General Operators Certificate (goc) (gmdss)

Duration 9 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £1,390.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Training Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
08 Feb - 18 Feb 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 1
08 Mar - 18 Mar 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 1
05 Apr - 15 Apr 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 2
10 May - 20 May 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 3
14 Jun - 24 Jun 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 3
12 Jul - 22 Jul 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 6
09 Aug - 19 Aug 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 6
13 Sep - 23 Sep 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 6
11 Oct - 21 Oct 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 6
15 Nov - 25 Nov 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 6

About this course

Practical Content 60% Theoretical Content 40%

Target Audience

Personnel who are required to operate transmitters on Maritime Frequencies. This includes Offshore Radio Operators.

This Certificate provides a licence to operate as required by the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 for persons transmitting on Marine frequenciesCourse Length.

Course Aims

To enable personnel to acquire the competence, knowledge skills and legal requirements necessary to operate maritime radiotelephony equipment in all maritime bands, including maritime satellite bands.

Course Content

  • Safety of life at sea
  • GMDSS communication procedures and regulations
  • Operation of VHF/MF/HF radio equipment
  • Operation of digital selective calling and Navtex equipment
  • Knowledge of the Inmarsat maritime satellite system
  • Operation of standard B , C and Fleet77 maritime satellite equipment
  • E.P.I.R.B.s and S.A.R.T.s.


Classroom, wide range of radiotelephony equipment and computer based simulation programmes.


MCA General Operators Certificate (GMDSS).

Required Instructor Qualification/Experience

  • GOC Certificate
  • 3 years relevant industry experience.

Min/Max Number of Delegates

2/6, course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.

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.

Sorry, there are no dates scheduled for this course at the moment.

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

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

Anjum Shafiq
BG Group

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

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

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

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Good course well presented

Simon Delvin
Aker Offshore Partner

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 worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

William Aitken
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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

Alan Maclean
Dolphin Drilling Personnel Pte 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

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

Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

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

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production 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

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

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

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

Gilbert Duthie
Health and Safety Executive

Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
Petrofac Training Ltd

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


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