Navigation & Radar - Blended Learning - Learn the Theory at Home or at Sea - the most economical way to train

Fully MCA Approved

This is the 21st Century way of gaining the MCA Officer of the Watch Navigation and Radar Certificate


This STCW Manila 2010 course means that an overall MCA certificate can be obtained by a system of combining theory and practice by Blended Learning. Ocean Training Online will provide all the theory subjects (wherever you are in the world - at home or at sea)

After successful completion of the Theory exams we then feed you into one of our associated colleges - to complete the practical (Bridge Simulator) five day course

Thus great savings are to be had as you do not have the expense of living away to learn your theory and save on travel and accommodation costs.

Also you may do the theory on a vessel at sea, in your spare time and therefore can "Earn while you Learn"

The first two thirds of the OOW Navigation and Radar course can be completed at home or whilst working on board ship.

You can complete the course in your own time and pace

You will be allocated your own personal tutor who will guide you through the course and mark your assignments

The actual time at college is then only five days. This approach to training will suit many seafarers/superyacht crew and their employers.


This MCA Blended Learning course will take you 60 hours to learn the theory. Then 5 days at College on the Bridge Simulator

The theory element must be completed within 12 months of the date of enrolment


This Unit is split into 12 Modules and will consist of Modules on these subjects:

Collision Regulations,



Electronic Navigation Aids,






Candidates must have completed the RYA/ICT Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore course or the RYA Coastal Skipper course with appropriate sea time


Ocean Training Software (Windows or MAC) Supplied on a USB Stick - this means that you have everything up front - ready to go

Ocean Training Almanac

5 Admiralty Paper Charts

Admiralty Tidal Stream Atlas

Chart Symbols (5011)

375 + Ocean Training Animations which enhance the learning - So good that even the MCA use them for staff training and Coastguard Training


Once the theory element is complete you will undertake an exam. Upon passing this we will then forward you to the Bridge Simulator element of the course at a nautical college.

There is a separate fee for this - please see the Ocean training website


This involves spending 5 days at one of our associated Colleges. You will learn all the practical elements of the course and learn the full details of being an Officer of the Watch on a Superyacht

There is an IAMI exam fee of £150

All courses within the UK are sent by first class post - Courses going abroad go via Fedex speedy delivery


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"Earn While you Learn"