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ROV Operations

Save almost £1,500 off the cost of this entirely operational course which provides you with additional experience of operating a work class system


2 week ROV Operations Course: £4,440.75 + VAT – save almost £1,500 on the cost of your course*

This entirely operational course provides sufficient knowledge to develop your skills and knowledge, and to allow you to complete basic tasks; pre-dive checks, launching the system, typical subsea tasks and recording them, recovery of the vehicle and post-dive checks. Practical experience is provided using the Centre’s fully mobilised and functional Triton XL work class systems.

This course will provide additional experience and hands-on training required to familiarise yourself with these systems. Training will aim to ensure you are prepared for your next offshore role, making you a safer and more effective part of your ROV team.  This course provides a unique opportunity to learn about the different aspects of the roles you may be involved in when launching, flying and recovering a work class ROV, in a controlled environment, but with similar challenges to working offshore.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated competence in many areas of ROV operations. These will include safety considerations, spatial awareness and navigation, record keeping, maintenance and essential teamwork skills.

Some of the key learning outcomes and practical tasks undertaken during the 2 week (10 day) ROV Operations Course include:

  • Using spatial awareness exercises and piloting scenarios, using the WROV simulator, candidates will be able to describe typical subsea hazards that impact on typical ROV dive planning and situations.
  • Using simulated exercises (VMAX WROV simulator) students will develop their awareness of static/dynamic factors (tether-drag, payload, depth etc.) affecting ROV performance.
  • Experience first-hand using WROV and OBSROV examples the impact of planned maintenance routines on the operational performance and readiness of an ROV system, illustrated using the in-place frameworks for the Centre’s ROV systems.
  • Using a range of sensors (gyro-compass, cameras, bathymetric sensing, sonar, USBL acoustic positioning) candidates will gain invaluable operational experience in the interfacing, operating and data acquisition (and data handling) of typical sensors and how they are deployed in typical application in industry.
  • Candidates will experience a variety of typical LARS (launch and recovery systems).
  • Candidates will undertake a variety of ROV piloting exercises, ranging from entering and leaving a WROV TMS, to advanced manipulator practice (T4 and Rigmaster) and sensor navigation (gyro, cameras, depth, sonar, acoustic positioning); designed to enhance core competency in ROV operational practice for candidates.
  • Develop reporting skills as they pertain to ROV operations (safety, maintenance, dive-logs, data, fault-reports, etc.).

To attend this 2 week operational course, you must have completed either our three week ROV Pilot Technician Course or our seven week Premium ROV Course; or have attended a recognised ROV training course previously – see the pre-requisites for details.

*Reduced from £5,912 for courses starting before 30th September 2017; book now – offer subject to change. For latest dates and prices, click here.

For more information email us on or call +44 1397 703 786.

ROV Operations Course - Enquiry

If you have any questions, or would like some more information, please contact our Student Advisors using the form below:

Dates & Prices

Please note: Dates marked as Red are Full

For the most up-to-date course dates and availability please contact our student advisors.

Start Date
End Date
Cost (ex VAT)
Cost (inc VAT)
Start Date:  22/05/2017
End Date:  02/06/2017
Duration:  2 weeks
Cost (ex VAT):  £5,921.00
Cost (inc VAT):  £7,105.00
Start Date:  05/06/2017
End Date:  16/06/2017
Duration:  2 weeks
Cost (ex VAT):  £5,921.00
Cost (inc VAT):  £7,105.00
Start Date:  09/10/2017
End Date:  20/10/2017
Duration:  2 weeks
Cost (ex VAT):  £5,921.00
Cost (inc VAT):  £7,105.00
Start Date:  23/10/2017
End Date:  03/11/2017
Duration:  2 weeks
Cost (ex VAT):  £5,921.00
Cost (inc VAT):  £7,105.00


In order to attend this course, we recommend either completion of our 3 week ROV Induction Course (or similar) and a suitable engineering training/qualification in a relevant engineering discipline (electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic).

A level of ROV experience is desirable (150 hrs logged) but not an essential pre-requisite. Our Student Advisors will be able to assist suitability to attend this course prior to booking: contact or call +44 1397 703 786.


Kit List

You are required to bring the following with you:

  • Plenty of warm clothing
  • High visibility foul weather gear (waterproofs)
  • Safety footwear (e.g. steel toe caps.  Footwear must meet the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002, and preferably have a ‘CE’ marking.)
  • An up to date copy of your CV
  • You will also need to bring some basic stationery – including a Casio FX83ES scientific calculator, notebook, pens/ pencils.

For more information email us on or call +44 1397 703 786.

For more information and advice about our training contact one of our Student Advisors;
Or call +44 1397 703 786