Covid 19

Dear Customer
You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.

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.


To book, select the course you want below and click 'Book Now' on the event page. 

HELM M Course Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. if you would like further information about the course or to discuss future course dates then please phone us on 01752 770589

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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