Categories: a-port-information, BusinessPublished On: 25.08.2021492 words2.5 min read

Summary

This notice sets out dates for the IALA V103 courses and Local Port Services (LPS) courses programmed for UK Port and Harbour Authorities at MCA accredited training organisations between September 2021 and July 2022.

1. Introduction

1.1 Annex 1 to this notice sets out the V103 course and LPS course dates available between September 2021 and July 2022. The dates have been agreed and arranged following consultation with Tyne Coast College (formerly South Tyneside College), Blackpool and The Fylde College (Fleetwood Nautical Campus), the Port of London Authority and the Humber Training Academy.

1.2 Candidates should contact the training organisations directly as some of the dates contained in Annex 1 may be subject to short notice change. The VTS training organisations should also be consulted to determine any Accredited Prior Learning (APL) requirements especially with regards to non-marine applicants, if appropriate.

1.3 Further guidance can be obtained from the current Marine Guidance Note 434 Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) as amended – Training and Certification of VTS Personnel.

1.4 This information will be promulgated on an annual basis.

Contact information

Tyne Coast College

Tyne Coast College
Marine Booking Centre
St George’s Avenue
South Shields
South Tyneside
NE34 6ET

Tel: 0191 427 3772

Email: marine@stc.ac.uk

Blackpool & The Fylde College

Blackpool & The Fylde College
Fleetwood Nautical Campus Broadwater
Fleetwood
Lancashire
FY7 8JZ

Tel: 01253 779123

Email: maritime@blackpool.ac.uk

VTS Humber Training Academy

VTS Humber Training Academy
Cleethorpe Road
Grimsby
DN31 3LL

Tel: 01472 359181

Email: ABPacademy@abports.co.uk

Port of London Authority

Port of London Authority
VTS Training Manager
London River House
Royal Pier Road
Gravesend
Kent, DA12 2BG
United Kingdom

Tel: 01474 562282

mail: vtsenquiry@pla.co.uk

More information

Navigation Safety Branch
Maritime and Coastguard Agency,
Spring Place,
105 Commercial Road,
Southampton,
SO15 1EG

Tel : +44 (0) 20 3817 2000.

E-mail: navigationsafety@mcga.gov.uk

Annex 1

VTS Refresher (V103/5)

Blackpool & The Fylde College 12 Oct 2021 – 14 Oct 2021
5 Apr 2022 – 7 Apr 2022
12 Jul 2022 – 14 Jul 2022
Port of London Authority 8 Sep 2021 – 10 Sep 2021
6 Oct 2021 – 8 Oct 2021
1 Dec 2021 – 3 Dec 2021
2 Feb 2022 – 4 Feb 2022
8 Jun 2022 – 10 Jun 2022
22 Jun 2022 – 24 Jun 2022
Tyne Coast College 7 Sep 2021 – 9 Sep 2021
5 Oct 2021 – 7 Oct 2021
23 Nov 2021 – 25 Nov 2021
25 Jan 2022 – 27 Jan 2022
22 Mar 2022 – 24 Mar 2022
10 May 2022 – 12 May 2022
5 Jul 2022 – 7 Jul 2022
VTS Humber Training Academy 26 Oct 2021 – 28 Oct 2021
18 Jan 2022 – 20 Jan 2022
5 Apr 2022 – 7 Apr 2022

VTS VHF Radio

Tyne Coast College 9 Sep 2021 – 10 Sep 2021
6 Jan 2022 – 7 Jan 2022
28 Apr 2022 – 29 Apr 2022

VTS Nautical Knowledge

Tyne Coast College 13 Sep 2021 – 1 Oct 2021
10 Jan 2022 – 28 Jan 2022
3 May 2022 – 20 May 2022

VTS Radar / ARPA

Tyne Coast College 4 Oct 2021 – 8 Oct 2021
31 Jan 2022 – 4 Feb 2022
23 May 2022 – 27 May 2022
Blackpool & The Fylde College 11 Oct 2021 – 15 Oct 2021
4 Apr 2022 – 8 Apr 2022
11 Jul 2022 – 15 Jul 2022

VTS Operator (V103/1)

Tyne Coast College Induction / UPK: W/C 11 Oct 2021
Simulator: W/C 18 Oct 2021
Simulator: W/C 25 Oct 2021
Induction / UPK: W/C 7 Feb 2022
Simulator: W/C 14 Feb 2022
Simulator: W/C 21 Feb 2022
Induction / UPK: W/C 6 Jun 2022
Simulator: W/C 13 Jun 2022
Simulator: W/C 20 Jun 2022
Blackpool & The Fylde College Induction / UPK: W/C 18 Oct 2021
Simulator: W/C 25 Oct 2021
Induction / UPK: W/C 11 Apr 2022
Simulator: W/C 19 Apr 2022
Induction / UPK: W/C 18 Jul 2022
Simulator: W/C 25 Jul 2022

VTS Supervisor (V103/2)

Tyne Coast College 1 Nov 2021 – 12 Nov 2021
28 Feb 2022 – 11 Feb 2022
20 Jun 2022 – 1 Jul 2022

VTS Instructor (V103/4)

Tyne Coast College 16 Nov 2021 – 18 Nov 2021
8 Feb 2022 – 10 Feb 2022
28 Jun 2022 – 30 Jun 2022
MCA: VTS V103 and Local Port Services Course Dates
MCA: VTS V103 and Local Port Services Course Dates