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Navigation Assessor Course

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Invest in your career with our Navigation Assessor courses...

Join as a member and get a discount on all course fees, plus all the member benefits. 
Both, members and non-members, get a £100 early-bird discount! Discount ends three weeks before course commencement.  
To book your place, please click on the below button.

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Date: 2-3 May 2019
Simwave B.V, Pesetastraat 7-9, 2991 XT Barendrecht, The Netherlands
Fees (+VAT): NI member: £850 Non-member: £995

Date: 8-9 May 2019
QMS MTC Maritime Training Center, 26 Akti Poseidonos, Piraeus, 18531, Greece
Fees (+VAT): NI member: £850 Non-member: £995

Date: 3-4 June 2019
The Nautical Institute, 202 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7LQ, United Kingdom
Fees (+VAT): NI member: £850 Non-member: £995

Date: 25-26 June 2019
Univesity of Split - Faculty of Maritime Studies, Ruđera Boškovića 37, HR-21000 Split, Croatia
Fees (+VAT): NI member: £850 Non-member: £995

If you are unable to find a course in a location of your choice, please email with your preferred location.

About the NI's Navigation Assessor Course
The Nautical Institute's Navigation Assessor Course complements The Nautical Institute’s specialist publication Navigation Assessments: A guide to best practice.

This course explores key issues and provides practical advice on:
- What defines an assessment
- Improving safety and best practice
- How to conduct the assessment with a systematic approach
- Preparing an effective report.

The minimum entry requirement is that students will be

Internal Assessor: Master Mariner (Class 1 Certificate of Competency) from a ‘White List’ country.

External Assessor: as above and have command experience for a minimum of 12 months.

Applications will also be considered from applicants who can demonstrate an equivalent level of professional service in the maritime sector.  

This course is suitable for:
- Personnel requiring to demonstrate they hold a qualification to be able to conduct navigation audits stipulated in TMSA3 element 5
- Marine Consultants
- Surveyors
- Inspectors
- Marine Managers
- Superintendents
- Shipmasters preparing for navigation assessments

Award of the navigation Assessor's Qualification is dependent upon successful completion of 2 phases.

Part A, which consists of a theoretical examination to determine a candidate's understanding of the course content. This exam is undertaken at the end of the two day course.

Part B, Which consists of undertaking an actual Navigation Assessment and submitting a Navigational Assessment report for review. This report should closely follow the guidelines delivered during the course and contained within the presentation.

Please note: 

  • If you wish to complete Part B, there is a charge of £400+VAT (VAT is added only if applicable).
  • Part A and B must be completed within 6 months of the course start date. 

Each course attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the highly acclaimed book Navigation Assessments - a guide to best practice (worth £40) on the day of the course!

For further information please email

 Navigation Assessments

Each course attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the highly acclaimed book Navigation Assessments - a guide to best practice (worth £40) on the day of the course!
"In my view, every ship's manager, Master, deck officer and navigational assessor should have a copy of this guide to hand, no matter what their experience." 
Steve Clinch, Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, MAIB.