https://www.ecdis.org/wp-content/uploads/ECDIS-Generic-ACAT-Course.jpeg629720Mike Backhousehttps://www.ecdis.org/wp-content/uploads/ecdis-logo-2017.pngMike Backhouse2018-08-28 15:41:482018-08-29 08:46:07ECDIS Ltd new 1.27 on-line and downloadable annual competency training
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Our HELM instructor Joe Sloly is celebrating his 50th HELM course here at ECDIS Ltd. Here he explains a bit about what the HELM course is and it’s importance. For more information please visit https://www.ecdis.org/helm Video produced by Samantha Hucklesby and edited by Mike Backhouse.
Following on from the recent off shore wind farm scenario development ECDIS Ltd are proud to announce a new training environment created by the 3D development team. The environment is based around a large off shore drilling rig and has been created to give the instructors a new theme to base their exercises from. Jack […]
We recently installed a full bridge simulator suite in Istanbul, Turkey in just 7 days. Consisting of 2 mini sims, 1 enhanced mini sim, a full mission tug simulator and instructor station. All communicate within the same scenario, enabling extensive real-life training scenarios in a safe environment. For more information please visit http://www.nauticalsimulation.com Images and […]
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Our team of 3D artists have been working hard to create ECDIS Ltd’s first simulated generic wind farm environment. Based off the real life Kentish Flats wind farm near Margate the new environment will give our instructors a new area to base exercises from adding fresh ideas to their simulated scenarios…
As a Navigational training academy, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a key message ECDIS Ltd instructors stress to our students. We know that while students are here with us they are at the top of their game with all that knowledge fresh in their minds, exercise books in hand and instructors on call. As soon […]
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ECDIS Ltd has delivered training using simulation since its inception. The Full Mission Bridge, Inspector Stations and Individual Desktop Simulators are an integral part to everyday training at the ECDIS Ltd Facility. Robyn Harrigan, Training and Production Manager and Nick Harding, Lead instructor, explains simulation and its usefulness as a training aid… At ECDIS Ltd […]
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We are still Training the Trainers, this time in the simulator. From the 6.09 course this time last month, to the 6.10 Train the Simulator Instructor and Assessor course last week, our instructor, Joe Sloly delivered the 6.10 as an ECDIS Ltd first. Whilst delivering the IMO 6.10 Train the Simulator Instructor and Assessor course […]
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ECDIS Ltd carried out and completed their first 6.09 Instructors ‘Train the trainer’ course at the beginning of June and since then has received the official rubber stamp of approval from the MCA. One of our ECDIS Ltd instructors, Richard Sloly (although we all call him Joe) attended the training and so can hold his 6.09 certificate up high, here he talks about his week on the course…
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Chart Purchasing – Start here! Choosing the right ECDIS system from the array of types and costs available often feels overwhelming, but it is only half the story. If you’re considering (or reconsidering) your current Chart Purchasing strategy, try starting with these tips…
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Having to deliver or even attend training courses that are by their very nature defined as ‘dry and boring’ can be fuelled by the fact that the lessons are full of statistics and definitions or where lecturers have got it horribly wrong during lesson planning. Some of the tell tale signs are:
Too many PowerPoint slides (The moment a student picks up on this it will usually drive fear and dread in to their hearts and will hinder engagement).
Over use or poorly measured colour schemes on slides
Over use of transition.
Bad PowerPoint technique and timing (Jumping in and out of slides and presentations)
So, are we going to just accept that some lessons are very dry and as an instructor just plough through the lesson and get onto more interesting lessons, or, is it possible to look at maybe a different approach to the delivery? When I say different approach, I am really talking about engagement with students. Standing at the front of a course and regurgitating stuff from a folder, book or tablet can be counter-productive. Some lessons will be dry and boring, but by approaching this kind of lesson differently, it is possible to embrace these lessons and get as much out of them as possible from more interactive ones.
Nearly all merchant ships use oil in some form for their main engines and for generating electricity. Fuel costs are a major element of the running costs of a ship. For example over the last 6 months the price on the Rotterdam market for low sulphur 380 cst has fallen from about 630 US Dollars […]
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For many years the aviation community has embraced simulator-based training as an integral part of teaching syllabi; not as a replacement for time in a real aircraft but to augment and consolidate theory, practice procedures and to push students’ capacity to a degree perhaps not possible in a real aircraft due to the risk inherent […]
We’ve uploaded a new video to YouTube. Find out all about our 3D Department at ECDIS Ltd. From Port & Vessel creation, to full mission bridge simulator designs and visualisations; our team are dedicated to producing state of the art simulation for training environments. Produced by our own Ben Climas and featuring Jack Osborn, our Head of 3D Department…
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Improving the ECDIS website was one of the original priorities I had when I first started here back in April last year, although it soon became clear that we wanted to do a bit more than just improve the site and it was in August 2014 that we decided to fully redesign it. We wanted […]
2015 has seen major changes for ECDIS ltd, with a significant increase in new courses and additional products & services added to our portfolio; including vessel creation and auditing. As such, our prospectus was in need of a major redesign. Amy Shelton, our Head of Marketing was tasked with this massive undertaking… When I initially […]
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“Best course I have been on. Great facilities. Water and sweets were great and comfy chairs. Very friendly staff. Learned loads and look forward to coming back to do more courses”
Giles SimmonsBibby Hydromap13th November 2015
Having not done the ECDIS generic course for some years it was well worth while doing the type specific, and in fact would be tempted to do the full ECDIS course again to help refresh.
Martin OakesATO Marine LLP19/09/2018
” ECDIS Ltd is a friendly and inviting place. The Instructor was a wealth of knowledge and had a great deal of patience, thanks.”
Nic EdmondsNic Edmonds17th March 2015
“The instructor has an obvious depth of knowledge of ECDIS and has refined his presentation to meet our requirements of an inspector. His enthusiasm for the ECDIS is obvious and his element of fun is infectious”
John BussellOCIMF23rd January 2015
“One of the best establishments for comfort that I have visited for a while. Better than any college!”
Graham F. MairUk Border Agency30th October 2015
“Great Lecturer. Will recommend ECDIS Ltd to others.”
Craig LarcombeCraig Larcombe16th March 2015
“I was very impressed. I expected the course to be a tick box exercise, “I need this to be compliant on my ship so let’s get it out of the way” but actually found it very useful and enjoyed the experience”
Jack KitchingCondor22nd July 2016
If ECDIS Ltd offered concrete Cadetships the standard of maritime expertise would be vastly improved.
Michael RobertsBP21st April 2015
In my 40 years as a seaman I must say it has been the best course I’ve been on
Charles WaddyJ Marr Group12th December 2014
“Brilliant, very relevant, presented well! Nothing but great things to say about!”