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You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
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We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) Generic IMO 1.27

The aim of the ECDIS course is to train Bridge Watchkeeping Officers and other interested personnel in the use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems.

The essential legal and theoretical background to the use and carriage of ECDIS is covered in sufficient detail to allow the student to use the systems correctly and safely.

It meets the requirements laid down in Regulation II/1 and II/2 of the STCW 2010 Manila Amendment (Revised 2012 Edition) and table A1-II/1 and A-II/2 of the STCW Code.

Successful completion of this course will result in the issue of STCW certification for generic ECDIS training (to IMO 1.27) and Transas Navi Sailor 4000 ECDIS Type Specific equipment training

Pre- Course Requirements

Basic computer skills

Course Content

The course will focus on the following topics:

  • Legal aspects and requirements
  • Main types of electronic charts
  • ECDIS data
  • Presentation of data
  • Sensors
  • Basic navigational functions
  • Special functions for route planning
  • Special functions for route monitoring
  • Updating
  • Additional navigational functions and indications
  • Errors in displayed data
  • Errors of interpretation
  • Status information, warnings and alarms
  • Voyage documentation
  • System integrity monitoring
  • ECDIS back-up
  • Dangers of over-reliance on ECDIS

Course Delivery

ECDIS training takes place on our TRANSAS full mission bridge simulator. It follows the recommendations of IMO Model Course 1.27 and concentrates on the safe and efficient use of ECDIS at sea in a variety of conditions, from ocean passages to pilotage.

In addition, practical exercises using desktop simulators reinforce the theory and provide an opportunity to develop and practice responses to emergency situations and use reversionary modes, including loss of GPS signal.

Assessment and Certification

Successful completion of this course will result in the issue of STCW certification for generic ECDIS training (to IMO 1.27)

Client Testimonials

The lecturer’s style of teaching is guaranteed to place any student at ease. He is an eloquent and thoroughly professional teacher. The simulation suite is an excellent resource, which helped transfer the learning content of the course with ease. The exercises and frequent quizzes were a very effective method of ensuring the subject knowledge was being retained by the students. A thoroughly enjoyable course. Thank you. ECDIS Candidate, February 2017

The instructor is a fantastic teacher, so knowledgeable and helpful. ECDIS Candidate, March 2018

Good pace of learning. Interactive tests approved. Good teacher; will come back in the future. ECDIS Candidate, August 2018


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ECDIS Generic Course Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. if you would like further information about the course or to discuss future course dates then please phone us on 01752 770589

ECDIS Chart Display - Generic Training Course

Course Cost

Course Fee (Inc. VAT) £960.00

Course Duration

5 Days

Approved By

MCA Approved ECDIS Training Course

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