MCA Approved
Seafish Authority Approved
SQA Approved
SGS
Apprenticeships
RYA Approved
UKCS Approved
Edexcel Approved

ROV Long Course


Course Outline

The ROV Long Course, meets and extends the requirements of IMCA R04 (IMCA C 005 Rev.3) for ROV Pilot Technician, Grade 2. The course runs for seven weeks and follows the Code of Practice for the Safe and Efficient Operation of Remotely Operated Vehicles, IMCA R 004 Rev.3. The course has been developed for students who initially do not have the required technical qualification but display the necessary required abilities to become a competent ROV Pilot Technician:- Enthusiasm, Team Player, Good Communications Skills, Self-Motivated, Practical Ability and Common Sense.

This is an intensive course with a high percentage of the course given over to practical ROV Piloting experience as well as a grounding in electrical, electronics and hydraulics. You will be operating from M/V Explorer an ROV support vessels, in the challenging waters around the Isle of Wight, training in tidal conditions with variable visibility. Lectures and other training will take place onboard M/V Sea Trident, giving you first-hand experience of what to expect when working offshore as an ROV Pilot Technician.

  • Practical experience flying a number of Observation Class ROVs
  • Wide variety of ROV dive operations including deep water, wreck and night dives.
  • Proficiency in ROV Maintenance with a strong emphasis placed on fault finding
  • Training with various launch and recovery methods including HIAB, Containerised LARS and Running Lock Latch.
  • The course is augmented with basic seamanship and maritime skills, preparing students for a career offshore on a wide range of vessels.

Learning Mode

The ROV Long Course runs for 7 weeks (excluding weekends) and is delivered through a combination of theory and hands-on exercises with focus on the practical elements of training.

As already stated, theory sessions are taught onboard M/V Sea Trident in the dedicated ROV classroom. Practical Technical Training takes place in the onboard Engineering Workshop and ROV Shack.

The course comprises classroom and workshop training in:-

  • Personal Protection Equipment ( PPE)
  • ROV Safety including Risk Assessment, Permits to Work and Accident Reporting.
  • Basic foundations in electrical, electronics and hydraulic engineering to a level required to perform the duties of an ROV technician.
  • ROV Component Parts
  • Maintenance and Fault Finding
  • ROV Hydraulics
  • High Voltage – IMCA R 005 Rev.1
  • Communications within the ROV environment
  • Basic Marine Safety and Seamanship Essentials
  • Introduction to Marine Survey, Charting and Tides.

Assessment includes a weekly progress test as well as a final written test which students must pass to successfully complete the course. There is also ongoing individual assessment and scrutiny of practical ROV piloting skills, culminating in a final personal assessment and report of individual students. On successful completion of the course students will be issued with IMCA ROV Pilot Log Books.

 

Entry Requirements

You should be over 18 years of age and display the necessary required abilities to become a competent ROV Pilot Technician, with good communications skills, self-motivated, practical ability and common sense.

To confirm your suitability for the course it is necessary to undergo a short telephone interview with our senior ROV instructor to be sure that you have the necessary ability, motivation and background.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided onboard the M/V Sea Trident, moored alongside Red Ensign Training in West Cowes. Offered on a full board basis, cabins with either shared communal washroom or a shared en-suite (subject to availability). Please call 01983 294088 or email for more information.

Costs

The cost of this course is £9,950 inclusive of VAT.

Course Enquiry Form

In order for us to be able to deal with your request as quickly and effectively as possible, please fill in as much information as you can in the form below.


Booking Info.
Duration:
7 weeks
Course Price:
£9950.00
With Accommodation:
Not Available
Group Bookings:
Available
NEED HELP?    +44 (0) 1983 294088
Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Telephone Interview

    To confirm your suitability for the course it is necessary to undergo a short telephone interview with our senior ROV instructor to be sure that you have the necessary technical background.