STCW Human Element Leadership Management HELM O


Course Code: MX1EC428


Maritime and Nautical

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
11/04/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £360Enquire  
17/07/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £360Enquire  
31/07/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £360Enquire  
26/10/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus3 Days/ £400Enquire  

Course Overview

This course is designed to meet the mandatory requirements for training in the human element, leadership and management at the operational level as set out in Regulations II and III of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).  It provides students with awareness and understanding of the key human factors influencing effective resource management.

Students will acquire and develop tools and practical skills to enhance their maritime resource management capability.  This training is a prerequisite for a first Certificate of Competency (CoC) issued by the MCA meeting the requirements of Regulation II/1, III/1 and III/6.

Entry Requirements

Students following an MNTB/MCA approved programme are eligible to attend this course after their first seagoing phase.

Students following the experienced seafarer route to MCA certification shall meet the minimum seagoing service requirements for the issue of a first CoC.


Career Options and Progression

Management and leadership development, requires behavioural change, which takes time and does not occur over a matter of days. HELM O (and HELM M) are starting points for learning consolidated in the workplace.

Assessment Methods

You will learn to control the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level by the application of resource management, leadership and teamworking skills, through effective communication.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Situation and risk assessment: to understand the influence of a situation and risk assessment in the principles and practice of decision making at an operational level.

Situational awareness: how to acquire and maintain situational awareness and accidents and increasing safety margins.

Communication: how to recognise and apply best practice in communication, and be aware of barriers to communication and how these may adversely affect situational awareness.

Shipboard training: to understand the aim of shipboard training, the principles of learning and methods of developing human potential.

Culture: how to recognise and respond to cultural issues including cultural awareness and bias including national, organisational, departmental and personal cultural approaches.

Team working: to recognise team working models and conflict management style.

Leadership and management: to recognise and demonstrate effective leadership behaviours.

Workload management: understand the concept of task and workload management and be able to apply it.  Recognising fatigue and stress in yourself and others, and developing strategies for dealing with them.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

No specific equipment is required.

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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