Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) Simulator Training, 2nd Edition (eBook)

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Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) Simulator Training, 2nd Edition (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.

CONTENTS

Introduction

Use of simulators in training and assessment

Conditions for MCA approval of short courses

ECDIS training course requirements

Guidelines on simulator exercises

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

Outcomes of the training

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

Equipment specification

ECDIS instructor requirements

ECDIS specimen certificate

The requirements for Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) certification are set out in Chapter II of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers,1978 (STCW Convention), as amended (Manila Amendments) and corresponding sections of the STCW Code.

 

Candidates for the above certificates must complete approved education and training and meet the standards of competence specified in the STCW Code.

 

The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) in consultation with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has developed the specifications in this document for the approval of a stand-alone ECDIS training course. It is the responsibility of those providing training to design appropriate programmes and to obtain MCA approval for them.

 

Within such courses, evidence of candidates’ competence in the safe use of ECDIS and its interface with bridge equipment must be obtained from approved simulator training. The purpose of this document is to give guidance to those designing and delivering ECDIS training as to how this can be achieved.

 

The MCA has agreed that the guidelines in Annex A will meet the standards in the Convention where ECDIS simulators are used for demonstrating and assessing competence in the function of navigation at a combined operational and management level.

 

Annex B provides a copy of the IMO performance standards for the use of simulators for training and assessment.

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 Sea’ brand. 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, 2nd Edition (eBook)
Edition: Second
Number of Pages: 32
Product Code: WS1646EA
Published Date: August 2018

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