Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction course
The Dynamic Positioning Induction course (formally known as DP Basic) is the first phase in obtaining a Nautical Institute DP Operators Certificate.
This course involves both theory (~80%) and practical training (~20%) on Modal Training’s KONGSBERG K-Sim Class C DP simulator (at least one simulator to two students) and covers the following topics:
- Principles of DP
- Elements of the DP system
- Practical operation of the DP system
- Position reference systems
- Environment sensors and ancillary equipment
- Power generation and supply and propulsion
- DP operations
This course is delivered in English and requires candidates to have a good standard of verbal and written English, including industry relevant terminology.
This course will give candidates a knowledge of the general principles of DP and DP systems and their use and limitations prior to gaining practical experience on-board a DP vessel.
The minimum qualification is set at:
- STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3 Deck
- STCW Regulation III/1 – III /2 – III/3 – III/6 Engine
- STCW Regulation III/6 for ETOs
For further information and clarification on the minimum qualification requirements for this course please see Appendix B of the Nautical Institute's Dynamic Positioning Accreditation and Certification Scheme Standard v1.1 http://www.nialexisplatform.org/media/429324/dynamic-positioning-accreditation-and-certification-scheme-standard-10th-january-2017-v11.pdf
Candidates are responsible for ensuring that they meet the entry requirements for the course. Your documentation will be checked before training begins on the first day, and if you do not meet the entry requirements you will not be allowed to continue, but you will still be charged.
Area of Skill
Dynamic Positioning Courses
Classroom and desktop simulator
Online multiple choice examination conducted at Modal Training, using the NI’s ‘TestReach’ system.