Test of Maritime English for Seafarers & Deck Officers

Virtual Training Centre Limited

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1 hour

Test Description:

The Online 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.  

Endorsed by Prof. Dr. Peter Trenkner:

The test has been fully reviewed and endorsed by Prof. Dr. Peter Trenkner, Chair(Rd.) of the International Maritime English Conference (IMEC) and Hon. Member of the International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA).

“… The VTC Test takes into account the requirements regarding the Maritime English competence of ships officers as laid down in the IMO Model Course 3.17 Maritime English, 2016. Furthermore, the IMO-Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP) are integrated in the corresponding tasks. This is especially commendable as the SMCP have to be used in oral ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore as well as on-board communication according to the IMO-STCW Convention, as amended …”

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.

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GBP 20.00 ex. VAT

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This is an e-learning course. Once you have completed your purchase you will receive details on how to access the course.