The subscription of the NavSkills CAT service includes:
Provision of one PC-based ECDIS training workstation with the FURUNO ECDIS control units for both models.
No ordinary mouse and keyboard! The trainees are able to learn by using FURUNO NavSkills CAT ECDIS control units designed for training purpose, which employ fully functional, real user interface of the FURUNO ECDIS FEA-2107/2807 and FMD-3200/3300. This makes NavSkills trainees familiarized with the ECDIS, which they will be operating once assigned to a ship after completion of the course.
Online access to the latest training programmes for both models on the FURUNO training server.
Training can be conducted at the offices of the ship owner or crewing companies, and save cost for transportation and accommodation for the trainees. Moreover, the contents and quality of the training programme is identical to the classroom training provided by INSTC Denmark or in the INSTC Singapore. FURUNO has established more than 15 dedicated NAVSKILL training centers around the world, which have been designed to conform to the training standards and requirements set out by flag administrations as well as vetting societies.
Two-way communication support to online instructors via VoIP
Unlike other distance learning schemes, online access to the instructors is available to ensure that any questions that the trainees may have during the training, can be solved on the spot through interactive communication between the trainees and the available instructors.
The training comprises of 18 lessons and is scheduled to last approx. 10- 12 hours including examination. The training has operation exercises, stop tests and can be interrupted and resumed when applicable.
Certification of the trainees from FURUNO INSTC upon successful completion of the course curriculum.
3. Computer Based Training CBT
(FURUNO ECDIS models FMD-3100, FMD 3200 and FMD 3300).
FURUNO has developed a CBT solution for the latest FURUNO ECDIS models. This training shall be considered as a minimum solution of familiarization training although it still fulfill the requirements of the IMO ISM code subsection 6.3 and 6.5 with a limited assessment test.
The CBT comprises of a CBT file, which is available for download here (size: 646 MB) By simple downloading of the CBT software the trainee get access to a complete session of training, which enables the trainee to obtain knowledge of the disciplines available in the classroom and the NAVSKILLS CAT concept, however, by means of a common PC/laptop only. No physical ECDIS keyboard is needed.
The trainee can obtain the familiarzation training from his home or at another convenient place. The training time is estimated to 8 -10 hours. The training can be executed in interrupted sessions and resumed when convenient. No session tests are available.
The certificate for a passed CBT training can be obtained by purchasing a license key for FURUNO DANMARK A/S. This key is inserted by the end of the training session, when the training programme requires the key to be inserted. When uploading the final test sheet the requested license key is matched with the purchase order in the FURUNO Training database and the certificate is issued and send to the owner/crewing company or individual depending of the address submitted when signing up for the test.