It is assumed that trainees undertaking this course will, through on-campus learning and onboard experience, have sufficient familiarity with shipboard operations to understand that leadership and teamworking is an essential part of their role on board at the operational level.
On completion of the course, the trainee should be able to demonstrate sufficient understanding and knowledge of leadership and teamworking. The trainee will have the relevant skills to competently carry out the duties of officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more, or officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine-room. The knowledge, understanding, and proficiency should include, but not be limited to, those listed in Column 2 of tables A-II/1, A-III/1, and A-III/6:
- Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training
- A knowledge of related international maritime conventions and recommendations, and national legislation
- Ability to apply task and workload management
- Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management
- Knowledge and ability to apply decision-making techniques
One examination is administered at the end of the course: 10 Questions, 70% minimum score.