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Officer of the Watch Navigation and Radar Course

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8/30/2024 2:00:00 PM


9 months ago

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About the course

The OOW Navigation course is taught Monday to Friday for the duration of three weeks. The first two weeks are classroom based and in the first week you will cover all the required principles for chartwork, secondary port tidal calculations and radar plotting. The second week focuses on theory based subjects such as Radar and ARPA principles – operation and use, AIS, GPS, bridge and watchkeeping procedures, voyage planning and rules of the road. You will also have guided mock exams throughout the second week in preparation for your IAMI exam at the end of this module.

The third week will see practical use of your skills set in a simulator environment where rules of the road, watchkeeping and bridge procedures in varying conditions will be both taught and assessed continuously.

We understand that this is probably the most difficult exam that you will undertake en route to gaining your MCA license, but rest assured our experienced instructors are aware of exactly what it takes to guide you through the syllabus and be as prepared as possible for the exam.


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.

Navigation and Radar is not a course that you can just turn up for and pass easily, it’s a tough exam. The more that you put in in terms of pre-course study and hours when you are here, the more you will get out of the course – and you will have given yourself the best chance of passing that exam. What is guaranteed, is that we will do everything we can to help you get there.

  • At least RYA Yachtmaster certificate, together with the corresponding RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate
  • Plus STCW Basic Training.

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

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This course includes sections on the Collision Regulations, Chart Work, Buoyage, Electronic Navigation Aids, ECDIS, AIS, Radar and ARPA.

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