“Fantastic course! I feel I can join my ship and operate the ECDIS with confidence.”
A great course, relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely come again for any other courses. Have a go on the simulator, it’s great!!
A great course and all were knowledgeable and helpful. Equipment and facilities were excellent.
A good brief introduction to the Sperry system, very useful pre-information before using for real.
On Monday I didn’t even know what ECDIS was! Now I feel I can work at a level approaching that of my colleagues on the course.
The instructor was professional, easy to approach and very knowledgeable, keep it up.
Very professional and positive approach by the instructor. She was well prepared for course.
Good quality training centre which I will recommend to the sailing personal and the owners.
I would recommend anyone requiring this training to use this facility.
As an ex – RN Officer with no experience of ECS/ECDIS, this course was invaluable. Well structured and with excellent training facilities, ECDIS Ltd provide a safe, comfortable environment to learn. Great people too!!
Very good course, good facilities.
All instructors were super.
Can recommend. I’m master with E.R. Schiffahrt of Hamburg.
Having done the generic course here in January 2013, there was really no other place to go.
Brilliant! Now I can confidently drive my ship in DR mode at 40 knots.
Facility and people working inside had made very positive working environment and it was big pleasure to be part of it.
Really well prepared, very informative. Great team and working environment.
Very well organised and informative course.
Thank you for a good course!
Phenomenal facilities and knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff
Facilities for this course were excellent. Trainer was very good indeed. My feedback to my company will be 100% and suggest that this facility is used from now on as one of their main training centre’s. Many thanks
Instructors have a good level of knowledge
Good Facilities and Friendly Staff
A very good and informative course and well presented
Approachable staff who genuinely work to ensure students depart with a good education and knowledge. Great course with great facilities
Hospitality on highest level. It was a real pleasure working with people of ECDIS Ltd
Friendly staff and clean, well specified facilities
I would recommend this course to others, especially “TRANSAS” users of the future
A good course
ECDIS Ltd has a great location, Good vary in equipment and good to see newly improved courses now certified by MCA. Totally Recommended!
ECDIS Ltd was recommended to me as “the best place” to do Generic/Type Specific ECDIS training. I have no reason to disagree, and will pass on the same recommendation
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you for the week. See you again
Excellent centre with good facilities. Instruction good
Standard of presentation and training materials far exceeded other training at other training centres variety of units for Type Specific Training
The instructor was excellent and I learnt a lot of details from the JRC Type Specific ECDIS. I appreciate that very much; it will be very helpful for me when I join the next ship.
It was very good training.
Course is really great, nice environment, very competent instructors and very good hospitality. Overall very good. Keep it up.
I found the lectures to be well presented.
Very good course, like many, there are not enough hours in the day.
Very nice & very good.
Good facilities, simulator was great.
Very good course, nice facility to train in; enjoyable and informative. Friendly staff, thanks for the love hearts.
Informative course which instructor explained very well, in a manner understood at all experiences. Staff were all very friendly.
Nice facility, good equipment and well prepared trainers.
I wish I had done this course 15 years ago! A much needed and valuable course.
I learnt a lot more on this course and feel I will take valuable skills and information away which I will be sure to use in my everyday job. Very friendly and sociable team.
Well situated establishment. Knowledgeable and friendly instructors.
Very informative course. Well presented and yes, the seas will be a little safer now. Thanks ECDIS Ltd
Very impressed with the professional standards shown by the company and staff.
Very knowledgeable staff with good delivery.
An excellent course and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Instructors and facility to anyone contemplating the ECDIS course.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was pitched at the right level for me to be actively engaged, most certainly recommend it.
World-class facility in a very convenient location, the trainer was extremely knowledgeable.
I highly recommend ECDIS Ltd for any Master and Navigator. The facility and instructors are well versed in the courses that they provide.
Very informative course. Well presented and yes, the seas will be a little safer now. Thanks ECDIS Ltd!
Learnt a lot, ready to operate/ use an ECDIS. Thanks
Excellent environment for training course. I would recommend this course to others in the future.
A lot of new stuff delivered in bite sized pieces broken up with practical sessions. Knowledgeable staff who were friendly and approachable. Would recommend!
Thanks for everything.
Feel much more confident in using ECDIS after this course.
Instructor was incredibly knowledgeable. Great course; will be back for another Type Specific course.
All my comments are excellent.
Very professional and adaptable regarding delivery of course to meet our companies requirements.
Very good and entertaining course.
Very useful. Thanks very much.
Excellent course, the end session of bringing everything into practise was the ultimate realisation of how good the ECDIS really is and a great tool for navigation.
Thoroughly enjoyable course.
The Instructor was very knowledgeable and a excellent teacher. All the staff were fantastic and helpful also.
Instructor was very pleasant and helpful. Would recommend course
Instructor was an excellent trainer.
Well presented and very useful course.”
Facilities are very well. Trainer well prepared and with good practices.
Excellent presentations, Nice working environment, friendly atmosphere throughout the course. Through explanations on all required topics.
Good course. Very good trainer, easy to understand. Thank you!
Very well run course, best I have been on.
Enjoyed the course. Found it challenging and educational.
Excellent training, lectures.
The course was well organised and effective.
Very good course, delivered in a good facility by very good lecturers who relate to serving seamen very well.
Solved all my concerns about the system that I had.
Course was relevant to work carried out and focused on how ECDIS is used in my workplace.
Excellent. Close to home. Can’t fault it – Excellent set up.
Instructor was very helpful and informative and knows subject well and gave sound operational advice! Excellent.
Excellent level of teaching was perfect to my needs. Instructor’s enthusiasm made up for my lack of intelligence!
Very enjoyable course, Thank you!
ECDIS would be so good to be implemented on vessels less than 3000GT.
Outstanding in every respect.
Very impressed with the facilities and equipment. Instructor provided an excellent course in an approachable and friendly manner.
A Excellent Instructor who demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the subject which he imparted extremely effectively
Excellent Instructor. Would recommend this course and facility to others.
Excellent training and lecturer. Facilities first class.
Excellent trainer, friendly and helpful.
Good and interesting.
Very good course. Happy
A very well run course and facilities. A professional yet relaxed organisation that make you feel at home when you walk through the door. Love the free drinks and leather seats!
I highly recommend the ECDIS course for its professionalism, Equipment, Location and friendly staff
Excellent course – really helps you get a good understanding of ECDIS
Good knowledge imparted by Instructor. Very well laid out with good equipment and facilities. All staff very friendly and helpful.
Excellent course. Would recommend “ECDIS E-Nav” to anyone who is to get training in future. Good handout and practical exercises. The “Best” ECDIS course I have attended.
Great to have such an enthusiastic Instructor.
Enthusiastic “ECDIS native” for instructor!”
ECDIS Ltd have increased my confidence and knowledge for future use of ECDIS
Provision of training by experienced mariners was very useful, recognising system limitations and providing sound advice on day to day use.
Excellent facilities, great teachers. Highly recommended.
A well prepared and presented course.
Course was given in a clear and concise manner by the course Instructor.
Course Instructor generated a very positive learning environment very quickly and maintained this throughout the course – Well done.
Very friendly and Informative course. Friendly atmosphere.
Very good facility, well run course.
Very pleasant and well delivered course which have provided me with good tools for future development when using ECDIS. Friendly atmosphere and good facilities.
This has been an opportunity to improve my knowledge having been ashore since 2007. Also to assess the course presentations and venue for sending our Deck Officers to this course. A well researched course presented in a professional and practical manner, suitable for all relevant mariners.
Managed to remove the mysteries of the unending alarm stream. Value in itself.
Very good course, recommended to all who require IMO1.27 for certificate renewal. It should enhance shipboard performance.
Excellent preparation and organization to get the aim. This course is “on target” here. Thank you very much indeed.
Customer service i.e. free coffee, relaxed environment and decor is excellent. A very professional team and a good course structure.
The working environment as a who reflects the professional and competent attitude displayed in lectures. Very pleasant site to study in.
Course at a very personal level, at all times got the feeling that the Instructor and all the staff cared about the students well being.
A very well balanced course between Classroom and Simulator which resulted in myself being confident that I can operate the equipment to its best ability.
Overall it’s been a very good experience. Definitely learned a lot.
An Excellent course. Very well presented.
Instructor gave clear and easily followed lectures.
The staff at ECDIS are all very committed and the environment work station are very good. As a OVID Inspector for the OIC Majors, I would recommend that the course be mandatory for Inspectors as it represents the future of Navigation and planning.
Instructor was informative and friendly with a good level of knowledge on the subject matter. It was a good enjoyable course and very informative.
Very good course. Highly applicable material. Trainer very good at engaging the group. One of the best lecturers/ trainers uncounted. Very well appointed centre. Friendly professional staff. Course material good and excellent handouts. Very good cake. Useful location for amenities i.e. parking food outlets.
High standard of equipment and knowledge.
Very high standard of training and equipment. A friendly relaxed environment
Staff friendly, helpful and professional. Pleasant study environment, would fully recommend ECDIS Ltd
The ECDIS course was very good and we all learned a great deal which gave us more confidence in the operation of the ECDIS. ECDIS Limited are a truly professional company with all the latest equipment and very good instructors and can thoroughly recommend them for any future courses.
Great cup cakes!! Excellent equipment, excellent Instructor. I would have no problem recommending this course to others.
State of the art facility, good training, helpful Instructors/Trainers and good hospitality.”
All very relevant to my employment. In-depth subject matter which should give you the tools to make you be a navigator better.”
An intensive course, I learnt a lot. A excellent training establishment.
Great course, informative, facilities are second to none, nice lounge/relaxing area, and one can see a lot of money has been invested.
Far less daunting than I thought it would be – even to the point of being enjoyable, especially the final practical on the simulator. Very good – Thanks
Intensive and detailed course
Course was really helpful, a lot of exercises on a simulation. Trainer well prepared and friendly.
The training was excellent.
Very good course, well worth the journey
A very well presented course, with knowledgeable and friendly Instructors. I would be happy to recommend ECDIS Ltd to others.
Helped this “Dinosaur” to at least understand the benefits (and some disadvantages) of system.”
Very good time. Increased the nautical learning”
The course was very important and enjoyable. A great experience
The course was very important and enjoyable. A great experience”
Great Facilities. Straight to the point and pertinent info.
Excellent throughout – both the instructor and content.
Very good and enjoyable.
Excellent course! Very useful and covering all aspects from A- Z. Presented in a very professional manner.
Excellent facilities and it was clear the Instructor was thoroughly knowledgeable about the subject and equipment he was teaching.
Trainer struck a good mix between imparting knowledge theoretically and practically excellent class atmosphere generated. Well done
Excellent facilities and it was clear the Instructor was thoroughly knowledgeable about the subject and equipment he was teaching.”
A pleasant knowledgeable and competent trainer.
Great course. Great staff. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended. Very satisfied with the Instructor.
Thanks for perfect training
Amazing operational knowledge show by lecturer exhibited not just by the lectures and training but of the answers to questions without referring to source.
Very good course in a friendly environment.
The ECDIS course for JRC has been very interesting and has been well organised. Only positive feedback.
Nice training. Thank you very much
Excellent course to suit from novice to confident operator level. This will definitely improve my confidence and ability to use ECDIS as a Pilot in Pilotage waters. Lecturer also kept our interest up and livened the atmosphere with antidotes relevant to the course and never did any us get the feeling that we were bored. Excellent presentation skills.
Very very good.
Well run course presented by knowledgeable instructor.
The course was delivered in a well thought out, interesting and professional manner that was easy to follow.
Excellent facilities, hands on interactivity helped to reinforce class presentations.
Excellent course. Thoroughly enjoyed. Facilities are great.
1st class facilities. Relaxed atmosphere. Most enjoyable!
Good course. Thank you
Excellent course. Well structured very accommodating. I would recommend this course to other mariners. Lecturer excellent hit the right level for the students. Very knowledgeable.
The quality of the presentation was very successful in maintaining a good level of interest and attention – no danger of “Death by PowerPoint”!!
Excellent course to suit from novice to confident operator level. This will definitely improve my confidence and ability to use ECDIS as a Pilot in Pilotage waters. Lecturer also kept our interest up and livened the atmosphere with antidotes relevant to the course and never did any us get the feeling that we were bored. Excellent presentation skills.
Training has been conducted in a very relaxed atmosphere which has lead to good open discussion between class and lecturer.
Very useful course. Nice time too!
Useful course that has clarified many points concerning ECDIS.
Gave me a greater awareness of ECDIS. Very professionally held and run course
A good course.
Nice facility and equipment, good course, time passed quickly.
Very professional behaviour. I am glad that a Mariner was the trainer in charge. The main reason I took this course was to have a better understanding of the equipment around my fleet, even if it doesn’t apply to my fleet as yet. I will have after this a better view of the options available in the market for our next two new builds.
An excellent course – very good teaching standards in a comfortable training area.
Overall a very good and well presented course, structured well, equipment up to date. Lectures presented well, facilities excellent.
Very welcoming and professional set up in an informative and friendly classroom.
I will recommend this course to Maersk.
I found the course to be informative and well presented. I will return to sea with a much better understanding of ECDIS, its advantages and limitations.
Thank you very much for the: – Well organised course. – Excellent demonstrations and presentations. – Very clean and tidy place.
I was recommended to use ECDIS Ltd and would pass that recommendation on to others. Thank you for your delegate centred teaching style. All avenues of uncertainties well explained as they came and fully laid to rest. A challenging and enjoyable the course
Excellent training facility all round. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Great refreshments on offer. Instructor made lectures and presentations interesting. Overall I will certainly recommend this place.
Excellent Training Centre. The facilities set up is Top notch. Great classroom, great simulators, most of the manufactures represented. The instructor has a great knowledge on all of them. His knowledge of the ECDIS world is exceptional. Would recommend for any training and for decision making process when fitting ECDIS to a new Bridge fitting.
A relaxed yet professional training environment.
Very good resources made available. Course Handout, very good
Doing the course changed my expectations of what it was going to entail, much more informative, better than I thought.
Friendly Staff, facilities excellent, Lecturers patience in explaining / demonstration with someone who’s knowledge was sadly lacking.
By far the best ECDIS course I have been on. Lecturer’s delivery of course was excellent.
As I already used the Kelvin Hughes ECDIS before, this was not so much news for me. I’m very pleased with the organisation and service of the training centre.
Well don’t, Keep it up.
Very good. Good teacher.
It was all nice.
Very good training with excellent output and learned a lot. All vital information passed to me in an excellent and most professional way.
I’m fully satisfied with all aspects ECDIS course. All subjects very clearly explained. Fully recommended. Trainer very professional.
Thanks. I learned a lot from the course which will be a big help when I return to sea.
A very informative course, friendly informative team. The facilities are very good; Course content very good. Areas focused on areas that other courses didn’t focus on covered and useful.
Good balance of classroom and practical exercises. Good joining instructions.
I appreciated the training looking for further details or clearer answers when a doubt was existing. The training place is clean and quiet.
Having Transas on board was a great help for me! All the staff were friendly and very helpful. The course ran at good speed with a good amount of information to take onboard each day.”
I started course expecting to be bored stiff. I was very pleasantly surprised and quickly found that I knew a lot less than I thought. A stimulating and educational course which was well presented throughout.
Initially wondering how a week could be filled with EDCIS. The course covered a great deal of information which was delivered clearly and at a comfortable pace.
Very good course. l enjoyed the course and atmosphere of the trainers and often the students. (And I have eaten too many sweets!!!!) Enjoyed the course and learned a lot.”
Trainers are very good, they know what they are talking about. I got a lot out of this course, lots of very good hints and tools to make my job easier.
I would recommend this course to all those in need of this training. Instructors were very good putting issues and ideas across.
So good I now work for the company.
An eye opener and must have for any navigator at sea, puts controls back when it comes to e-navigation.
Very good, would highly recommend to Ships Company. Thanks.
I will be definitely be recommending this to any of my colleagues and mates. The company will receive my positive review this weekend.
[The instructor] has been a superbly competent and helpful tutor who has taken me from fog of ignorance of the equipment, into the light of knowledge and confidence in use. Damned good teacher!
Excellent course and will recommend it to anyone who requires this training.
Well constructed absorbing course for regular users and novices alike! FUN
A very well organised course, which should really be done by every deck officer prior to working on an ECDIS equipped vessel.”
Found very convenient for my present position. Good refresher of my knowledge of JRC ECDIS.
Many thanks for the excellent ECDIS course which I attended between the 18 – 22 June. I would recommend the course and your firm to anyone and came away from the course feeling I can use ECDIS with a much greater confidence. I would also like to thank all the friendly staff there!
Well done to all for an enjoyable and informative course, well run and organised.
Very helpful in being able to understand what I am seeking as a pilot on ships.
Actually I found very helpful for my job. (Type Specific top-up after Generic 1.27)
Excellent course. Recommend for all, will come back for upgrade. Thank you.
As Fleet Manager, I will recommend to those that both need to for regulation purposes and those for voluntary purposes to increase awareness.
Good speed to course over 4 days, relaxed learning environment. Comfy chairs, nice sweets.
Very well presented and delivered course. Thank you.
I am very grateful for the valuable knowledge acquired.
This course and location was recommended to me by a past student and was of a high standard.”
It is a great privilege to attend this ECDIS course. I appreciated and enjoyed all the topics to the end!
Excellent all round and learned a lot. Instruction was excellent and gave a lot of time to personal tuition. Excellent.
Valuable learning curve. In depth and base education more than adequate.
Excellent in explanation
Very good was preparation this course.
Course much more better than I pass before.
Trainer very knowledgable, well delivered and tailored to student ability. Excellent.
Although already familiar with TRANSAS, I learnt a lot more. Good teaching and good facilities.
It was a good course. I am not a navigation officer but with the good instruction I got all information.”
It was a very nice course because the Instructor showed big knowledge and the system is very friendly.
One of the best courses I have done if not the top. They totally know what they are talking about and great value.
Highly impressed by the quality of the course and by revealed excellence of ECDIS. I am now bursting to get to grips with the system. Most grateful.
The Course Instructor, clearly has comprehensive knowledge of ECDIS which he is keen to share with his students.
The trainer had very extensive knowledge of all ECDIS systems and their experience very effectively.
Very friendly, professional and relaxed atmosphere.
I think the facility has a lot of potential [new full simulator expansion] and would be interested in returning again.
Good course. Maybe 2 days for the top up. Some parts very useful.
This would be an excellent facility to send personnel to for their ECDIS training, as they are also currently building a full-mission Bridge simulator (360 degree), which, once integrated to the ECDIS equipment should prove most beneficial for future training. They also provide an outreach training program, sending trainers out to vessels to perform type-specific training to Officers on board vessels, which could be very cost-effective for the type specific training requirement to satisfy MIN 405, ISM and SIRE requirements.
I will recommend this course to my company and possibly try and get the instructors out to the vessel for training. The facilities were excellent and the instructor was very diligent and knowledgeable with the course content.
Thanks very much. Excellent course and will be pushing for Teekay to develop a strong relationship with ECDIS Ltd for future training, possibly other ECDIS related needs.
An informative course with excellent emphasis placed on discussion of the limitations and capabilities of ECDIS equipment. A quality course module with good instructor/student interaction.
Course was excellent, very clear and informative. A lot of discussion involved and the course runs with you, so you really think about what you are learning.
A superb course, slick and professional. You cannot afford to not take this course!
Strongly recommend this course to fellow officers. Excellent facilities and lecturer.
Well done great course
Over-all a good course. Personally I would have preferred more time [type specific course]. A worthwhile course.
Very long day but the instructor did very well to cover all subjects in the time available. Excellent course well structured well presented. Instructor should have a pay rise!
[4.5 out of 5 star rating] Maybe too many subjects for only one day (tpe specific training)
[5 out of 5 star rating] Better if (type specific) course takes 2 days.
Have gone away enlightened to certain aspects of the equipment and system.
Had to leave course at the end of day 4 due to an emergency, but was able to work late and complete on evening of day 4, so ECDIS Ltd were very accommodating in that respect.
Instructive, enjoyable, even fun at times.
I really enjoyed the course which had a good balance of pilots/masters. Excellent facilities and breakout room.
I have never attended any course where the atmosphere/environment is so good. 45 Years at sea.
Essential course for Officers already certificated and for professional development. Well presented, informative and well equipped.
Enjoyed the course. Wish I had done it earlier!”
I would recommend this course to anybody looking to do a course.
Enjoyed the course but 4 days was intense.
Can`t wait to get on a ship and use it for real.
Excellent course. A very knowledgeable Instructor.
Friendly and laid back environment, ideal learning experience.
Thanks to all. It is not often that you can leave a course at the end of a week with a real sense of having learned a lot. This one certainly leaves me feeling confident in the system, and has explained and answered many of the questions I have built up over the years using equipment without training.
Some areas could be removed for pilots, e.g. GC Routes
Thanks ever so! Very great amount of knowledge in a short time made the 2 days [2 day pilot course] very difficult to take in, but a great starter!
Very good lecturer. Enthusiastic, energetic and approachable.
Course conducted by very professional personnel well versed in ECDIS equipment and its usage.
Difficult course, but recommended for all Deck Officers.
Very smart teacher. Very good in presentations and explaining all details.
All very good, very excellent.
It was a very good decision to participate in this ECDIS course.
Very good tuition, have learned a lot, recommend course for all Officers.
Comfortable work environment to work in, relaxed and friendly. Excellent buns on Thursday.
V.Good facilities.Excellent Instructor.
Excellent work environment, comfortable and welcoming, friendly staff. Variable course and very well presented.
I thought the course was very good and has given me an understanding I can take forward.
Result – Happy to use the ECDIS, no longer afraid of it.
Enjoyable, educational and practical course. Thank you.
Enjoyed course and found it very informative.
I would like to get more time or chance to formalities the exercises.
Very good informative course, excellent tutor with very good knowledge of system, change machines from Tranas!
An excellent course, good instructors, good facilities. A positive learning experience.
Our lecturer has an excellent understanding of the ECDIS requirements versus the Mariner (most important).
All staff very helpful and willing to help with all aspects of the course and other details. This course would be very helpful and useful for all MAERSK Sea Staff and probably the Nautical Superintendent from Copenhagen involved with purchasing.
Great facility, nice nibbles and refreshments. Excellent all round. Do the BRM courses and we will come here every year! I have gained a lot of through knowledge regarding ECDIS and integrated systems.
The presentation is excellent. Really is excellent. Thanks.
Excellent course, well taught and detailed in a relaxed and friendly environment. Learnt useful information on ECDIS, now know the full potential of equipment we have carried for many years aboard.
Thanks to the instructor, who motivated and encouraged us throughout the week, knowing the wonderful technology I am very happy to have been part of this course. Wonderful well of knowledge exchanged and shared in a playful and fun manner. The instructor is an excellent teacher.
I am the first person from GMSL to attend and will recommend to Fleet Training that we use ECDIS Ltd.
Not only did I learn a great deal, I am enthusiastic about getting on to our own system on board and learning more.
Very much like the professional approach to classroom facilities. It was good to sit on comfortable chairs.
From an ECDIS novice I now feel confident in its operation onboard. One of the most valuable courses I have attended.
Excellent course, very enthusiastic instructor and passing on the info was done very well.
A very good course given by a well informed and highly competent instructor.
One of the best trainers I had.
Very professional. Trainer excellent.
Will definitely recommend the course to other yacht crew. Mark was excellent and I appreciated his honest opinions with regard to equipment and use in the real world. Course better than expected.
A enjoyable week held by a knowledgeable guy!
Excellent. Can you do BCFM courses as well please? We should have done them here!! Thank you for an interesting week.
Thank you I have learnt something. Instructor was 10/10.
Definitely will feel more comfortable when seeing ECDIS on ships now. Knowledge prior to course was very poor.
Professional and well thought out course delivery, excellent facilities all delivered in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Found the course very hard and interesting and of much value.
Well worth coming here!! Enjoyed my time! People involve were great! Friendly, helpful, had a good sense of humour and easy to relate to. I walk away with more confidence!!!
Very good. The trainer, explaining to subject very well managed to input information in a useful friendly way in a short time. Kept attention and focused on subject in very informative way. Easy to understand.
An excellent and well presented course and highly recommended for Ecdis Training, clear and precise.
I would recommend this course and most especially the staff.
I thought the course was very good and will help me in my job as a pilot. I was glad I came.
Best course, ever
The course was presented in a highly professional and engaging manner. Any questions were either answered immediately, or after further research, nothing was ignored. Thank you for a very enjoyable course.
Arrived unsure as how the course could run for 5 days for the TV that is always in alarm. Could have happily spent 10 days on course. Very worthwhile course.
It was a pleasure to finally meet trainers fully open for discussion, which was absolutely the best part of the course, keeping in mind that the knowledge of the trainer was astonishing!
Too short (time) to cover a large subject. The instructor did very well. Well done and best luck in the future.
Course intensive, informative and very well structured as a candidate made to feel comfortable and welcoming. Trainer very accommodating and friendly. Thoroughly recommendable. Best course attended to date.
Would happily stay for longer. Thoroughly recommend.
Valuable Training, completely relevant to new instillation of equipment onboard fleet vessels.
More than satisfactory when it comes to educational experience. Good accommodation, convenient location.
Congratulations to the instructor for everything.
Very experienced and astute trainer. A successful outcome.
A very well presented course, friendly and informative instruction. Will recommend.
Very intensive but well presented and extremely well explained course.
Friendly and approachable staff provide a relaxed learning environment. A challenging but rewarding course covering all aspects thoroughly over a number of operating systems. A wonderful course, thoroughly recommended.
One of the best training facilities I have been to. Would recommend ECDIS Ltd as variety of equipment and course facilities and value for money.
Overall demanding but enjoyable 4 days.
Very impressed overall. Another facility I attended was very slack. Here I was given more detail than I expected. Will be recommending ECDIS Limited to other shipping companies.
Good course. Great equipment. Would recommend to any other person willing to attend ECDIS training.
It was an excellent course. It gave me lots of knowledge in operating ECDIS.
Thank you for your help during the course. I will find this very useful.
An excellent course that covered all areas thoroughly. The trainer was excellent and remained very professional throughout.
Very interesting course. Worthy and especially helpful. Perfectly given by the instructor.
Course was quite hard, lot of information. I`m happy about the course. General course was very good. I have learnt a lot. Very nice equipment and the trainer with big knowledge.
Difficult training but learnt a lot. Quality training and I would recommend to everybody.
The trainer was really experienced. Knows answers on any possible questions. Good training, people did not sleep!
In general very helpful training, especially for someone never used ECDIS before. However, should be a bit longer to provide sufficient time to analyse the subject deeper.
Full on course. Very good training. Looking forward to getting rid of paper charts.
An excellent course, well presented by enthusiastic and professional trainers.
Very well delivered course in excellent surroundings and with up to date equipment. Highly recommend. Thank you.
The instructor delivered the course well, and the presentation was excellent. He managed to keep my attention even through the dull bits.
A week is not really long enough! Having realised the depth of the subject I would have liked more time to practice the practical aspects on the ECDIS displays. Lecturer clearly highly conversant with his subject and able to teach the subject in an informative manner which held the attention of a `dinosaur` throughout the week.
I never used an ECDIS in the past. After this course I am confident to use and rely on navigation information from ECDIS.
A lot of information covered in a relatively short period of time (5 days) for an advanced system. Good trainer.
Excellent course and very worthwhile.
A very good informative course presented very well by an experienced instructor. A lot of information to digest but will be very helpful when and if ECDIS is used on my next yacht.
Really enjoyed the course, learnt a lot. Thanks to the instructor for excellent course.
Tougher than I expected, I’ve learned a lot!
Thought provoking course that raised more questions, which is good. Left me feeling happier to experiment with our equipment onboard and thereby consolidate the use of that equipment as an increasingly vital piece of nav equipment.
Good facilities and location in relation to amenities. 5 days was an ideal time frame to conduct the course.
Most impressive and useful course. Good venue. Instructors were pleasant and able to get the best out of the whole course.
Well trained and helpful staff. Informative and friendly atmosphere.
Very good informative course. I learned a lot.
Excellent course and I feel vital for any person involved in using or auditing ECDIS systems.
A high quality course worthy of the time invested. It highlighted the good and bad of ECDIS. All bases are covered.
All very good. Thank you.
An excellent course. Well presented and extremely thorough. Probably one of the more `demanding` courses I have attended.
Very Good training in a convivial environment. Better value for money than (a maritime college mentioned). Knowledge imparted by trainer in time frame was outstanding.
Would recommend this course for all at sea! It would certainly help the yachting fraternity to better understand the regulations and have due respect for the benefits of such a course. Well done!
Superb course and instructor. Many thanks, we will continue training of our officers with ECDIS Ltd.
Nice teacher, nice course. We had lots of fun and learnt lots.
Training conducted by trainers with intimate knowledge of system. Training aids excellent.
I would recommend this course to my colleagues at DSCP Ltd and all Trinity House Deep Sea Pilots. A good mix of the technical and practical which has given me the tools to enable me to go onboard the next ECDIS equipped ship and obtain the information I require.
I will recommend ECDIS Ltd to any one in my industry. Very Good.
Excellent course, giving a lot of very practical information. Really enjoyed doing this course.
An excellent opportunity to learn about the technical developments with practical exercises. The trainers knowledge was first class. I left the sea in 1985 but continue to work in the industry. As a casualty investigator it was essential to know ECDIS and get to use the equipment.
A well structured course, easily adapted to whatever level of experience you are at. Demystifies the black art comfortably.
Training performed in a very professional way. Very good equipment, good facilities, very professional staff. Training will have direct impact on the job on the vessel. Fully recommend this training to all deck officers in the company.
High quality level given in every respect.
Good course, Good teaching style.
The instruction technique is very good, making the course interesting and enjoyable. Very good course, I can now use ECDIS with confidence.
Excellent course, very intensive but well executed and presented. Equipment was user friendly and exercises clear to follow. Presentation and delivery was clear, friendly and a good mix of classroom theory and practicals. Level of knowledge gained in a week from a zero start in phenomenal. Enjoyable course.
Good course. Not scared of ECDIS anymore. Well worth coming.
Very Good. Much less boring than I thought.
The knowledge gained on this course will prove vital in meeting future navigational and technical challenges.
Really good course, refreshing being on a course with experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Instructors obviously know what they are talking about and enjoy what they do. Five days sounds a lot but you do learn a lot which will definitely be used in your career.
An excellent course. Timetable was good with just the right mix of theory and practical. Very good value for money. I would recommend ECDIS Ltd to anybody who is taking the course.
A good mix of theory and practical training. I found it very informative. Useful on board.
Found the course informative and very relevant, found many things within the course that I didn’t know and are fairly basic and important. The course was structured well and unbiased showing both the flaws and Pros of each ECDIS system. I would thoroughly recommend the course.
Really good, I recommend it to anyone.
The course was delivered in a very professional manner which made the difficult course content easy to understand. The trainers were very well prepared and were able to deliver the course very efficiently. I would recommend ECDIS Ltd without hesitation.
Perfect course for any Deck Officer, lots of information from the trainer. Equipment/Simulator is excellent. I will recommend for my friends/officers to go as quickly as possible.
A very good experience, soundly conducted by the trainer.
Objectives outlined and subsequently met through development of basic knowledge and principles in order to give confidence with our ECDIS resources onboard.
Excellent course, well instructed, properly thought out and structured to ensure adequate theory given prior to exercises, then meaningful practical exercises to build on theory and develop confidence in equipment. Arrived on day one a paper man and leave believing in ECDIS and confident in using ECDIS. Course pitched at ideal level to develop everyone to a good level of confidence. Most beneficial course for a long time.
Excellent course designed for the job. Would recommend this to going to a short college based course. I would advise coming on this course as there is a lot of people out there who think the ECS on their bridge is an ECDIS.
Excellent 5 days – thank you. Happy to use ECDIS now. A 5 day course is essential training, very important.
A very good course. Well presented in an informal atmosphere. An excellent learning tool.
The course was taught perfectly by the instructor, at the beginning he asked each of us our goals, and he helped each and every one of us achieve them. He kept it interesting and was able to answer all questions. I would highly recommend the course if it is taught by someone like the instructors at ECDIS Ltd.
Well organised and professionally presented with good knowledge skills of the presenter. Very happy to participate and learn from this course.
I have been using ECDIS for the last two years. This course and the way it’s been taught has made me realise how much I didn’t know. I now feel much more confident in my abilities and I have more desire to add to these abilities and get stronger with practice on the system. I find it hard to believe that other schools offer this course in 3 days – there is a lot of information to be covered in such a short time.
I will highly recommend this course to anyone looking to learn about ECDIS. The staff are fantastic; very friendly, a wealth of knowledge and able to answer every question.
This course demonstrates the value of using the full 5 days (40 hours) recommended by the IMO. The amount of information to be absorbed is planned in logical sequence making it easier for the student to understand ECDIS use.
Equipment used and demonstrated benefited, as the same as what is carried onboard.
Very helpful trainers and would be more than happy to work with them again. Good facilities (tea, coffee, spring water, sweets, etc).
I was surprised at both the thoroughness and detail of the course. Impossible to achieve on a 3 day course. Worthwhile with helpful and enthusiastic tutors who know their subject.
Course was very well-prepared and trainers were very helpful. I’m glad that I have done the course; we don’t have ECDIS on my vessel but now I’m not afraid of joining vessels equipped with it.
A comprehensive and thought-out course on the use of Transas ECDIS equipment.
I liked the tests in between. Also a good balance between information and practical.” I liked the tests in between. Also a good balance between information and practical.
[The instructor] is an excellent presenter with a very thorough knowledge of the ECDIS and all training materials.
Training was very informative – emphasises the need to understand your equipment and its abilities. Very good course – will recommend it to the next person.
Well-structured, informative course. I now feel more confident in the use of ECDIS and the information which I have learnt will be of great help to me on the bridge.
Delivered professionally and very informative. Practical aspects are very highly recommended. An asset to any organisation’s training development needs.
The IMO 1.27 model course was excellent. Although I had experience with the equipment previously, I still found it extremely beneficial.
A well prepared trainer. Course content was great. I felt that I have benefited from the course.
I think the course was excellent and I would like to see all officers do this course regardless of what ECDIS training they have done before.
I have been given an excellent insight into ECDIS, which as a pilot I am sure will prove invaluable. I now know the dangers that may be lurking in a ship’s equipment which I am piloting.
Course was good and trainer was very knowledgeable. Nice clean location with good equipment. I learnt a lot whilst here and enjoyed the time spent on this course.
An excellent course that challenged myself and my team. Not only do I feel that we gained a huge amount of knowledge on our ECDIS but it also was a very valuable exercise in getting the team back into the safe navigation mindset prior to sailing in a few weeks. It was perfect that the course was taught by an experienced ECDIS officer who has sailed with the systems for many years. This is the exact training you need if you want learn about ECDIS, and I would recommend their training even if you have already completed an ECDIS course.
I spoke briefly to ECDIS Ltd on the phone, and a few emails later the instructor was booked to fly to the boat in New Zealand. We received both STCW and type specific certificates on board, in one go, allowing us to `go digital`. The course was tough, but very enjoyable. Booking the training was painless, simple and very good value for money. I would strongly recommend booking their mobile STCW and Type specific courses to train your team properly.
An excellent course, well prepared and presented with all expected facilities.
A very pleasant 5 days; very informative and enjoyable course. Many thanks to ECDIS Ltd!
Very well presented course. I now feel a lot more confident with ECDIS preparation and operation.
Very good course and professionally presented.
A very comprehensive course which has given me the confidence to use shipboard ECDIS more.
Thank you for the knowledge sharing and pointers! Definitely learnt new knowledge via this course.
In-depth understanding and picture of ECDIS, functionality and tools.
I enjoyed going through the course and it gave me insights into new methods of ECDIS training and I can use some of the information and techniques in my training materials.
Very informative. The duration of the course (advanced QC ECDIS) was quite short as there is too much information to cover within two days.
The instructor gave me plenty of food for thoughts and answered all my questions, using his extensive project management experience on WECDIS within the Navy.
(I was) able to learn what other capabilities (there are) of ECDIS. New capabilities which presently our office ECDIS/ECS does not have.
Excellent tutor. Very intensive course but also interesting and fulfilling.
Very good course, instructor and facility.
Good course; happy to recommend it. Actually enjoyed it and learnt some valuable tools.
Would use the course for training our would-be watch officers. Very satisfied and good value.
Good course, good value for money.
The five day, forty hour, generic ECDIS Course, run by ECDIS Ltd, was world class. I came away having a strong understanding of the goals as laid down by the IMO 1.27 model, professionally packaged and delivered by the team at ECDIS Ltd. In a maritime world of ever strengthening regulations this course will set you up with the perfect tools to navigate confidently and safely on a ECDIS system.
I would certainly recommend this course to anyone who wants the best possible training and instruction in ECDIS.
The presentation you gave me on ECDIS care was very helpful. I learned a great deal and plan to follow your suggestions. The practical sessions you designed made me feel far more comfortable whilst giving me a warm feeling towards the system. I look forward to putting it all into practice. There is a definite need among sailors to become better informed on this topic. Mark gave a very effective, thought provoking presentation on the challenges faced by the modern navigator.
A colleague of mine has been conducting a generic course at another institution this week, at the same time as I have been undergoing instruction with ECDIS Ltd. In contrast to the ECDIS Ltd course, his lasted only three days and was taught on normal PCs using a legacy software version. Having been an instructor of different technologies in the past, I am sympathetic with the perceived requirement to ‘cram’ course content, but I would not have been half as confident operating these systems at sea after a three day course, as I am now. It was a well structured course; very professionally presented with the latest of equipment.
The ECDIS Ltd 5 day course gave us a good knowledge about the system. Despite of a class ranging form submariners to engineers, everyone ended the week with confidence in the system and its capabilities. The fact that the teacher was a former Royal Navy Officer helped us to understand and to ring the systems features to our reality.
The ECDIS Ltd instructor is here wrapping up a class at Lockheed Martin in Manassas, Va. I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for the fine educational experience he provided for our diverse group of international students. The instructor communicated the subject very clearly and concisely for this ‘English as a 2nd language’ student body. He was well prepared, on time, and always bright and chipper. We are very pleased.
Besides the excellent infrastructure and first-class set up, what impressed me most was the professionalism of the staff. In addition to the deep expertise and experience that one can only get from years of practical experience, their openness to share was a refreshing difference from many of the commercial ECDIS courses available.
The lessons learnt on this course have given me not only an insight into the operation of ECDIS equipment, but also a recognition of the legal aspects of the transitions from traditional paper chart-based navigation into the e-navigation era. This is an important aspect of the training and I strongly recommend that Captains and senior officers partake of the 5-day course to enhance their management skills.
The course content and structure was well-balanced between lectures and practical exercises on ECDIS equipment. The initial step-by-step guide to operating the equipment was easy to follow and understand, therefore the learning gained was easy to remember and apply in later more advanced exercises. I recommend this course; it is well-organised and planned, and gives the student confidence in using this new equipment in the correct way, without neglecting the basic principles of navigating and keeping a proper lookout. This was best demonstrated in the final exercise on the integrated bridge simulator.
The instructors were very knowledgeable on the subject and the programme. It was very helpful having an (ex) Naval Navigator present as he knew exactly what was expected of us. The fact that he was also an ex Royal Navy (RN) member of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) gave us the added perspective of training and evaluating. The instructors were also friendly and approachable. I would definitely recommend getting them again in the future for training and/or re-training.
I found the course lecturer very well-informed, very attentive to my questions and very polite. This was an interesting and useful course to attend.
The course was relevant and interesting throughout. This intense course covers a lot of ground with no repetition. I walk away with a good understanding of the fundamentals of ECDIS and feel well prepared to tackle the digital age of charts and navigation of the future.
Update: ECDIS training is paying off as I doubt I would have been able to handle the particular ECDIS units [that we have onboard] if I had not completed your course. They are not particularly user friendly, so it has been vital that I already know what I am looking for, or looking to do, even if I am not particularly sure how to do it on these machines.
This was a 5 day course. I do not see how this course could possibly be completed in 3 days. After completing the 5 day course, I shall go away looking to learn even more about ECDIS and to gain even more experience. After over 30 years at sea, I have attended many courses. This course is one which has extended my knowledge and made me keen to use ECDIS and to learn more.
ECDIS Limited (Fareham, UK) offers a five-day ECDIS Course, approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as meeting the requirements of the STCW ’95 Regulations, and accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the United Kingdom. As an ‘old-school’ navigator I’ve always been sceptical about the use of electronic navigation aids, opting to view them as simply reference tools. The hassle of interpolating numbers, which gave no visual representation as to where the vessel was actually located, also made the task quite mundane. And while impressed with the more recent and user-friendly Electronic Chart Systems, I still found them to be limiting in capability.
Having recently completed ECDIS Limited’s ECDIS Course I have adopted a different perspective and believe that ECDIS has the potential to provide suitable situational awareness, coupled with its other functionalities to assist in navigational safety and collision avoidance. ECDIS Limited’s ECDIS Course covers the legal aspects pertinent to the use of ECDIS for navigation; the different types of Charts and Electronic Chart Systems; and the data available from the system. The majority of the program however is dedicated to practical exercises, ensuring that a proper understanding of the system’s capabilities is achieved. Pleasant and knowledgeable course facilitators, ample and modern workstations, in comfortable surroundings allow for individualized, relevant training, in a relaxed environment.
Ultimately, I am sold on the capability of ECDIS. And although I am in no way promoting over-reliance on ECDIS, and will still consider visual pilotage as the primary mode when maintaining a navigational watch, the capacity of ECDIS cannot be discounted.
The course content and the knowledge of the presenters is second to none. I spent 30 years at sea, 13 years as Master, but never sailed with ECDIS thus was somewhat wary of the claims made in the introduction as the benefits of ECDIS. However any doubts were quickly dispelled as the course progressed. The knowledge and understanding of ECDIS that I have gained and the assurance that ECDIS Ltd are on the end of a phone line should I have any questions makes me confident that I will be able to provide assistance on ECDIS matters to Masters of our managed vessels.
The course was delivered in an engaging and professional manner by a knowledgeable and experienced trainer. I was impressed by the sensible mix of presentations, practical exercises and exams that emphasised the subject matter and were challenging. I particularly liked the fact that the instructor promoted the use of traditional navigational methods to enhance the value of an ECDIS system. It not only allowed me to utilise existing skills and transfer them to a digital system, but I now feel confident of using ECDIS to safely navigate when GPS is unavailable. I feel that I got the most out of the ECDIS system and have learnt a huge amount over 5 days. I would recommend the course to all who are seeking comprehensive training and value for money.
Top – notch
Very good that we can keep in contact and get help if needed. All personnel at ECDIS Ltd are very likeable and venue is a good atmosphere for learning. Very happy that the instructor took the time to talk 1-1 about Wecdis in the evenings.