GMDSS General Operating Certificate (GOC) - East Coast College

Course:GMDSS General Operator Certificate

Price (exc. VAT):

£ 1140

Course Type:



Venue:  East Coast College

Dates:  12/06/2023  to  23/06/2023

Times:  09:00 to 16:30

Places Available:  1


Please bring with you 3 passport sized photographs

Theory and practical assessment at the end of the course.

Course Content

This certificate permits the holder to operate a GMDSS radio installation, including satellite communications equipment, on compulsorily fitted vessels sailing in any of the GMDSS sea areas A1, A2, A3 or A4 and is STCW endorsed.
The course is suitable for Merchant Navy deck officers, commercial Yachtmasters and off-shore radio operators serving on mobile platforms. 
Course content:

  • Safety of life at sea (SOLAS)
  • General radio regulations
  • Distress communications and log-keeping

Practical operation of:

  • MF/HF terrestrial transceiver
  • VHF transceiver
  • Navtex
  • HF/MF/VHF DSC equipment
  • Inmarsat C System
  • Inmarsat B
  • SART and EPIRB
  • Battery charging and maintenance