live online course. Please follow the links below for system requirements to run Zoom on a laptop or PC.

** To use the Wartsila cloud based simulator you will need to test the suitability of your internet, software and hardware prior to booking your course. Please follow the link below for information on how to test your connectivity.

Assessment

Students will be continuously assessed and will have to complete all tasks successfully to be issued with certification. It is a condition that candidates have 100% attendance on the course.

If a candidate does not undertake the required hours, he/she should successfully complete the exercises not attended before a certificate is issued.

Notes

ECDIS is now a mandatory requirement for Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 3000gt), Chief Mate (Yachts less than 3000gt) and Master (Yachts less than 500gt and 3000gt).

If you are applying for a Master Code Vessel, less than 200gt, Certificate of Competency and do not complete an MCA-approved ECDIS course you will receive the following limitation: “From the 1st January 2017 this certificate is not valid for service on ships fitted with ECDIS.”

The course complies with the IMO model course 1.27 and the MNTB guidelines for generic ECDIS training.

What’s included

  • Duration – 5 days
Residential
  • Inclusive of all food & accommodation
Non-residential
  • Inclusive of lunch

Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res All-inc
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) 18/01/2021 22/01/2021 Full Full
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) 22/02/2021 26/02/2021 £1,120 £1,200
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) Live Online 22/02/2021 26/02/2021 £1,120
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) 05/04/2021 09/04/2021 £1,120 £1,200
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) 10/05/2021 14/05/2021 £1,120 £1,200
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) 05/07/2021 09/07/2021 £1,120 £1,200
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) 20/09/2021 24/09/2021 £1,120 £1,200
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) 18/10/2021 22/10/2021 £1,120 £1,200
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) 15/11/2021 19/11/2021 £1,120 £1,200
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) 17/01/2022 21/01/2022 £1,120 £1,200

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