Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level)

HELM – Management Level

The course meets the latest mandatory requirements for approved training in the human element, leadership and management at the management level and the standards of competence to be achieved.

About the course

The MCA approved Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level) course provide Masters and Officers with the knowledge, understanding, skills and tools to effectively manage and lead crew abroad. This five day course will use a mixture of group facilitation, group exercises and discussion. The course encourages participation, sharing of best practice, knowledge and experiences.

Residential price includes all food and accommodation for the duration of your course. Non-residential price is inclusive of lunch only. You won’t find better value!

The course is 5 days (100% attendance).

Training towards:



  • Deck or Engine certificate of competency at Operational level
  • Completed the Human Element, Leadership and Management (HELM) (Operational Level) course


By the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Explain the relevance of the human element in shipboard management.
  • Describe the challenges of the ‘human element’.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of a leader to themselves, individual crew and the team.
  • Demonstrate assertive communication.
  • Describe different personality types and the impact on communications.
  • Identify what motivates and demotivates individuals.
  • Understand the importance of setting and maintaining high standards.
  • Understand how to acquire and maintain situational awareness and its influence on reducing incidents at sea.
  • Describe the different leadership styles required in a crisis vs normality.
  • Creating a fair and respectful culture aboard.
  • Explain the project management cycle.
  • Demonstrate leading a team in solving real leadership challenges.
  • Explain ways to develop crew aboard.
  • Identify personal actions to take back on board.


Examination and assessment:

Individuals will be continually assessed throughout the course and at the end, both observed and written, on the knowledge and applications of the theories learnt. Candidates must, complete the whole course successfully to be issued with the appropriate certificate.

Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res All-inc
Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level) 03/06/2024 07/06/2024 £690 £910
Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level) 30/09/2024 04/10/2024 £690 £910
Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level) 11/01/2025 15/01/2025 £690 £910

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