Human Element & Leadership Management (Operational)
(STCW A-II/1, A-III/1 & A-III/6)
- Students following an MNTB/MCA approved program are eligible to undertake this course after their first seagoing phase.
- Those following the experienced seafarer route to MCA certification shall meet the minimum seagoing service requirements for the issue of a first CoC.
This course provides students with the education and training necessary to control the operation of a ship and care for persons on board at the operational level by the application of resource management, leadership and team-working skills.
Certification will raise an officer to a level meeting the knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following parts of the STCW:
- Table A-II/1 (Officer in charge of a navigational watch)
- Table A-III/1 (Officer in charge of an engineering watch)
- Table A-III/6 (Electro-technical officer)
A hands-on practical training approach is taken to deliver this course in which lectures, videos, group discussion and scenario based exercises combine with student presentations that form a compulsory part of training and final assessment.
Completion of the course will enable a student to;
- Identify good practice in shipboard human resource management
- Identify the importance of the ‘human element’ in shipboard operations
- Apply the underpinning knowledge of maritime conventions and recommendations, national regulations, and codes of practice and guidelines covered in other mandatory units
- Apply the elements of task and workload management, including planning, coordination, allocation and prioritisation of human and physical resources
- Apply effective resource management techniques
- Apply the principles and practice of good decision making
- Manage stress and fatigue by understanding the causes and implementing strategies to prevent them affecting safety
- Contribute to shipboard training, learning, assessing and developing human potential