Online Test of Maritime English for Seafarers & Deck Officers (CPD Approved)

Test Description:

The Test of Maritime English for Seafarers and Deck Officers is an English test designed to assist ship operators and employers make informed recruiting and training decisions by assessing the English language understanding and skills of existing or potential crew or Deck Officers. The assessment is suitable for candidates of any rank or nationality.  

IMO Guidelines:

The test is designed around the approved guidelines for Maritime English developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). These guidelines are combined with internationally-recognised methods for English language testing to form a rigorous and accurate testing system for use in the maritime sector.

Testing of Competence:

The test assesses candidates’ English language competence between the levels of ‘Upper-Intermediate’ and ‘Advanced’ (CEFR (Europe): B2 to C1 and ILR (United States): Level 2 to 3). A candidate at these levels will be able to understand and produce frequently used expressions relating to areas of most immediate relevance to the function of a Deck Officer on board ship.

Duration:

Approximately 60 minutes

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Subject

Test Subjects:

The test has been carefully designed around IMO industry guidelines and includes:

  • Comprehension of spoken and written emergency commands
  • Location and purpose of health and safety and emergency equipment
  • Ranks, roles and routines of crew members and other officers
  • Interactions with fellow crew members and officers
  • Ship and other General Maritime Knowledge
  • Navigation and Nautical Charts
  • Meteorology
  • Standard and Emergency Communications
  • Ship and Medical Emergencies
  • Ship Pilotage and Berthing
  • Cargo Handling and Operations
Certification

Test Certification:

On completion of the test, a CPD Approved certificate showing the candidate’s total score will be available for printing or saving to computer hard drive. The score is shown as a percentage of correct answers out of the total 80 questions.

Demo

Test Demo:

You can view a demonstration version of this course by clicking on the following hyperlink:

https://courses.vtcelearning.online/demo-test-of-maritime-english-for-seafarers

Please note that the content you can view has been restricted and this demonstration of the course is to present you with a ‘taste’ of the course itself. To view all the content in this course, you can purchase it using the options provided on this page.

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Test Subjects:

The test has been carefully designed around IMO industry guidelines and includes:

  • Comprehension of spoken and written emergency commands
  • Location and purpose of health and safety and emergency equipment
  • Ranks, roles and routines of crew members and other officers
  • Interactions with fellow crew members and officers
  • Ship and other General Maritime Knowledge
  • Navigation and Nautical Charts
  • Meteorology
  • Standard and Emergency Communications
  • Ship and Medical Emergencies
  • Ship Pilotage and Berthing
  • Cargo Handling and Operations

Test Certification:

On completion of the test, a CPD Approved certificate showing the candidate’s total score will be available for printing or saving to computer hard drive. The score is shown as a percentage of correct answers out of the total 80 questions.

Test Demo:

You can view a demonstration version of this course by clicking on the following hyperlink:

https://courses.vtcelearning.online/demo-test-of-maritime-english-for-seafarers

Please note that the content you can view has been restricted and this demonstration of the course is to present you with a ‘taste’ of the course itself. To view all the content in this course, you can purchase it using the options provided on this page.

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