DP Simulator / Advanced

DP Simulator / Advanced

The course principally involves simulated DP operations including errors, faults and failures, giving the participants the opportunity to apply the lessons learnt in both the Induction Course and subsequent DP sea-time days. The topics to be covered in the course includes Practical operation of the DP system; DP operations; DP alarms, warnings and emergency procedures.

On successful completion of the Simulator Course, the DP Set-up Practical Assessment and the online assessment, the student will receive a course completion certificate and may work onboard DP ship to accumulate the sea time required for completing the training program.

Course Overview

This course principally involves simulated DP operations, including planning, errors, faults
and failures allowing the participants to apply the lessons learned in both the Induction
Course and subsequent DP Sea time days. It also gives a thorough knowledge of the
practical aspects of DP operations, planning and conducting any DP operations.
The Course Duration
It is a 5-day course. Around 30% of the time is spent on teaching DP theory and 70% on
practical exercises (including the time spent on briefing and debriefing).

The Course Aims

On completion of the DP Simulator Course, the participant should be able to:

– Carry out operational planning, risk assessment and hazard identification tasks
– Set up the DP system for a particular task
– Operate the communications
– Analyse the trends
– Discuss systems failures
– Decide on courses of action because of systems failures
– React to alarms and printer readout
– Initiate DP Alert status alarms
– React to all events occurring
– Operate the desk under normal and pressured conditions
– Practice effective teamwork
– Apply the lessons learned to date

Course Assessment

The DP Simulator Course has a three-part assessment process:

1 – DP Set Up Practical Assessment, undertaken as the course progresses. This
must be completed and competence to perform tasks is a requirement to
pass the course.
2 – A one-hour online Exam at completion of course with a pass mark of 70%.
3 – The following Formative Assessment:
(i) briefing, consisting of Scenario Objects (SMART).
(ii) debriefing, consisting of two parts, feedback from participants and
feedback from the instructor, specifically after simulator exercises.


The course will be conducted in English.


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