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Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction course

Course Overview

Course Content

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.

Course Benefits

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.

Entry Requirements

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

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.

Further Details



Area of Skill

Dynamic Positioning Courses

Course Type


Training Type

Classroom and desktop simulator

Approving Body

Nautical Institute

Assessment Method

Online multiple choice examination conducted at Modal Training, using the NI’s ‘TestReach’ system.

Why Modal Training
Strategically positioned at the heart of the Humber Energy Estuary, we are the UK’s first centre for integrated, multimodal logistics training.