Remotely Operated Vehicle Training


This four-week course is a combination of theoretical and practical training designed to equip delegates with the necessary knowledge and basic skills required to work offshore under supervision as a member of an ROV system crew.

Course contents include:

  • Overall safety and environmental awareness.
  • Introduction to ROV systems.
  • Lifting equipment awareness.
  • Roles and responsibilities of ROV crew members (including an introduction to the IMCA competence scheme).
  • ROV engineering systems (hydraulics and applied mechanics).
  • ROV Electrical, electronic and fibre optic systems.
  • Use of test equipment (hydraulic, electrical and fibre optic).
  • Practical ROV operations (launch, recovery, pre and post dive checks, piloting and navigation).

Course delegates will perform practical assessments throughout the course, the results of which will impact on the final consideration toward the awarding of certification.
Course delegates who successfully complete this course achieve a Certificate of Achievement which, when combined with the delegates valid offshore medical and survival certificates, allow the award of an ROV Pilot/Technician Grade II Certificate and entrance to the Amandla Offshore competence scheme.

Please note that this course has strict entry requirements, which are derived from IMCA guidance note IMCA R002 Rev 2, May 01 2009 (Entry Level Requirements and Basic Introductory Course Outline for New ROV Personnel). Individuals wishing to work in the ROV industry must have appropriate technical experience and/or academic qualifications.

This competence scheme supports the IMCA ROV Personnel Competence Scheme guidelines contained within IMCA guidance document C005 Rev 3, January 2011 (Competence and Assurance Scheme for ROV Personnel).

Offshore personnel must hold an offshore survival certificate and medical examination certificate valid for the geographic area or company they work for. These certificates must be produced to allow the award of the ROV Pilot/Technician Grade II certificate. Without these certificates, only a Certificate of achievement can be awarded after successfully completing the course, with the ROV Pilot/Technician Grade II certificate being issued once the successful delegate can provide copies of these certificates to Amandla Offshore. This practice is required in order to ensure compliance with IMCA C005 Rev 3.

Entry requirements for ROV course include:
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:
– Electrical.
– Electronics.
– Hydraulics.
– Mechanics.

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.


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.


In certain circumstances, candidates who do not meet the above but have extensive industrial experience, supported by evidence and references, may be acceptable.

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