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.

Student testimonial

"I found the HELM course to be an extremely beneficial and eye opening, covering a wide range of very relevant topics. I thoroughly recommend the course to all areas of the industry."

Oliver Castle, Second Officer

 

How to book

IMPORTANT NOTICE: our online booking system is temporarily unavailable - we are working to fix this and hope to have it back up and running as soon as possible. If you wish to book on this course, please contact the admissions team by email: wma.training@solent.ac.uk. We apologise for any inconvenience in the meantime.

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

Please be aware that 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 that 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.

 

Course availability and booking

Availability
Date Places Fee Book
Monday 3 July 2017 Yes £425 Enquire
Monday 10 July 2017 Yes £425 Enquire
Monday 24 July 2017 Yes £425 Enquire
Monday 7 August 2017 Yes £430 Enquire
Monday 11 September 2017 Yes £430 Enquire
Monday 9 October 2017 Yes £430 Enquire
Monday 13 November 2017 Yes £430 Enquire
Monday 27 November 2017 Yes £430 Enquire
Monday 15 January 2018 No £430 Enquire
Monday 22 January 2018 Yes £430 Enquire
Monday 5 February 2018 Yes £430 Enquire
Monday 5 March 2018 No £430 Enquire
Monday 19 March 2018 Yes £430 Enquire
Tuesday 3 April 2018 Yes £430 Enquire
Monday 30 April 2018 No £430 Enquire
Monday 4 June 2018 No £430 Enquire
Monday 11 June 2018 No £430 Enquire
Monday 9 July 2018 Yes £430 Enquire
Monday 23 July 2018 Yes £430 Enquire

Course information

Next available date

Monday 3 July 2017

Duration

3 days

Price

£425

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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