Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM) at the Management Level (M)

The HELM (Human Element, Leadership and Management) course is a mandatory part of the training requirements to obtain an MCA Certificate of Competency. SALT Services are MCA accredited to deliver HELM ant the management (M) level. Our HELM(M) course meets the standards as laid down by the UK Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and draws on many years of experience from our parent company, Integrated Human Factors Ltd (IHF), in providing first class Human Factors training programmes and consultancy throughout the world. Our instructors are all subject matter experts in Human Factors, and many are veterans from the UK Armed Forces.

Pre-Course Requirements

Delegates should hold a deck certificate of competency (CoC) at the operational level and meet the minimum seagoing service requirements.

What you'll learn

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to control the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the management level through the use leadership and managerial skills to ensure that:

Delegates will be able to control the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the management level through the use leadership and managerial skills to ensure that:

  • The crew are allocated duties and informed of expected standards of work and behaviour in a manner appropriate to the individuals concerned
  • Training objectives and activities are based on assessment of current competence and capabilities and operational requirements
  • Operations are planned and resources are allocated as needed in correct priority to perform the necessary tasks
  • Communication is clearly and unambiguously given and received
  • Effective leadership behaviours are demonstrated
  • Necessary team member(s) share an accurate understanding of current and predicted vessel state and operational status and external environment
  • Decisions are most effective for the situation
  • Operations are demonstrated to be effective and in accordance with applicable rules.

Course content

This 5-day course will cover the following topics,

  • Regulations, policies, and procedures as a leader
  • Leadership and management behaviours
  • Human element factors
  • The current and predicted vessel state, operational status and external environment
  • Teamwork
  • Situational awareness.

Assessment and Certification

The HELM(M) course is continually assessed and includes a written assessment. On completion of the course, delegates will receive the HELM(M) STCW (tables A-11/2 and A-11/3) certificate.

Next Course

Monday 13/06/2022

£696.00 (incl. VAT)

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Upcoming Dates

Monday 13/06/2022 - Friday 17/06/2022
Monday 08/08/2022 - Friday 12/08/2022
Monday 12/09/2022 - Friday 16/09/2022
Monday 12/12/2022 - Monday 12/12/2022

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