Course

GMDSS COURSES

Course Aims
Candidates are able to operate any suitably licensed marine communication equipment appropriate for GMDSS
Sea Areas A1 – A2 – A3 – A4.

Course Objectives
To provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills to obtain the following certificates:

• GOC GENERAL OPERATORS CERTIFICATE
• ROC RESTRICTED OPERATORS CERTIFICATE
• GOC/UPD GENERAL OPERATORS CERTIFICATE UPDATE
• ROC/UPD RESTRICTED OPERATORS CERTIFICATE UPDATE

Course Approvals
STCW'95 A-IV/2

EXAMS TAKE PLACE IN PLACE OF BUSINESS
GMDSS certificates issued by UK Administration can be obtained by sea operators of any nationality.
Certificates cannot be issued to candidates under the age of 18 years.

The initial endorsement expires after five years. Holders are required to apply revalidation.
The validity of this new endorsement is extended up to other five years. No exams are required

Our centre carries out this task (see required documentation)

Courses outlines
GMDSS GOC
GMDSS ROC









Courses outlines & examination procedures GMDSS GOC
9 days including the examination

  • 1 Day
    08.30–12.30 Registration. GMDSS introduction. TRANSAS Simulator introduction.
    13.30–18.00 Distress Regulations & Procedures by DSC and RT
  • 2 Day
    08.30–12.30 Urgency/Safety/Routine Regulations & Procedures by DSC and RT
    13.30–18.00 Test e Check EPIRB/SART/VHF HANDHELD. Radio Log Book. Introduction to RT exercise
  • 3 Day
    08.30–12.30 E.M.W and Frequencies propagation. Aerito and Batteries
    13.30–18.00 toRS & ITU LIST familiarization. Built in Test and Faults. RT examination practice
  • 4 Day
    08.30–12.30 Intro to Satellite Systems. Distress Regulations & Procedures by Sat B
    13.30–18.00 Distress Regulations & Procedures by SAT C and SAT Fleet 77. Introduction to NAVTEX
  • 5 Day
    08.30–12.30 Urgency and Safety Regulations & Procedures by SAT FLEET 77 / B / C
    13.30–18.00 Routine Regulations & Procedures by SAT FLEET 77 / B / C. Equipment practice
  • 6 Day
    08.30–12.30 OPT: Scenarios A/B/C exercise. Mock generto knowledge: Test and Revise.
    13.30–18.00 OPT: Scenarios exercise A/B/C. RT examination practice
  • 7 Day
    08.30–12.30 OPT: Scenarios exercise A/B/C
    13.30–18.00 OPT: Scenarios exercise A/B/C. RT examination practice
  • 8 Day
    08.30–12.30 Examination Administration. Mock Examination
    13.30–18.00 Mock Examination. Examination Revision
  • 9 Day
    EXAMINATION DAY

GOC Examination Procedures & Assessment
UK GMDSS Examinations have theory and practical elements.
The examination consists of THREE elements:

• GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER.
Consists of three written questions plus 12 multiple choice questions. 
25 minutes allowed for this element. Pass mark is 36/48

• OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE TEST 
on the approved range of GMDSS equipment comprising Main Transceiver, DSC MF/HF/VHF Encoder, VHF Transceiver, Navtex Receiver and Telex/Keyboard skills, Inmarsat  Fleet 77 and C terminals or approved simulators, dummy EPIRB and SART, use of documents.
The maximum time for this examination is 90 minutes. Pass mark is 60/86

• RADIOTELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS EXAMINATION 
of simulated operating procedures in respect of SOLAS.
Examination time for six candidates approximately 30 minutes. Pass mark is 36/48

RESIT REQUIREMENTS
At the discretion of the REC, candidates may only be required to RESIT failed sections of the examination providing:
  • re-assessment is conducted at the same REC
  • re-assessment occurs within seven working days of original examination date

NOTEthe FULL examination fee is paid irrespective of the number of sections to be retaken

ISSUE OF CERTIFICATES
On receipt of examination application forms and result of any assessments from the REC, the NAC records the details on a database, files the forms and issues certificates directly to successful candidates. This procedure will normally be completed within three weeks.

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GMDSS GOC Course Schedule 2019

10th January to 18th January
21st January to 29th January
4th February to 12th February
18th February to 26th February
4th March to 12th March
18th March to 26th March
28th March to 5th April
8th April to 16th April
2nd May to 18th May
13th May to 21st May
27th May to 4th June
10th June to 18th June
24th June to 2nd July
8th July to 16th July
18th July to 26th July

SUMMER BREAK

29th August to 6th September
9th September to 17th September
23rd September to 1st October
7th October to 15th October
17th October to 25th October
28th October to 5th November
7th November to 15th November
18th November to 26th November
2nd December to 10th December
12th December to 20th December

The above dates can be changed. While the GMDSS GOC courses are organized continuously, the GMDSS ROC course is included in the calendar only on request.


Courses outlines & examination procedures GMDSS ROC
4 days including the examination

  • 1 Day
    08.30–12.30 Registration. GMDSS Introduction. Regulations & Procedures: Theory 
    13.30–18.00 Regulations & Procedures by VHF DSC and RT. EPIRB, SART, VHF Handheld
  • 2 Day
    08.30–12.30 VHF Radio Propagation. Aerials & Batteries. Built in Tests and Faultt
    13.30–18.00 ALRS & ITU Publications. Navtex. RT exercise. Practice with equipment
  • 3 Day
    08.30–12.30 Practice with VHF DSC/RT and Navtex. RT exercise
    13.30–18.00 Examination Administration. Mock Examination. Examination revision
  • 4 Day
    EXAMINATION DAY

Details

ROC Examination Procedures & Assessment
UK GMDSS Examinations all have theory and practical elements.
The exam consists of THREE elements:

SOLAS may be either written or oral examination, the duration of which is at the discretion of the examiner. There are TWO sections
Section 1: ONE question 10 marks
Section 2: FOURTEEN questions with 1 mark per question
Pass mark is 18/24

• RADIO REGULATION & OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE TEST on marine radio equipment
Examination is typically 45 minutes for each candidate. Pass mark is 45/60

• RADIOTELEPHONY DISTRESS COMMUNICATIONS working of simulated operating procedures in respect of SOLAS.
Examination time for six candidates approximately 30 minutes. Pass mark is 36/48

RESIT REQUIREMENTS
At the discretion of the REC, candidates may only be required to RESIT failed sections of the examination providing:
• re-assessment is conducted at the same REC
• re-assessment occurs within seven working days of original examination date
NOTE: the FULL examination fee is paid irrespective of the number of sections to be retaken.

ISSUE OF CERTIFICATES
On receipt of examination application forms and result of any assessments from the REC, the NAC records the details on a database, files the forms and issues certificates directly to successful candidates. This procedure will normally be completed within three weeks.

GMDSS ROC course schedule

GMDSS ROC courses will be run only on request.


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