Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts)

Officer of the Watch Navigation and Radar Course

This course includes sections on the Collision Regulations, chart work, Buoyage, Electronic Navigation Aids, ECDIS, AIS, Radar and ARPA.

About the course

The Navigation and Radar (OOW Yacht) course is run over 15 days (Monday to Friday). Theory is covered during the first two weeks of the course, concluding with a written examination on the second Friday. The third week’s training is the simulator training element ran in UKSA’s Transas Simulator suite. The simulator is a valuable learning environment for improving your navigational skills. Here you can practice your command skills, navigate all weathers and learn about radar systems. This practical part of the course is subject to continuous assessment.

The theory element (first two weeks) of the 3 week Navigation and Radar (OOW Yacht) course can also be taken as a live online course, please see further details below.


15 days (Monday to Friday)

What’s included?

The classroom and simulator based Navigation and Radar (OOW Yacht) course is an all-inclusive course, which can be carried out on either a residential or non-residential basis. For the residential course, the cost includes all food and accommodation (including weekends). For non-residential learners, the cost includes lunch.

Examination & assessment

Navigation and Radar (OOW Yacht) course assessment consists of a 2.5 hour theory paper. A 60% mark is required to pass the examination.

Live Online Learning course available

Our Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 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, covering the theory element of the course (first two weeks).

The Navigation and Radar (OOW Yacht) live online course will be run over 10 days (Monday to Friday). This covers the two week theory element which will be delivered via Zoom.

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.

*You will still be required to sit an IAMI examination, this can be sat at UKSA on the second Friday of the course. If you would like to sit the exam at UKSA there is an additional exam fee of £150.00. Alternatively the IAMI exam can also be taken at any IAMI exam centre. You will also be required to attend the simulator element of the course. Please speak to a course advisor to discuss this element of the training.

**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.


The examination consists of a 2.5 hour paper in two parts. A 60% mark in each part is required to pass the examination.

Please note:

All modules have a ‘life’ of three years.

What’s included

  • Duration – 3 weeks (Monday-Friday)
  • Inclusive of all food & accommodation
  • Inclusive of lunch

Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res All-inc
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) – Non Residential Only 27/09/2021 15/10/2021 £3,025 £3,565
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 25/10/2021 12/11/2021 £3,025 £3,565
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 22/11/2021 10/12/2021 Full Full
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 03/01/2022 21/01/2022 £3,025 £3,565
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 24/01/2022 11/02/2022 £3,025 £3,565
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 14/03/2022 01/04/2022 £3,025 £3,565

Don’t just take our word for it

Oliver – UKSA Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) student

“Great method for teaching and it worked well on zoom learning celestial through this method. Gregor is a very knowledgeable instructor who made the course enjoyable and a good learning experience.”

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