High Voltage (Management Level)

About this course

This course is suitable for marine engineering officers, electrical or electro-technical officers, engineer surveyors and marine superintendents. The training gives seafarers the essential education and training in high voltage (HV) installations to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency requirements as set out in STCW 2010 Tables A-III/2 and A-III/6 for electrical, electronic and control systems at the management level.

The course consists of a blend of classroom and practical training using dedicated facilities to enable students to achieve the following training outcomes:

  • Management of high voltage operations on board a ship, including familiarisation with HV safety rules, procedures and legislation, knowledge of electrical hazards, and completion of safety records and documentation.
  • Understanding the HV system and the maintenance of distribution capability, including operational and safety features, function of protection devices, HV switch room arrangements, analysing the protection of marine distribution systems and practical maintenance.
  • Identification of faults within an HV system and reconfiguration of the system to maintain electrical supply, including identification of fault levels and conditions, and compiling and implementing a switching plan to isolate a high voltage distribution fault.

Further information

Please see MIN 423(M) for further information on requirements for revalidation of Certificates of Competency (CoCs).

Further information of the STCW 2010 Manila Amendment requirement for engineer and electro-technical officers to undergo training in HV systems.

Course delivery location

From 1 June 2019, this course will be delivered from our new maritime simulation centre at Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please check your joining instructions for further information. 

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 
Email: warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Yes Enquire
Monday 21 October 2019 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 11 November 2019 No £1130 Enquire
Monday 25 November 2019 No £1130 Enquire
Monday 2 December 2019 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 9 December 2019 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 27 January 2020 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 10 February 2020 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 9 March 2020 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 16 March 2020 No £1130 Enquire
Monday 30 March 2020 No £1130 Enquire
Monday 20 April 2020 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 11 May 2020 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 15 June 2020 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 22 June 2020 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 29 June 2020 Yes £1130 Book
Monday 20 July 2020 No £1130 Enquire
Monday 27 July 2020 No £1130 Enquire

Course information

Next available date

Monday 21 October 2019


4.5 days



Teaching methods

Classroom and practical training


  • Proof of prior electrical or electro-technical experience in a shipboard environment.
  • Proof of approved sea time as EOOW of at least 12 months.
  • Evidence of being part of an initial electro-technical training programme.
  • Photographic identification.

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