Dynamic Positioning Simulator/advanced

Duration 4 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £1,402.00 + VAT
Venue North East Scotland College


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
04 May - 07 May 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
25 May - 28 May 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
15 Jun - 18 Jun 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
06 Jul - 09 Jul 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
27 Jul - 30 Jul 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
17 Aug - 20 Aug 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 3
07 Sep - 10 Sep 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
28 Sep - 01 Oct 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
05 Oct - 08 Oct 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
26 Oct - 29 Oct 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
16 Nov - 19 Nov 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
07 Dec - 10 Dec 2020 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4

About this course

Practical Content 70% Theoretical Content 30%

Target Audience

Personnel intending to become DP operators and who have completed both the DP induction course and the Nautical institute required DP watch keeping sea time.

Course Length (Days)


Course Aims

To provide simulated training in the practice of Dynamic Positioning that complements a delegate's sea going experience and the preceding induction course with simulated exercises including faults, errors and failures. The course is designed to meet the needs of the marine and offshore industries and is accredited by the Nautical Institute Training Scheme.

Course Content

  • Simulated exercises based on case studies
  • N.I Online Exam and Practical Assessment.


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.

Special Requirements

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

N.I Training Scheme Transition

Period between the old and new training schemes. The old scheme and its policies will remain valid for those who started training prior to 1st Jan 2015. All trainee DPOs who started the training scheme before Jan 2015 will have their training assessed on the old dp scheme rules.

Trainee DPOs who start the training scheme from 1st January 2015 (IE induction course) will carry on training under the criteria and conditions set up for the new training scheme.


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

Very happy with this course, it has brought up my level of understanding

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Course very informative, Lecturer knowledgeable and professional with effective means of imparting knowledge

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

This course has given me a lot more understanding of pressure testing and will be very useful in the future

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

Really good set up in this course and exceeded my original expectations. Will definitely recommend to others. Training and coaching was second to none and more importantly realistic

Darren Honeyman
Talisman Sinopec Energy Uk Ltd

Although being apprehensive about attending the course, I was made to feel at ease and enjoyed the overall experience. I would not hesitate to recommend to others

Roger Murray
Petrojarl Floating Production (uk) Ltd

Excellent course with realistic situations. Great use of feedback after excercises.

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

Great course, valuable lessons learned. The experience and knowledge shared is of great benefit

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

Great course especially the simulator. Good that the lecturer has past and ongoing practical experience

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Instructors were very knowledgeable and good training. Very good practical training

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Excellent facilities, excellent support from ASET team, would recommend ASET without hesitation

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

Lecturer was very thorough throughout course. Enjoyed having the chance to improve original skills and learn from an experienced person

Sean Burrows
Quick Flange UK

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Thoroughly enjoyed this course, it has been extremely useful and I will take all of the learning back to my own facilities. Materials and environment were all excellent as were the ASET team

Warren O’Neill
BG Group


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