MCA – 5 Day – Small Ships Navigation & Radar

What We Cover

The 5 day course covers:

  • The principles of chartwork and electronic charts
  • Weather reports
  • Radar theory and practical
  • Bridge watchkeeping

Assessment and Certification

 This is a practical, hands on course using our full mission bridge simulator for radar and electronic chart systems . Exercises will simulate real watchkeeping scenarios which can be applied to the coastal sea area.

There is no formal exam during the course, but students must demonstrate good navigational practice which will be assessed during the bridge simulator exercises.

Successful students will obtain MCA certification enabling them to meet the requirements of the Workboat Code, Appendix 2, related to the operational use of Radar.

In section 2.11.1 it states:   In any vessel that carries radar, the Master and any member of the crew who is likely to use the radar is strongly recommended to undertake appropriate training e.g. the Small Ships Navigation and Radar Course.

Further Reading

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Course Information

Course Dates

Please see the bottom of this block for current dates or phone us on  01752 770589.


Course Duration

5 Day

Course Cost

£1025.00 (Inc. VAT)


Pre-Course Requirements

Eligibility to attend the course is based on your work role and experience.  It is expected that you will have some navigational experience. 





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