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  
16 Aug - 19 Aug 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 1
06 Sep - 09 Sep 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
27 Sep - 30 Sep 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
04 Oct - 07 Oct 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 4
25 Oct - 28 Oct 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 3
15 Nov - 18 Nov 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,402.00 + VAT North East Scotland College 2
06 Dec - 09 Dec 2021 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 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.

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

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

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

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited 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

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

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

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

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

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

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
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

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

Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

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

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

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

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

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

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte Ltd

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate


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