This model course is based on the partial requirements of Regulations II/4 of Chapter II of the amended annex to 1978 STCW Convention and Section A-II/4 of Chapter 1 and 2 of STCW Code 1995 mandatory requirements for ratings forming part of a navigational watch, navigational functions at the support and Section B-II/4, guidance regarding ratings forming part of a navigational watch involving steering or helmsmanship.
This course is principally intended for the candidates for certification who shall:
- Be not less than 16 years of age
- Have completed the Basic Safety Course and passed the Ishihara test
- Have completed seagoing service including not less than six months training and experience or special training, either pre-sea or on board, including an approved period or seagoing service which shall not be less than two months.
- Meet the standard of competence specified in Section A-II of the STCW-78 Convention as amended in 1995.