Navigation Assessor (including Mooring and Cargo Work)

NOW INCLUDING MOORING AND CARGO WORK - Invest in your career with our Internal and External Navigation, Cargo and Mooring Assessor Course.

The newly reviewed and updated Navigation, Mooring and Cargo Assessors course offers candidates a chance to learn three different areas of assessment. The course explore key issues and provides practical advice on:

  • What defines an assessment - difference between an audit and assessment
  • How to assist in safety and best practice
  • How to conduct navigation, cargo and mooring assessments in a systematic approach
  • How to conduct a successful debriefing
  • How to prepare an effective report.

Who is the course aimed at? 

Both the Internal and External Navigation, Cargo and Mooring Assessors courses are aimed at personnel requiring to demonstrate they hold a qualification to be able to conduct navigation, cargo and mouring assessments stipulated in TMSA3 element 5. 

The Navigation, Cargo and Mooring Assessors Course (formerly Part A) is primarily aimed at candidates who are completing internal assessments. 

The External Navigation, Cargo and Mooring Assessors Course (formerly Part B) is aimed at candidates who wish to complete internal and external (those on board a third party vessel) assessments.  

More details on both the internal and external elements of the course are detailed in the drop down boxes below. 

Navigation, Cargo and Mooring Assessors Course (formerly Part A)

Course Overview

Course overview and objectives:

  • Examine and then confidently identify all compliance and best practices elements related to navigation, cargo and mooring assessments. 
  • Understand how to divide the assessments into their key elements. 
  • Using theoretical and practice cases, develop a systematic approach to assessments. 
  • Focus on and know how to engage in 'non interference' modes of assessment. 
  • Discover how to communicate findings on board in a positive manner in a de-brief. 
  • Develop skills and techniques in writing a successful assessment report. 

 

Course Duration

Duration:

  • Five-day online course.
  • Four hours per day.
Examination and Certification

Examination:

  • Complete case study assignment - approx. 4 - 6 hours. Completed during the course week. 
  • Multiple choice online exam on final day of online course.

Certification:

  • eCertificate of Completion from The Nautical Institute Academy 

External Navigation, Cargo and Mooring Assessors Course (Part A and Part B combined)

Course Overview

Course overview and objectives:

  • Examine and then confidently identify all compliance and best practices elements related to navigation, cargo and mooring assessments. 
  • Understand how to divide the assessments into their key elements. 
  • Using theoretical and practice cases, develop a systematic approach to assessments. 
  • Focus on and know how to engage in 'non interference' modes of assessment. 
  • Discover how to communicate findings on board in a positive manner in a de-brief. 
  • Develop skills and techniques in writing a successful assessment report. 

 

Duration

Duration:

  • Five-day online course.
  • Five-day 'live' on board assessment (referred to as the practical assessment).  
Practical Assignment and Examination

Upon completion of the online course, candidates looking to optain the External certification will need to:

  • Complete practical assessment for five days on board a vessel. The practical assessment must be done individually.
  • Upon completion of the practical assessment, candidates will need to write a report. The report should be made in an approved format with all relevant sections filled.
  • The report should be anonymised ensuring the actual ship, owner, manager or other entity cannot be identified from the report.
  • The assessment documentation should be signed by the attending assessor and sent to The Nautical Institute by e-mail.
  • Once the assessment documentation has been submitted and reviewed, an interview with The Nautical Institute Chief Examiner will be arrange. 
Certification

Certification:

  • eCertificate of Completion from The Nautical Institute Academy
  • Hard copy Certificate of Completion from The Nautical Institute Academy Hard copy wallet card Onboard Assessor Certificate (includes validation QR code).

 

Navigation Assessors - Part B (Old Scheme)

Part B Navigation Assessors Certification (2020 - 2023 candidates)

If you've attended the Navigation Assessors Part A course online between 2020 and 2023 you are still eligible to complete Part B of the old scheme in 2024. To attain your Navigation Assessors Part B Certificate you must undertake a practical assessment for five days on board a vessel. The practical assessment must be done individually.

The report should be made in an approved format with all relevant sections filled.

The navigational assessment documentation should be signed by the attending assessor and sent to The Nautical Institute by e-mail. Candidates should submit a sufficiently anonymised report that ensures the actual ship, owner, manager or other entity cannot be identified from the report.

The practical assessment evaluation shall consist of a review of a completed navigational assessment report following an on-board navigation assessment and an interview by The Nautical Institute appointed assessor.

All assessment documentation will be retained by The Nautical Institute.

Fees

Fees: £550.00 (+VAT if applicable) 

The fee includes a formal interview/review of the submitted navigation report, validation and issuance of a hard copy wall certificate and card certificate to be carried on board. 

Book your assessment/verification interview

 The fee for Navigation Assessors Part B Assessment and Certification is £500.00 (+VAT if applicable). 

How to make payment?

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Revalidation Part B

Renewing your Navigation Assessors Certification

To renew your Navigation Assessors (Part B) certificate you must have:

  1. Completed at least 2 navigation assessments within the past 12 months

And/or

  1. Completed at least 5 navigation assessments within the last 24 months

Due to the current climate The Nautical Institute understands that the above criteria might be difficult to achieve and getting on-board to carry out an assessment might not always be possible.

The Nautical Institute therefore will, give a six month extension to the validity of the Part B qualification to carry out a physical assessment. Where assessors have not been able to carry out physical assessments but would like to submit remote assessments, The Nautical Institute will, in exceptional circumstances, accept one remote assessment. This assessment must have been carried out within the last 12 months and be accompanied by;

  • A company letter confirming the inability to get on-board a vessel.
  • A physical navigation assessment carried out within the past 36 months.

In lieu of the above, The Nautical Institute advises candidates to apply for and complete the Navigation Assessors refresher session. Please contact us for details on the Navigation Assessors Refresher Session.

NB: Please note that the above is a guide, The Nautical Institute considers all applications for renewals on a case by case basis. 

What evidence do I need to provide?

To revalidate your Navigation Assessors Certificate you will need to provide the following evidence:

  • A statement of activity meeting the requirements
  • Signed as a true and accurate record by the applicant (and where applicable an employer/supervisor).

NB: The Nautical Institute reserves the right to verify information submitted and so points of contact are required for the work undertaken understanding the all work is likely to be confidential in nature.

The Navigation Assessors Refresher Session

A two-day course spread over two hours each day. This will be a one to one with an assessor/mentor. 

For more information on the Navigation Assessors Refresher Session or to book a session with an instructor please contact us on courses@nautinst.org. 

 

Fees

Fees for Revalidation: £250.00 (+VAT if applicable)

Fees for Refresher Session: £500.00 (+VAT if applicable) 

Booking and making payment for your revalidation

Click on the below link to register and pay for your validation. The fee for revalidation is £250.00 (+VAT if applicable)

Once complete, you'll receive an email with details on how to submit your evidence.

Register and pay for Revalidation

Click on the below link to register and pay for your validation. Once complete, you'll receive an email with details on how to submit your evidence.

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