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INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE SYLLABUS

INTRODUCTION

    The following are a list of the main points that the Instructor or Examiner will be required to assess for anybody that wants to get an ICC. There is both a practical assessment and a written theory section to the ICC.

PREPARATION FOR SEA

    Has student carried out preparation for sea checks and mechanical checklist including:

    • Safety brief including use of all safety equipment.
    • Pre-start engine checks
    • Pre-start weather checks
    • Start engine and checking cooling
    • Check fuelling requirements and range
SHORT PASSAGE

    Student must execute a short passage including all of the following:

    DEPARTING FROM A PONTOON OR MARINA BERTH

    • Has the student communicated effectively with the crew
    • Did the student understand the use of springs to depart from lee wall/pontoon
    • Did the student position fenders correctly
    • Did the student understand the lazy line if departing from a Stern to berth.

  • MAN OVER BOARD PROCEDURES
    • Has the student demonstrated correct direction and speed of approach
    • Has suitable contact been made with MOB

  • COMING ALONGSIDE or STERN TO
    • Has the student communicated effectively with the crew
    • Has the student showed awareness of other water users
    • Did they prepare warps/fenders correctly
    • Did they choose the correct angle and speed of approach
    • Has the student stopped the boat in place and secured to the pontoon
    • For Stern to mooring, has the student understood the purpose of, and how to use the lazy line.

  • 360 Degree TURN
    • The yacht must be sailed through 360 degrees, demonstrating all points of sail and then a full 360 degree turn under the motor must be demonstrated in a confined space.

  • SECURING TO A BUOY
    • Has the student communicated effectively with the crew
    • Did they prepare the warps correctly
    • Did they choose the correct angle and speed of approach
    • Has the student secured the boat effectively
    • Has the student departed from the buoy safely

  • HANDLING UNDER SAIL
    • Did the applicant use suitable sails for prevailing condition
    • Did the applicant choose a suitable area for hoisting/lowering sails
    • Did the applicant trim sails correctly
    • Has the applicant warned crew before undertaking any manoeuvres
    • Did the applicant undertake a check of the area before tacking and gybing

  • POWER MANOEUVRES
    • Has the applicant shown awareness for other water users
    • Did the applicant use a kill-cord if appropriate
    • Did the applicant choose a suitable area to carry out manoeuvres
    • Did the applicant carry out an emergency stop
    • Was the applicant able to control speed on turns and did they warn crew before starting and executing emergency turns.
THEORY TEST

  • REGULATIONS Required for all candidates
    • Can the applicant recognise a potential collision situation?
    • Does the applicant know what action to take as “stand on” and “give way” vessel?
    • Can the applicant determine a safe speed?
    • Does the applicant recognise manoeuvring signals?
    • Can the applicant recognise and make visual distress signals?
    • Does the applicant know to keep a proper lookout?

  • REGULATIONS AND PILOTAGE
    • Does the applicant know the requirements for navigation lights and ships?
    • Does the applicant recognise sound signals?
    • Does the applicant recognise the following from the lights – vessel at anchor, power driven vessel and sailing vessel?
    • Can the applicant recognise, by day and night, and understand the significance of buoys of the IALA system?
    • Can the applicant plan a harbour entry/departure, taking in to account possible hazards?
    • Does the applicant know the sources of information regarding local regulations, port entry and departure signals and Port Operations radio?

  • NAVIGATION
    • Can the applicant plot a position by cross bearings and by Latitude and Longitude?
    • Can the applicant interpret a navigational chart and understand charted depths, drying heights and charted hazards?
    • Can the applicant use a tide table to find times and heights of high and low water?
    • Can the applicant determine direction rate of tidal stream from a tidal atlas or from tidal diamonds?
    • Can the applicant determine magnetic course to steer, making allowances for leeway and tidal stream