Videotel Approved by the MCA For Mandatory ECDIS Training

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has given its formal approval to the Videotel CBT ECDIS blended learning package.

The Videotel course is intended for all deck officers as part of their mandatory ECDIS training and they will leave with an understanding of the principles of ECDIS, the fundamentals of ECDIS capability and operation and will know how to use the system for route planning and monitoring. Importantly, they will also know the limitations of ECDIS and the dangers of over-reliance.

Once this part of the training has been completed successfully, candidates can progress to an ECDIS Training Consortium (ETC) centre for generic and type-specific simulator training. Alternatively, type-specific training can be conducted online at a later stage through Videotel’s collaboration with Safebridge.

The course is delivered in a modular form, using self-paced, interactive CBT (Computer Based Training). Comprehensive instructions are provided to the candidates to guide them through the course. The CBT contains English text and narration, short video sequences, graphics and interactives.

Is the Videotel CBT platform support ENC S-100 imagery and gridded data types, enhanced metadata and multiple encoding formats vector charts.