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HELM- Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level)


About the course

Human Element, Leadership and Management

(HELM)- 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. This course conforms set out in Regulations II and II of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). Students who attend will gain an understanding of the key human factors influencing effective resource management.


What You Will Learn

  • 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 development 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. Recognise fatigue and stress in yourself and others and develop strategies for dealing with them.


Examination and Assessment

Students will be assessed throughout the course, both written and observed, on the knowledge and application of the theories learnt.


Who Is The HELM-O Course For?

The HELM-O course is now required for candidates applying for:

  • Master (Code Vessels less than 200gt) Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 500gt)
  • Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 3000gt)


For more information or to book a place on our next available course please call our office on

0151 709 3290


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  • Cost
    £345.00 / person
  • Duration
    3 Days
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