Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) Simulator Training (eBook)

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October 2015


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Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) Simulator Training (eBook)

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Candidates for ECDIS certification must complete approved education and training and meet the standards of competence specified in the STCW Code. A crucial tool in helping to meeting these standards is MNTB’s ECDIS Simulator Training which gives guidance to those designing and delivering ECDIS training as to the exact specifications needed for the approval of a stand-alone ECDIS training course.

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In order to achieve ECDIS certification, candidates must complete approved education and training that meets the standards of competency specified in the STCW code. Within such courses, evidence of candidate’s competence in the safe use of ECDIS and its interface with bridge equipment must be obtained from approved simulator training. The Merchant Navy Training Board’s ECDIS Simulator Training is designed to give guidance to those creating and delivering ECDIS training as to how this can be achieved.

 

Written in consultation with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), this book outlines the specifications required for the approval of a stand-alone ECDIS training course. It also includes a sample ECDIS Specimen Certificate and a copy of IMO performance standards for the use of simulators for training and assessment.

Section One Introduction

Section Two Use of simulators in training and assessment

Section Three Conditions for MCA approval of short courses

Section Four ECDIS training course requirements

 

Annex A Guidelines on simulator exercises

Annex B IMO performance standards for the use of simulators for training and assessment

Annex C Outcomes of the training

Annex D Training and assessment in the operational use of electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS)

Annex E Equipment specification

Annex F ECDIS instructor requirements

Annex G ECDIS specimen certificate

The MNTB is a voluntary body and a part of the UK Chamber of Shipping, the trade association for the UK shipping industry. We work closely with shipping and ship management companies, nautical educational establishments and organisations, seafarer trade unions, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and industry organisations with an interest in seafarer education and training.

The MNTB provides the link to government departments and bodies involved with the shipping industry as well as those involved with the UK skills agenda and education and training developments.  This includes the Department for Transport (DfT), the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS), and UK education regulatory authorities and bodies.  The MNTB works closely with the Maritime Skills Alliance to achieve joint aims with partner organisations in the maritime sector.

We carry out a wide range of careers promotion activities through our ‘Careers at Seabrand.  This is currently under expansion to encompass the full range of careers activity at sea and within the shipping industry ashore and the wider maritime sector.

Title: Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) Simulator Training (eBook)
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 29
Product Code: WS1479EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-695-9 (9781856096959), ISBN 10: 1-85609-695-5 (1856096955)
Published Date: October 2015

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