(HAMPSHIRE, United Kingdom) — eMaritime Group has written a new five-day simulator operators training course (SOTC) and will launch it with a free session June 19-23 at eMaritime Group headquarters in Whiteley, Hampshire.
The SOTC course has been written to give anyone who wishes to learn how to teach on a maritime simulator the necessary skills, teaching techniques and aids within a standard bridge simulator environment. The course is generic to simulator training in general and so can be applied to any make or model of simulator.
Course topics covered include role of a simulator operator, simulation equipment management, Rules of the Road, ship-handling principles, shipboard emergency procedures, and responsibility of a simulator operator in critical situations.
"The simulator has become a vital tool for maritime colleges and companies all over the world," said course author George Ward. "But as a company that runs two 'Train the Trainer' courses, we are only too aware of their complexity which not only can be overwhelming to the instructors, but also they're not getting the most out of the simulators' potential. We've written the SOTC course to address these issues, and we would love to invite those who are interested in attending to the inaugural five-day course."
For more information, visit www.ecdis.org/sotc.