Merchant Navy & Yacht Crew Training

LAIRDSIDE MARITIME CENTRE

The Lairdside Maritime Centre is part of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). The University has an extensive maritime history with experience in the training and development of Maritime Professionals, Deck Officers and Marine Engineers, and the provision of Graduate and Postgraduate Degree courses in the Maritime and Transport Industries.

Lairdside Maritime Centre currently provides the facilities to meet the training needs of the maritime industry. At the heart of the Centre is a ship-handling simulator that is amongst the most advanced in Europe and currently the only one in the UK with a 360° field-of-view visual system.

The center offers a full range of navigational and ship-handling courses with a high degree of realism. In addition, there are facilities for GMDSS radio courses and non-simulator courses as well as access to all LJMU maritime degree and non-degree programs.

Training Programs

Bridge Navigation Courses

  • Bridge Team Management (5 days)
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (3 days)
  • Bridge Resource Management (3 or 5 days)
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) - 3 days
  • General Ship Handling (3 days)
  • High Speed Navigation (2-5 days)
  • Navigation and Radar (Small Vessels) – 5 days
  • Navigation and Radar (Management Level) – 9 days

Crisis Management Courses

  • Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1 day)
  • Crowd Management (½ day)
  • Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety, Hull Integrity (½ day)
  • Crisis Management with Simulation (2 days)

Radio Communications Courses

  • GMDSS - General Operators Certificate (9 days)
  • GMDSS - Long Range Certificate (4 to 5 days)
  • GMDSS - Restricted Operators Certificate (3 days)
  • GMDSS - Introductory Radio Maintenance (1 day)
  • Marine VHF Operator (1 day)
  • Search and Rescue on Scene Coordinator (1 day)

ISM Auditor Courses

  • ISM Internal Lead Auditor (2 days)
  • ISM Internal Lead Auditor (2days)
  • ISM Appreciation (1 day)

Security Courses

  • SPS Code - Ship Security Officer (MCA) – 3 days
  • ISPS Code - Company Security Officer (IMO) – 4 days
  • ISPS - Internal Auditor (Ship Security Plan) – 2 days
  • ISPS - Internal Auditor PFSP – 2 days
  • SPS Code – Appreciation (1 day)
  • SPS Code - Port Facility Security Officer (TRANSEC) – 3 days
  • SPS - Ship's Crew Familiarization Training (1 day)
  • ISPS Code - Ship Security Officer (IMO) – 3 days
  • ISPS - Training for Port Facility Security Staff (1 day)
  • ISPS - Training for Senior Management (½ day)

Medical Courses

  • Elementary First Aid (1 day)
  • Medical First Aid on Board (4 days)
  • Medical Care on Board Ship (5 days)
  • Medical Care on Board Ship – Refresher (3 days)

Safety Training

  • Basic Safety Training (5 days)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (4 days)
  • Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (3 days)
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (PSSR) – ½ day
  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST) - 1 day
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (PSC & RB) - 5 days

Yacht Crew Training

  • Medical First Aid on Board
  • GMDSS - General Operators Certificate
  • General Ship Knowledge
  • Navigation and Radar
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Medical Care on Board Ship
  • Navigation, ARPA and Radar Simulation
  • Seamanship and Meteorology
  • Stability
  • Business and Law

Miscellaneous Courses

  • Merchant Navy Shipboard Disciplinary (1 day)
  • On Board Assessment (3 days)
  • Shipboard Safety Officer (3 days)
  • Tanker familiarization and tanker safety
  • Training for Instructors (5 days)
  • UK - Legal and Administrative Process (Grade 1 for Master) – 5 days