Course Code: MX1EC251


Maritime and Nautical

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
10/04/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £775Enquire  
17/04/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £775Enquire  
30/05/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £775Enquire  
10/07/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £775Enquire  
31/07/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £775Enquire  
29/08/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £855Enquire  

Course Overview

The Human Element Leadership and Management Course (HELM M) gives all masters and senior officers the required education and training at the management level, meeting the knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in STCW tables A-II/2 and AIII/2 for senior ships officers.

The course is based on MNTB criteria and approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

You will gain effective leadership and management skills to enable you to control the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the management level.

This course is a mandatory element of the suite of requirements for officers seeking their second Certificate of Competency in either a deck or marine engineering capacity.

Entry Requirements

You will need a deck or engineering Certificate of Competency at the operational level and meet the minimum seagoing service requirements for the issue of a management level CoC.

Career Options and Progression

Successful achievement of the second Certificate of Competency will create further opportunities of senior ship board employment.

Assessment Methods

  • The meaning of the human element - classroom
  • The role of the manager – classroom, group work
  • National, international and pan national law - classroom
  • Effective communications – classroom, group work
  • Decision making and problem solving – classroom, group work
  • Practical decision making under stress - simulation
  • Assertiveness., leadership and motivation – classroom, group work
  • Project management and risk assessment – classroom, group work
  • Project management - classroom
  • Project management exercise – classroom, group project
  • Workload and fatigue management – classroom, group work
  • Blame cultures – classroom, group work
  • Multiculturalism – classroom, group work
  • Training and coaching – classroom, group work

Assessment is by continuous observation of performance against the following performance criteria:

  • Allocate and assign resources
  • Lead and manage the team
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate assertiveness and motivate team
  • Deal with stress in self and others
  • Obtain and maintain situational awareness
  • Make effective decisions

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course consists of a series of formal lectures interspersed with small group work to further investigate the issues discussed. Further reinforcement is achieved by simulator exercises designed to demonstrate leadership and management. A Project Management group exercise fosters teamwork, communication and effective delegation.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Accommodation, transfers and meals are not provided within this course.

All equipment required by the course is provided.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NONE

Terms and Conditions

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