Press Release: IMarEST recognise AT SEA courses
International body IMarEST has awarded official accreditation to a popular set of Maths and English courses used by seafarers all over the world.
The courses, produced by training company Coracle and charity The Marine Society, are unique because they speak directly to professional sailors, using examples and problems they encounter every day on the ocean wave.
IMarEST accreditation is a recognition of quality and a signal to its thousands of members worldwide that a course is aligned with its professional standards.
The Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST) recognises courses which assist members in maintaining their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Recognition of courses means that IMarEST has assessed the course against a set criteria: this ensures a high standard of course content, provision and assessment.
The Marine Society is delighted that the @Sea courses have now been awarded official accreditation from IMarEST.
Commenting on the recognition, Mark Windsor (Director of Lifelong Learning Marine Society and Sea Cadets) said, "The Marine Society has been committed to supporting and training seafarers since 1756. The endorsement and recognition by IMarEST of the work we have done with Coracle to deliver the @Sea courses is recognition that the courses set a very high standard. The Learning Line platform from Coracle, together with the Android and iOS Apps, ensure access to courses, even when offline. Supporting the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of seafarers is extremely important to The Marine Society and Coracle’s approach, software and expertise helps us deliver on our ambition."
Maths@Sea is designed for nautical students and working crews. As well as functional maths, it also covers elementary aspects of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry: essential skill sets at nautical college, but often no longer covered as part of the school curriculum.
Maths@Sea+ is designed for nautical students and crews undertaking OOW or higher STCW certification. The course contains five core modules of Algebra, Trigonometry, Charts and Bearings, Introduction to Functions and Introduction to Calculus.
Writing@Sea helps maritime students get to grips with the fundamentals of written English including report writing, formal letters and grammar essentials. It's tailor made for the maritime sector with examples, assignments, and tests using familiar seafaring language and imagery. Writing@Sea helps learners to organise ideas and express them with confidence, draft written reports, letters and emails, identify common mistakes made with apostrophes, spelling and punctuation.
@Sea learning available At Sea too!
As an e-learning platform the Learning Line requires an internet connection in order to maintain real-time records. However, learning with Coracle’s ‘Learning Line’ platform ensures access to courses, even when offline, and for records to be maintained.
In order to achieve this, the @Sea courses are available as Apps for Android and iOS devices. These Apps allow studies to be continued even where there is no internet connection.
Users simply download the App relating to the Activity being studied and once the account has been authenticated the content is available via the user’s phone or tablet whilst they are offline. When the user is next online their statements are synced to their Learning Line using a process that Coracle call ‘Asynchronous Background Sync (ABS) for the Learning Line’.
For more details, please contact:
- James Tweed (Coracle): 01223 422 015
- Charles Woodward (MS-SC): 020 7654 7026
IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.
About The Marine Society
The Marine Society was the world’s first charity dedicated to seafarers with a history dating back to 1756. In 1976 the Marine Society consolidated its position of supporting the maritime community when it merged with the Seafarers Education Service. The charity continued to provide and develop educational services to seafarers along with the provision of libraries to ships. Today the charity continues to champion the well-being, personal, and professional development of seafarers and now delivers a range of services appreciated by seafarers across the globe.
Coracle is a leading provider of CPD training across a number of business areas, including its historical home port of the maritime sector. Since 2006 Coracle has helped tens of thousands of people in nearly 70 countries on their learning journey by preparing them for professional exams, navigating and recording compliance requirements and following company induction programmes.
Coracle specialises in bringing knowledge to life. The company develops content and offers a cloud based e-learning platform, the Learning Line, that helps its clients build communities, generate leads, support their staff and inspire loyalty. Their approach is to make it easy for people to integrate learning and development into their daily lives by offering e-learning resources and systems that work across all devices.
Coracle Transforms Learning.