Videotel, Safebridge Boost ECDIS Training

Posted by Michelle Howard
Thursday, February 06, 2014

With ECDIS training continuing to be high on the shipping agenda, Videotel, in conjunction with Safebridge, now offers participants an entry into three times as many type-specific ECDIS modules as its nearest competitor.
 


“With constant demands for greater flexibility from crew and STCW requirements calling for proficiency in working with the specific type of ECDIS system found on board, bridge personnel have to ensure they have the right training to work on the equipment they are given,” explained Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel Marine International. “Offering a truly blended approach, Videotel provides the foundation stage which then allows delegates to progress to type-specific training offered by Safebridge – either online with real-time simulation, or in locations around the world.”
 


“The Videotel MCA approved IMO Model Course 1.27 (2012 edition) covers perhaps one of the most important subjects we have undertaken, providing the very mindset and understanding so essentially required on the principles of the ECDIS system and how it should be used to facilitate navigational safety.
 


“Intended for all deck officers as part of their mandatory ECDIS training, participants will leave with an understanding of the principles of ECDIS, the fundamentals of ECDIS capability and operation and will know how to use the system for route planning and monitoring. Importantly, they will also know the limitations of ECDIS and the dangers of over-reliance.”


Created with the input of the IMO, Videotel’s ECDIS Training Course follows the new STCW Manila amendments and the 2012 IMO Model Course 1.27. This course provides a sound mind-set and understanding of the principles of the ECDIS system and how it should be used to facilitate navigational planning.
 


The course, available on VOD and VOD Online such that study can take place seamlessly at sea or on shore, is delivered in a modular form, using self-paced, interactive eLearning CBT. Comprehensive instructions are provided to the candidates to guide them through the course. The CBT contains English text and narration, short video sequences, graphics and interactives.



Subsequent training can be taken anywhere there is internet access, even at the officer’s home, so there is no restriction on where to do the training. It even delivers the OEM’s type-approved ECDIS software via the internet to the student’s computer, so he can practice on the real ECDIS software even when he is at home.  The course features three modes:

 

  • GuideMe (The Guided Tutorial explaining all the functions needed for type-specific training featuring more than the ones required by MCA in MIN 442)
  • Freeplay (Allows live interaction with the type-approved ECDIS software)
  • TestMe (Interactive test on the live ECDIS)


The course structure is in line with the classroom training courseware used by all ETC Training Centers worldwide.



After successfully passing the test the student will also receive a manufacturer approved Certificate on successfully completed type-specific training. Available for nearly all major manufacturers, courses can be allocated by the crew operator on demand 24/7 if required.

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