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Radiotelephony 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  
09 Aug - 19 Aug 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 1
13 Sep - 23 Sep 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 2
11 Oct - 21 Oct 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 3
15 Nov - 25 Nov 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £1,390.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 3

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.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.


Delegates will undertake a written examination paper, radio communication exercise and operational performance test to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.


Classroom based and live and integrated Fransas computer based software that simulates satellite communication equipment


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.

Excellent course

Arthur Knipe
Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) 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

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

Lecturing was very good, clear and concise

Martin Young
NIIT Limited UK

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

Kevin Blair
KCA Deutag Technical Support Ltd 

Excellent Instructor, thank you!

Klem Lipinski
NIIT Limited UK

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

Graham Speirs
Teekay Voyageur Production Ltd

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

Tom Simpson
Wood Group PSN Ltd

Good course with very knowledgeable instructors

Ross Mackenzie
Private Delegate

Very informative, well presented

John Bey
Wood Group PSN 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

Really good course which was greatly delivered

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

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

Alan Maclean
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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
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Very informative and well taught

Connor Innes
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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
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Very worthwhile course and enlightened with different approaches & various scenarios

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Colin Crichton
Woodgroup PSN

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

Malcolm Anderson
Talisman Energy (UK)

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


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