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Human Element, Leadership and Management (HELM) at the Operational Level

About this course

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.

The course will develop knowledge and skills to address:

  • 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.

Course delivery location

This course is delivered from Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please refer to your joining instructions for information of where to report to when you arrive. 

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Getting to Solent University

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 
Email: wma.training@solent.ac.uk

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email wma.training@solent.ac.uk.

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

Course availability and booking

Availability
Date Places Fee Book
Monday 3 June 2019 Yes £430 Book
Monday 8 July 2019 Yes £430 Book
Tuesday 6 August 2019 Yes £445 Book
Monday 2 September 2019 No £445 Enquire
Monday 14 October 2019 Yes £445 Book
Monday 2 December 2019 Yes £445 Book
Monday 16 December 2019 Yes £445 Book
Monday 10 February 2020 Yes £445 Book
Tuesday 14 April 2020 Yes £445 Book
Monday 27 April 2020 No £445 Enquire
Tuesday 5 May 2020 Yes £445 Book
Monday 18 May 2020 No £445 Enquire
Monday 25 May 2020 Yes £445 Book
Monday 15 June 2020 Yes £445 Book
Monday 22 June 2020 Yes £445 Book
Monday 13 July 2020 Yes £445 Book
Monday 20 July 2020 Yes £445 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 3 June 2019

Duration

3 days

Price

£430

Approvals

MCA

Teaching methods

Learning is developed through lectures, discussions, case studies and group work.

Prerequisites

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.

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