i) A nationally-recognised technical or trade qualification (military service qualification and/or an appropriate level national vocational qualification is acceptable) completed in one or more of the following subjects:
In addition to the above-mentioned trade qualification, a minimum of three years, technically relevant, industrial experience (including any accepted training period) in an appropriate discipline, which should have been obtained within the previous four years.
ii) A nationally-recognised, higher (tertiary) academic qualification (not otherwise covered above) in a relevant technical subject; plus a minimum of one year of technically relevant industrial experience, which can be secured as a feature of the entry into the ROV industry, i.e. a university graduate may go direct to a suitable establishment to secure the minimum of one year of relevant industrial experience, which may be with the employer.
iii) In certain circumstances, candidates who do not meet the above but have extensive industrial experience, supported by evidence and references, may be acceptable.
The Rov pilot course is a training course that follows the IMCA guide lines:
The course has been developed to cater for small groups over 7 days of intensive training plus 1 day for the final audit and test.
Course will have a mix of theoretical classroom-based lessons, together with a minimum of 13 hours of piloting per person.
At the end of the course the Maritime Assessor will verify the skills and knowledge of each cadet and will assign the score from a minimum value to a maximum, that will be shown on the diploma. The score will be useful for companies to better identify the potential of each cadet. In addition, the Maritime Assessor will write a “Letter of Reference” for the cadets who will receive the highest marks.
The student will receive: