Subsea Technology Series

Level 3 City and Guilds Certificate in Subsea Technology

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The series consists of 4 modules, as detailed below;

  • Subsea Equipment & Tools
  • Material Technologies, Subsea Systems & Flow Assurance
  • ROV Systems
  • Subsea Controls

These self study modules enable the candidate to select learning materials that suit his or her own particular requirements. Modules can be studied at the candidates own pace and should be studied in the order set out. The study time needed will vary from one module to another, and from one individual to another – we recommend between 40 - 60 hours for each module.

No commitment to enrolling for the complete Subsea Technology Series is required at any time although each candidate must register for each module which can be bought individually. Modules are non-transferrable and can only be assigned to one candidate. 

Each module is assessed by examination and an individual certificate endorsed by City and Guilds awarded to successful candidates. Each exam passed successfully will contribute to one Certificate of Unit Credit towards 'The Certificate in Subsea Technology'. The Certificate will be awarded after all 4 Certificates of Unit Credit have been accumulated. 

Candidates can use the course for reference and are under no obligation to go through the examination process.

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  • FULL COURSE - Subsea Technology Series (Digital Only) £560.00 Download Only
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    • Subsea Equipment and Tools
    • Material Technologies, Subsea Systems and Flow Assurance
    • ROV Systems
    • Subsea Controls
  • FULL COURSE - Subsea Technology Series £600.00
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    • Subsea Equipment and Tools
    • Material Technologies, Subsea Systems and Flow Assurance
    • ROV Systems
    • Subsea Controls
  • Subsea Equipment and Tools (Digital) £140.00 Download Only
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    Please be aware this version of Subsea Equipment & Tools includes a digital (PDF) copy ONLY. For a hard copy of this module please see option below.

    1 workbook comprising of 10 sections

    Recommended study time: 40-60 hours

    • Topside facilities for different water depths
    • Oil industry engineering standards
    • Wellhead and hanger system
    • Production flowbase
    • Conventional xmas tree
    • Spool or horizontal xmas tree
    • Well intervention system
    • Protective structures
    • Subsea field layout
    • Case study
  • Subsea Equipment and Tools £150.00
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    1 workbook comprising of 10 sections

    Recommended study time: 40-60 hours

    • Topside facilities for different water depths
    • Oil industry engineering standards
    • Wellhead and hanger system
    • Production flowbase
    • Conventional xmas tree
    • Spool or horizontal xmas tree
    • Well intervention system
    • Protective structures
    • Subsea field layout
    • Case study
  • Material Technologies, Subsea Systems and Flow Assurance (Digital) £140.00 Download Only
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    Please be aware this version of Material Technologies, Subsea Systems & Flow Assurance includes a digital (PDF) copy ONLY. For a hard copy of this module please see option below.

    1 workbook comprising of 19 sections

    Recommended study time: 40 – 60 hours

    • Basics of engineering materials and properties
    • Introduction to materials for subsea equipment
    • Applications of materials
    • Failure mechanisms
    • Cathodic protection and hydrogen sulphide
    • Coatings and surface protection
    • Basics of metal fatigue
    • The erosion process
    • The main subsea assemblies
    • Manifold design and insulation
    • Manifold facilities and flow management
    • Control system
    • Pipeline end manifold
    • High integrity pipeline protection system
    • Pipeline end termination
    • Corrosion, erosion and radio activity
    • Subsea separation
    • Main sensor systems
    • Well intervention vessels
  • Material Technologies, Subsea Systems and Flow Assurance £150.00
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    1 workbook comprising of 19 sections

    Recommended study time: 40 – 60 hours

    • Basics of engineering materials and properties
    • Introduction to materials for subsea equipment
    • Applications of materials
    • Failure mechanisms
    • Cathodic protection and hydrogen sulphide
    • Coatings and surface protection
    • Basics of metal fatigue
    • The erosion process
    • The main subsea assemblies
    • Manifold design and insulation
    • Manifold facilities and flow management
    • Control system
    • Pipeline end manifold
    • High integrity pipeline protection system
    • Pipeline end termination
    • Corrosion, erosion and radio activity
    • Subsea separation
    • Main sensor systems
    • Well intervention vessels

     

  • ROV Systems (Digital) £140.00 Download Only
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    Please be aware this version of ROV Systems includes a digital (PDF) copy ONLY. For a hard copy of this module please see option below.
     

    1 workbook comprising of 11 sections

    Recommended study time: 40 – 60 hours

    • General principles of an ROV
    • ROV basic principles
    • Safety considerations
    • Identification of main system components
    • Deployment methods and handling systems
    • Basics of ROV physics
    • Electrical basics
    • Communication basics
    • Basic ROV hydraulic system
    • Main sensor systems
    • ROV tooling suites
  • ROV Systems £150.00
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    1 workbook comprising of 11 sections

    Recommended study time: 40 – 60 hours

    • General principles of an ROV
    • ROV basic principles
    • Safety considerations
    • Identification of main system components
    • Deployment methods and handling systems
    • Basics of ROV physics
    • Electrical basics
    • Communication basics
    • Basic ROV hydraulic system
    • Main sensor systems
    • ROV tooling suites
  • Subsea Controls (Digital) £140.00 Download Only
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    Please be aware this version of Subsea Controls includes a digital (PDF) copy ONLY. For a hard copy of this module please see option below.

    1 workbook comprising of 5 sections

    Recommended study time: 40 – 60 hours

    • Subsea productions control system basics
    • Subsea control hydraulics
    • Subsea communication systems
    • Subsea electrical systems
    • Computing systems, electronics and sensors
  • Subsea Controls £150.00
    More info

    1 workbook comprising of 5 sections

    Recommended study time: 40 – 60 hours

    • Subsea productions control system basics
    • Subsea control hydraulics
    • Subsea communication systems
    • Subsea electrical systems
    • Computing systems, electronics and sensors
  • Course materials
  • Who is the series intended for?
  • Examinations
  • Cost

Modules are presented in a workbook format.

The digital version is presented as a PDF.

Workbooks contain:

  • Syllabus breakdown
  • Training targets for candidates to achieve by the end of each unit
  • ‘Test yourself’ questions
  • ‘Check yourself’ answers
  • Activities
  • Chapter summaries 

The series will be of value to:

  • New starts to the industry and current oil and gas employees looking to expand their knowledge base
  • Subsea technicians in the early stages of their career or technicians from other industries looking to transfer to the subsea industry
  • Managers and supervisors of oil, service and manufacturing companies who need to build on their background knowledge
  • New technical or engineering graduates - part of their induction programme
  • Administrative staff that require an introduction to the technical background, and a key to the technical language

Exams

There is a written exam at the end of each module. 

Exams can be held any time at an approved venue  i.e. there is no set time limit between starting a module and sitting the exam.  

When a candidate is ready to take the exam an invigilator must be appointed on their behalf. The ‘Invigilator’ may be a Training Manager, OIM or Senior Manager. The invigilator is responsible for the receipt of the exam papers, security of the papers, invigilation of the exam and return of the paper. 

The invigilator must contact our team at the UK office to arrange the dispatch of exams.  Included with the papers will be an invigilation form for signature of the invigilator and rules and procedures for the exam.  

Candidates may sit the exam, free of charge at our offices at Minerva House. If this is not possible, then we suggest you contact your local college or learning centre to arrange to sit the exam on their premises. These arrangements must be made by the candidate. Some colleges may charge an invigilation and room hire fee which the candidate will be responsible for. 

The examination is a two hour closed book written exam. Section A has 20 short questions similar to the Test Yourself in the books. Section B comprises of three questions of which two must be answered – these require good, neat, correctly labelled drawings and a good descriptor.

Pass Marks: 

60%-74% - Pass

75%-84% - Credit

85%-100% - Distinction 

‘Test Yourself’ questions are available in the workbooks to help you prepare for your exams. 

There is no registration or examination fee. However, in order to be registered to sit the exam, the candidate must have purchased each module.

If candidates do not achieve the required pass mark (60%) a re-sit exam can be arranged at no extra cost, only a pass grade will be awarded irrespective of the result. Should candidates require a re-sit of the same module more than once, there will be an examination fee of £30.00.

 

Exam Tips

The examination is a two hour closed book written exam.

Section A

Section A comprises of 20 short answer questions similar to the Test Yourself section in the workbooks.

  • Read and understand what is being asked by the questions.
  • Some questions have more than one answer.
  • Check your answer for errors.

Section B

Section B comprises of three questions of which two must be answered (25 marks each split approx. 10 marks for the diagram, 15 for description) – these require good, neat, correctly labelled drawings and a good descriptor. All questions in the paper relate to the information given in the workbooks.

  • It may seem obvious, but when sitting exams, you need to answer the questions set – all too often, students spot key words in an exam question and then write all they know about that topic without first taking the time to understand what the question is asking them to do. Before you write anything in the exam, read the questions carefully and plan your answers; it is always apparent who has spent a few minutes planning their work as these answers are presented in a more coherent and professional manner. This being the case, whatever you present must be legible, credible and it must answer the question set.
  • Ensure you are reporting on the correct process system and your sketches reflect this.
    Giving brief or inadequate reports or descriptions in you answer will lose marks, as will inaccurate or poor drawings.
  • Writing should be legible and abbreviations avoided as they may be local to your work place only.
  • The only piping and valve symbols acceptable are those depicted in your P.O.L study book. Marks will be deducted for incorrect symbols.

Do not assume that the marker will understand references or accept sections omitted because they seem obvious. Reports on the process or equipment should be fully explained and the operation shown clearly on your sketch.

 

Exam Procedures

Each module in the series is £150 (£140 for digital version), including UK delivery

International delivery for hard copy will incur shipping charges dependent on location and service.

Payment may also be made by way of:

  • An authorised company Purchase Order
  • A company or personal cheque (to be made out to OPITO LTD in GB Pounds)
  • Cash (at OPITO only)