Maritime Training & Consultancy

Radar and Electronic Chart Systems in Code Vessels2020-12-21T13:02:25+00:00

Book on one of our upcoming ECS & Radar courses below. Future dates are available, please contact the office for details. 

***New Online Live Instructor led Course****

These courses can be completed online in our live instructor led sessions, and as of November 2020 we also have approval for the assessments to be completed online.

Each module is £450 or £850 if you book both together.

SeaRegs Training have SQA approval for the Level 3 Award in Maritime Studies: Use of Radar and Electronic Chart Systems in Code Vessels.

The Award has 2 modules; Use of Radar for Safe Navigation and Collision Avoidance on Domestic and Code Vessels, and Operate Non-ECDIS Marine Electronic Chart Systems. Both need to be completed to gain the full award however the modules can be studies individually.

Whilst initially aimed at meeting the training requirements of the 2014 Workboat code, these units will be of benefit to skippers of code vessels and the content is similar to the MCA Small Ships Navigation and Radar Course. The MCA have confirmed in MIN 522 the Radar module can be used on its own for the radar endorsement under the Boatmaster scheme. 

Course Date Duration Price
SQA Operate Non ECDIS Electronic Chart Systems 26 Apr - 28 Apr 2021 3 day £ 450.00 Book Now
SQA Use of Radar in Code Vessels LIVE ONLINE 28 Apr - 30 Apr 2021 3 day £ 450.00 Book Now
SQA Operate Non ECDIS Electronic Chart Systems 17 May - 19 May 2021 3 day £ 450.00 Book Now
SQA Use of Radar in Code Vessels 19 May - 21 May 2021 3 day £ 450.00 Book Now

Operate Non-ECDIS Electronic Chart Systems 

Price: £450 (£850 for both modules)
Assumed Knowledge: Previous navigational experience to Day Skipper standard. Previous seagoing experience and seatime fulfilling MCA’s requirements for Commercial Vessels 
Duration: 2.5 Days (5 Days for both modules)

Course Content 

  • Use of Electronic Chart Systems 
  • Interpreting information presented 
  • Understanding the capability of Electronic Chart Systems 
  • Dangers of over reliance a well a the rules regarding the use

Use of Radar for Safe Navigation and Collision Avoidance on Domestic and Code Vessels

Price: £450 (£850 for both modules)
Assumed Knowledge: Previous navigational experience to Day Skipper standard. Previous seagoing experience and teatime fulfilling MCA’s requirements for Commercial Vessels 
Duration: 2.5 Days (5 Days for both modules)

Course Content 

  • Understanding the regulations & guidance on the use of radar found on domestic and code vessels
  • The principles of operation, including limitations, of radar found on domestic and code vessels
  • Be able to set up a radar system for operational 
  • Operate radar for navigation, including collision avoidance 

We hope that you can find the information you require in these pages, if you have any further questions, or require advice, please call us. 

RYA Radar and Advanced Radar courses2017-10-10T10:51:13+01:00

LR Classroom RadarIf a vessel is equipped with Radar, the MCA strongly recommend any member of the crew who is liable to use the radar to undertake appropriate training in it’s use.

The 1 day RYA Radar course covers the basics of radar operation. This classroom based course uses our radar simulators and covers:
Switching on and setting up
Understanding the picture
Refining the picture
Radar reflectors
Radar and collision avoidance
Fixing and monitoring position by radar
Pilotage by radar

We can also combine the 1 day RYA Radar course with a second day afloat on our Advanced Radar course on our motorboat taking your Radar usage and understanding to the next level. On the water we put the above skills into practice and learn how to deal with practical radar issues afloat. This second day really consolidates your theory knowledge and puts it into practice so you can use your radar confidently.

The 1 day RYA Radar course is £110. The cost of the combined course is £250. Lunch and training materials are included.

Bookings can be made by contacting the office 01752 408270 or online.

As the price of equipment falls, the use of radar is becoming increasingly common. However, as with most electronic equipment, best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly.

The RYA Radar course starts from basics by looking at the way a radar set works and then goes on to demonstrate how the different adjustments and features available affect the working of the set. Other subjects covered include target definition, radar reflectors, types of radar displays, radar plotting and the use of radar for navigation and collision avoidance. At the end of the course students are awarded with an RYA Radar course certificate.

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