Dynamic Positioning Simulator/advanced

Duration 4 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £1,402.00 + VAT
Venue Marine Training Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
26 Sep - 29 Sep 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 3
03 Oct - 06 Oct 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 4
24 Oct - 27 Oct 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 4
14 Nov - 17 Nov 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 4
05 Dec - 08 Dec 2022 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT Marine Training Centre 4

About this course

Practical Content 70% Theoretical Content 30%

Target Audience:

Personnel intending to become Dynamic Positioning Operators and who have completed both the Dynamic Positioning Induction course and the Nautical institute required watch keeping sea time.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • To provide personnel, who have recently moved into a Dynamic Positioning role, the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills when dealing with common faults, errors and failures during Dynamic Positioning operations.

Course Content

• Study of DP incidents
• Construction and use of work site diagrams, charts and vessel templates for use in DP operations
• Preparation of plans for a projected DP operation, contingency plans for expected deviations and emergencies
• Participation in simulated situations in a variety of DP operations while handling routine and emergency situations
• Risk and safety analysis, and defining DP equipment classes
• The DP system’s utilization of position measurements, and tests on position reference systems


Each delegate will undertake an online Nautical Institute multiple-choice examination and a practical assessment to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes listed above


Course delegates will undertake realistic and live DP operational tasks in typical marine situations using the very latest Kongsberg K-Sim DP NI Class B High Fidelity Simulator, which features 120 degree panoramic view and Class C desktop 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.

Required Instructor Qualification/Experience

• II/2 STCW CoC Certificate
• Minimum 5 years experience in Marine Operations
• Nautical Institute approved Training Instructor

Min/Max Number of Delegates

1/6, course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.

Pre Course Entry Requirements

Entry to this course as part of the Nautical Institute scheme requires delegates to have completed the minimum required sea service and to have attended a recognized Dynamic Positioning Induction course.

Notes to Customers

To set up a course specifically for your company or if the dates above are not suitable please contact the ASET Customer Service Team for additional dates.

Good well instructed course. Team were excellent and made me fully at ease.

John James Penman
CNR International

Good course and made very enjoyable through the amount of hands on experience we got.

Cieran Geddes
RelyOn Nutec

Steve was very helpful, knows what he is talking about and communicates it well. Very good practical side to the course.

Mark Johnston

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the way it was ran. Plenty of opportunities to work as a team and experience the new simulator.

Graham Morgan
Private Delegate

Very good course – lots of practical work.

James Stewart
RelyOn Nutec

Toby has a wealth of knowledge and experience on the subject of DP. He delivers the course very well.

Ryan Palmer
Trinity House

A very competent and experienced team. Assessor was first class and his previous experience was very clear. I will recommend ASET to my team and my company for OIM Assessment.

Ryan Fiske

Very enjoyable course. Learnt and refreshed a lot of knowledge. Ian explains things very well and makes it easy to understand.

Jamie Wilson
KCA Deutag Drilling

Excellent course – by far the best I have been on. Good mix of practical and theory. Instructor very knowledgeable and good training method.

Gareth Weston
Dana Petroleum

Well structured. Excellent feedback and advice from the assessor.

Dale Checksfield
Chrysaor E & P Services UK

Excellent course which was both interesting and essential to my offshore role, would definitely recommend.

Darren Mcdonald
CNR International

Course well-presented / managed with COVID restrictions in place.

Allen Price
TAQA Bratani Ltd

Excellent course and well instructed. Facilities on campus are excellent.

Craig Mackay
Hexion UK

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel I have learnt a lot

Nyall Robertson
RelyOn Nutec

Instructor was a subject matter expert and a fountain of knowledge.

Robert Briant
RelyOn Nutec

Instructor very experienced and knowledgeable. Good set up in Switch room/training area.

Stuart Mulpetre
RelyOn Nutec

arine “Very good interaction with the class by lecturer. Toby is knowledgeable, experienced and informative individual. His teaching techniques and approach to the subject are clear and precise. Toby has the ability to share the knowledge, technical and practical experience at its best to the students. I will look forward to participating in DP courses in the future.

Tomasz Bak
RelyOn Nutec

Course was very good. Would recommend to others

Kyle Doig
RelyOn Nutec

Course was organised very well. Tutors were very knowledgeable and helpful.

Bart Leyland
Private Delegate

Good course produced, great setup of facilities and the instructor was very knowledgeable of all tests received.

Alan Sinclair
Sparrows Group

Excellent course, well presented by the Instructor. Course certainly makes you think (which is good).

Ken Nisbet
RelyOn Nutec

The course instructor was highly knowledgeable, described all methods of the course in a very easy way to understand. Overall excellent.

Ryan Maloney
RFL Electrical

Excellent materials provided, delivery of content excellent – clear and concise.

Brendan Farren
Private Delegate

Excellent set up and scenarios. Very experienced Instructors.

James McGinley

The changes to this course very welcome. Ian has time to explain best practice and even corrected a few bad habits he noticed. Very happy this is probably the best course associated with my job.

Gavin Kennedy
Dolphin Drilling

The plant area is an excellent training area. Useful for training in a safe and clean environment.

Tony Coyle
Harbour Energy

Excellent course, right duration and opportunity for hands on switching exposure.

Neil Mcbain

Instructors were excellent from start to end. Course was enjoyable – would recommend.

Ben Adams
Dana Petroleum

Great coaching from the Instructor who guided me well and shared experiences.

John Weston
RelyOn Nutec

Course was very well presented. All tutors were very helpful and friendly.

Michael Rae
NG Bailey Limited

Excellent and informative.

Kevin Mcintosh
Private Delegate

Found this course very beneficial and I feel I will benefit from the knowledge gained from the instructor on this course in my workplace. Would definitely recommend to others.

William Hadden
Macduff Shellfish Ltd

Very well explained and detailed course, learnt a lot.

Connor Burnett
Stork Technical Services

“Highly professional course, very helpful instructors who have delivered substantial relevant knowledge within the scope of all discussed issues/topics and were always there to answer any questions and clarify any uncertainties. I will definitely recommend this course and ASET Training Academy to all my friends and also will be very happy to refresh the course in five years time.

Piotr Kopec
Private Delegate

The course was excellent in delivery and content and I will recommend others for the course.

Stephen Ray
RelyOn Nutec

A well run course with the mix of theory and practical. Totally met my expectations. Facilities was very good with plenty of equipment & tools.

Christopher Fitzpatrick


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