What is HELM training and do I need it?

Question:
What is HELM training and do I need it?
Answer:

HELM stands for Human Element, Leadership and Management and was brought in as part of the  Manila Amendments to the STCW Code (also known as STCW2010).

Seafarers must complete the corresponding HELM course for their Certificate of Competency (CoC):

  • OOW (Yachts less than 3,000GT) / Y4 and Y3: HELM(Operational Level)
  • Master and Chief Mate (Yachts less than 3,000GT) / Y2 and Y1: HELM (Management Level)
  • Existing deck and engineer officers revalidating their existing CoC do not have to undertake any additional training, even after 31 December 2016 (“Grandfather principle”).

We have scheduled our courses so they fit the yacht OOW and Master modules as well as yacht engineering Y4 to Y2 modules.

HELM(O) - course details 
HELM(M) - course details

Warsash was the first training provider to achieve approval for both HELM(O) and HELM(M) and was closely involved in establishing the syllabus for these courses.

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