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Course Description

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 the candidates with the awareness and understanding of the key human factors influencing effective resource management. 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.

• 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 recognize 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 recognize and respond to cultural issues including cultural awareness and bias including national, organizational, departmental and personal cultural approaches

• Team working: to recognize team working models and conflict management style

• Leadership and management: to recognize and demonstrate effective leadership behaviors

• 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


At the Operational Level (section 2), this training is required by those seeking certification under: STCW Regulation II/1 - officers in charge of a navigational watch on seagoing ships of 500 GT or more lie 00W); b. STCW Regulation 111/1 - officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or as designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room {ie. EDOW): STCW Regulation 111/6 - electro-technical officers. 

Documents Required

  • Stamp/Passport size photo in formals,

  • Passport Copies


Batch dates are tentative and subject to having minimum number of candidates for the course  


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