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If you are an individual looking to work on a workboat, it is essential to ensure you have the correct qualifications and training.

With the imminent arrival of Workboat Code Edition 3, it is a requirement that crew have necessary competency qualifications and regular refresher training in not only skippering but also Electronic Chart plotters and Radar. You & Sea have SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) approval for Level 3 Award on Maritime Studies: Use of Radar and Electronic Chart Systems in Code Vessels.

The SQA Use of Radar and Electronic Chart Systems in Code Vessels qualification has been developed with the Merchant Navy Training Board and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to ensure it is ‘fit for purpose.’ Whilst initially aimed at meeting the training requirements of the 2014 Workboat code, these units are suitable for any member of crew operating the radar and/or electronic chart systems, for example, workboat master, watchkeeper and crew on workboats. The MCA have confirmed in MIN 522 that the Radar module can be used on its own for the radar endorsement under the Boatmaster scheme. The courses are taught using the latest ECDIS/Transas Simulators with real charts and scenarios.

You & Sea training courses are backed by a team of experienced instructors/trainers and examiners who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with others. They bring real-world experience to the classroom, giving you a practical understanding of what it takes to succeed in the industry.

Overall it is crucial to prioritise safety when working on or with workboats and ensuring that you and your team are adequately trained and qualified is a crucial step towards achieving this goal.

You & Sea offer the full range of RYA courses from Powerboat to Yachtmaster Offshore and all the ancillary navigation and Radio courses. In addition we can also provide any level of refresher training, consultancy on qualifications, vessel manning and staff CPD.
Contact us on office@youandsea.com or 01436640303 or visit us on stand 121. We are always delighted to chat about how to further your or your teams training.