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STCW Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, Booking Info.
40 Hrs
Course Price:
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Course Outline

This course is designed to train candidates in the safe and efficient use of ECDIS, interfaced with other onboard equipment to maintain safety of navigation. The course provides a stand-alone ECDIS certificate in accordance with Regulation II/1 of the STCW Convention 1978 as amended (Manila Amendments).

Combining the essential theory of ECDIS and practical exercises on our dedicated bridge simulation suite, candidates will experience a variety of passage scenarios with opportunities to test their new skills with their existing bridge watch keeping knowledge.

Course Detail

The ECDIS course will take place over 5 days at our dedicated training facilities in Cowes using our bridge simulation suite. Topics covered will include

  • Legal aspects and requirements of ECDIS
  • Types of electronic charts and ECDIS data
  • Presentation of data
  • Basic navigational functions
  • Special functions for route planning and monitoring
  • Manual and automatic updating of charts
  • Errors in displayed data
  • Errors of interpretation of data
  • Status information, warnings and alarms
  • System integrity monitoring
  • ECDIS back-up and the dangers of over-reliance on ECDIS

What you will get on completion of the course

There will be both written and practical assessments during the course. On successful completion you will be issued with a MCA/ STCW certificate.

Entry Requirements

You should be over 18 years of age. The course is intended for those required to hold an ECDIS certificate. You will be in possession of an Officer of the Watch Certificate. If you do not hold an Officer of the Watch/Certificate of Competency certificate we can still issue you with an attendance certificate until you get your COC.


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


The cost for the ECDIS course is now on offer at £750.00 inc VAT.

The package price is now £950 inc VAT (course plus accommodation).

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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Your Identification Card

    You must bring an official form of identification, such as your Passport, Discharge Book , Driving Licence or National ID.