Course Schedule


Coastguard Theory


RYA Practical

Radar Course and GPS Operator

The radar course is comprehensive to help you understand and safely operate the radar set on your vessel. The GPS Operator course is an advanced course to enable safe navigation and use of GPS.

Radar Course (6 hours)

Aim: To outline the use of radar to aid navigation and avoid collision.

Prerequisites: Knowledge to Boatmaster level.

Course Content: Principles of a radar, controls, displays and targets, discrimination, navigation.



GPS Operator (8 hours)

Aim: To provide a comprehensive understanding of the GPS. 

Prerequisites: Knowledge to Boatmaster level.

 Course Content: Principles, preparation and installation, controls, screens and outputs, passage making, waypoint navigation, accuracies and errors, chart plotters, selection.

    • Principles of radar
    • Components of a radar set
    • Controls
    • Displays
    • Discrimination
    • Targets
    • Radar navigation
    • Collision Avoidance
  • Navigation
  • GPS principles & positioning
  • Initialisation & set up
  • Controls, screens & outputs
  • Passage making
  • Waypoint navigation
  • Accuracies & errors
  • Installation
  • Chart plotters

Book a Radar course

To book, please call 0800 BOATIE (262 843) or click here to book now.


Book a GPS Operator course

To book, please call 0800 BOATIE (262 843) or click here to book now.


Last updated: 12 April 2018