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General Operators Certificate (goc) (gmdss)

Duration 9 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £1,323.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Training Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
17 Sep - 27 Sep 2018 08:30 - 16:30 £1,323.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 6
15 Oct - 25 Oct 2018 08:30 - 16:30 £1,323.00 + VAT Altens Training Centre 5
19 Nov - 29 Nov 2018 08:30 - 16:30 £1,323.00 + 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.

(Note: personnel who are only required to operate on Maritime VHF Frequencies might only require a Restricted Operators Certificate or a Short Range Certificate).

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

Course Length (Days)

9 inc exam

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).

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience

  • GMDSS GOC Certificate, 3 years experience.

Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event


Times of Training

08:30 to 17:00.

Course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.


ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy,
Aberdeen Altens Campus, Hareness Road, Aberdeen, AB12 3LE

Really good course which was greatly delivered

Ross Simpson
A W Training Services

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