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.


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) 24/01/2022 11/02/2022 Full Full
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 14/03/2022 01/04/2022 £3,025 £3,670
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 11/04/2022 29/04/2022 £3,025 £3,670
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 16/05/2022 03/06/2022 £3,025 £3,670
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 11/07/2022 29/07/2022 £3,025 £3,670
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 26/09/2022 14/10/2022 £3,025 £3,670
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 24/10/2022 11/11/2022 £3,025 £3,670
Navigation and Radar (OOW Yachts) 21/11/2022 09/12/2022 £3,025 £3,670

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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