STCW RADAR/ARPA (operational level) – 5 700 UAH (full) / 3 400 UAH (refresher)

Course Name:
RADAR / ARPA (operational level)


This model course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Table A-II/1 and in Section B-I/12 of STCW 2010 as amended.

After the training, the participants shall be able to:

  • describe the basic theory and operation of a marine Radar System;
  • set up and operate Radar in accordance with Manufacturer’s instructions;
  • perform manual radar plotting;
  • use radar to ensure safe navigation;
  • use radar to avoid collision or close encounters;
  • describe and ARPA system operate and ARPA system.

Course overview:

The aspects covered include the theory necessary to understand how radar information is obtained and displayed, the limitations and accuracy of that information, the formation and recognition of unwanted responses, the correct use of operational controls to obtain an optimal display and checks on performance of the set.

The various modes of display available and the choice of a suitable mode for a particular application are covered, together with the effect that changes in the course or speed of “own” or target ship have on the appearance of the display. The course also covers the recognition of critical targets, the measurement of bearings and distances, and the use of these for fixing the ship’s position and maintaining a plot of the movement of other ships as an aid to collision avoidance. Exercise in the application of the COLREG makes use of the resulting plot. This course provides training in the basic theory and the use of radar for officers in charge of a navigational watch based on the guidance on training in radar observation and plotting and in the operational use of ARPA in Section B-I/12.

Target group: Deck Officers, Deck Cadets

Duration: 10 Days. The course is a full 10 days programme and attendance for the whole duration of the course is essential in order to be deemed competent.

Refresher Course Duration: 5 Days. The course is a full 5 days programme and attendance for the whole duration of the course is essential in order to be deemed competent.

Course will start at 0900 every day. Two coffee breaks. Please arrive in good time for your training course and allow an extra 10 minutes for check-in on the first day. Late arrival will cause inconvenience for others.

KMSTC, (Kherson State Maritime Academy – 20, Ushakova av. Kherson, Ukraine) Delegates will be registered in the academy hall.

Drug and alcohol policy:
Alcohol cannot be consumed on KMSTC premises. In the opinion of management, if a participant is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, then management shall remove that person from KMSTC premises. Notification to the person’s employer may be made if the employer paid for the course.

Items to Bring:
Form of Valid Government Issued identification, with photograph (passport / driving License / Government Card etc), copy of Radar Observation and Plotting certificate.

Special Requirements:
Please inform us if you require any special requirements for your training with us here at KMSTC, for example (physical, religious, dietary requirements) we will assist where necessary.
You may do so by contacting KMSTC by email, phone or calling in prior to training, your requests will be treated in confidence.

Participants will demonstrate/explain/identify their level of knowledge, skills and understanding through oral and/or written questioning and practical activities by our qualified facilitators.

Complaints and Appeals:
All trainees who find themselves deemed ”Not Yet Competent” have the right to appeal that decision. All appeals shall be directed, in writing, to the Administrator who will support your appeal process. Where participants believe that they have been treated unfairly, unruly or unjust by any member of staff whilst attending a KMSTC run course, or whilst having contact with KMSTC, they should express their concerns in writing with assistance from the administrator.

Cancellations and refunds:
KMSTC will safeguard fees paid by customers in advance. Customers who have paid in advance for training will be entitled to a full refund in the event of withdrawing five working days prior to training.

Approved by Ukraine Administration.