Human Element, Leadership and Management – Management Level – HELM (M)

Human Element, Leadership and Management training is a mandatory part of the training requirements to obtain an MCA Certificate of Competency.

The HELM (M) course provides candidates with the knowledge, understanding, skills and tools to effectively manage and lead crew on board, to the standard required by the STCW Code for management level seafarers. 

Pre- Course Requirements

Candidates should hold a deck certificate of competency at the operational level and meet the minimum 6 months Officer seagoing service.

Course Content

Students 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 Delivery

Classroom teaching is mixed with practical exercises to consolidate the skills and procedures taught in order to achieve the required standard.

Assessment and Certification

The HELM (M) course is continually assessed and includes a written assessment.

On completion of the course you will receive the HELM (M) STCW(tables A-11/2 and A-11/3) certificate.


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Officer's Stripes - HELM (M) Training Course

Course Cost

Course Fee (Inc. VAT) £ 650.00


Course Duration

5 Days - 0930 - 1630

Approved By

MCA Approved HELM (M) Training Course

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