International Oil & Gas Training Academy

Dynamic Positioning Induction/basic

Duration 4 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £1,240.00 + VAT
Venue Gallowgate Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
03 Jul - 06 Jul 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,240.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 3
14 Aug - 17 Aug 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,240.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 4
04 Sep - 07 Sep 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,240.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 5
25 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,240.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 6
23 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,240.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 6
13 Nov - 16 Nov 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,240.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 6
04 Dec - 07 Dec 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £1,240.00 + VAT Gallowgate Centre 6

About this course

Practical Content 55% Theoretical Content 45%

Target Audience

Personnel intending to become DP Operators

'As from 1st January 2012, The Nautical Institute implemented the following criteria for entry onto the DP Operators Training Scheme:

  • The Minimum qualification will be set as STCW Regulation II/1 - II/2 - II/3 Deck and Regulation III/1 – III /2 – III/3 Engine.
  • Alternative appropriate marine vocational qualifications will be considered on a 'case by case' basis
  • Prospective DPO's, who are in the process of training for an STCW certificate can start the DP scheme and complete all the elements, but cannot, apply for the DP certificate until they hold an appropriate STCW certificate.
  • Prospective DPO's, not meeting the above requirements will be able to apply for certification, if they commenced training prior to the implementation date and all elements have been completed within a 5 year period at the time of application.
  • Following implementation all existing DPO certification will be honoured and remain valid. '

Course Length (Days)


Course Aims

To provide introductory training in the theory and practice of Dynamic Positioning that meets the needs of the marine and offshore industries and is accredited by the Nautical Institute Training Scheme.

Course Content

  • Definitions and principles of DP
  • Types and configuration of thruster units
  • Position reference systems
  • Computer operation
  • Concept of redundancy
  • Power management systems
  • Simulated exercises
  • Limitations of position reference systems
  • DP case studies involving problems
  • UTM co-ordinates
  • DP checklists
  • Operational capability graphs
  • Diving practices
  • Problems associated with diving/DP operations
  • Communications
  • Assessment - N.I Online Exam.


The majority of this course is practical hands on training delivered by fully qualified and experienced ex industry personnel using equipment replicated from the onshore and offshore oil and gas working environment. This course uses high fidelity simulation using the very latest Konsberg K-Sim DP NI Class B simulator which features 360 panoramic view and interactive simulation meeting the very latest Nautical Institute standards


ASET Certificate recognised and approved by the Nautical Institute as leading towards the internationally recognised Nautical Institute DP Operators Certificate.

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience

  • Class 1 (Master Mariner) or Class 2 meeting the required standard set by the Nautical Institute.

Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event


Times of Training

08:00 - 16:30.

Course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.


North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN.

Price per Delegate

£1,240 + VAT.

* Cost stated is per delegate


The lecturer was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with the course content as well as providing lots of good information above and beyond the requirements which gave me an insight into the world of DP

Sam Wood
Gulfmark UK Ltd

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