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Specialist Courses in Marine Radio Communication

GMDSS General Operator Certificate (GOC) 

The GOC certificate is the highest GMDSS operators qualification suitable for the professional mariner including Merchant Navy Deck Officers, offshore Radio Operators serving on mobile platforms and Commercial Yachtmasters.

This M.C.A. certificate can be STCW endorsed and permits the holder to operate the radio installation on GMDSS compliant/compulsorily equipped vessels operating in any of the GMDSS Sea areas (A1 - A4).

Course Structure

8 consecutive days, including examination. 

5 candidates maximum, each student has their own equipment to work with.

Theory is underpinned with practical work on a wide range of GMDSS equipment.

The examination has 3 elements:

- Radio Procedures     (25 minutes written paper)
- Voice exercise         (Simulated Distress)
- Practical operation of GMDSS systems

The examination is toward the end of day eight and may finish late.

We work hard to ensure you have the knowledge and practical ability you require.

Your instructors breadth of experience in training and radio communication is unrivalled,

We have spent many years as MCA GMDSS examiners. 

To view your instuctors career click here.

About/Location

Course Requirements

Two passport photographs and either your passport or discharge book.

Fluency in English: Although there is no nationality requirement all candidates must be fluent in both English and the phonetic alphabet. You should be over 18 years of age.

Recommended reading: ‘GMDSS A User’s Handbook’ By Denise Brehaut. Published by Adlard Coles Nautical ISBN 978-1408114933

STCW requirements: seafarers who hold UK certificates who have to comply with requirements of the STCW Code must have their GMDSS Certificates endorsed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). 

The following links may also prove useful – Application for initial STCW endorsement and Training and certification and guidance.

Course Fee  

737     for 8 days, best value course, why pay more?

                Plus the MCA exam fee, currently 160

WESTCOURT MANOR  and
NORTHCOURT MANOR are next door and offer afordable comfortable accommodation.

Included - a simple light lunch, tea, coffee, and biscuits.

Accommodation is available a short walk away at NORTHCOURT MANOR  or at WESTCOURT MANOR.   Prices start at about 35 night, bed and excellent full English Breakfast at Westcourt, you should  choose and book your own accommodation early.
 

Good food is also available all day at the Crown Inn, in the beautiful village of Shorwell (AONB),  just a few steps away. 

Course Dates:  

2018  

8 consecutive days 

july      23rd- 30th           full

SEPT.    24TH -OCT 1ST      1 space

We will also endeavour to run a personalised course around your available free time.

Contact us if you would like to discuss this option.

We are only as good as our last course. 

FEEDBACK FROM JUNE: The course exceeded my expectations by far.The stucture coupled to Kims educational approach, enthusiasm and deep knowledge made a serious difference.Something which cannot be taken for granted considering both the complexity of the course content and the mass of information which needs to be covered. The individual support was in this regard of extreme value. The scenic surroundings in Shorwell as well as the tailored classroom environment contributed to the achieved results. I would like to recommend anybody with the need for a GOC to make use of Kim and R.T.Training.     Capt. Ulf Strom, Stockholm.

Book onto a course

To book onto a course, please contact us on 07968 229335 or info@marineradio.co.uk. We ask you to pay a 100 deposit (non refundable) by cheque or money transfer. The balance to be paid on the second day of the course if you are  pleased with the tuition and equipment, and you wish to complete the course.

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Address: Kim Holt, RT Training, 4 Northcourt Close, Shorwell, Isle of Wight,
PO30 3LD Phone: +44 (0)7968 229335 
Email: info@marineradio.co.uk  or via the form