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Our team has worked hard to bring to you our first online course, the 'Training for instructors course'. This is also known with various other names e.g. Train the Trainer, IMO Training for Instructors course or IMO Model Course 6.09.

This course is the first to become available in our portfolio of courses developed by a syndicate of experienced nautical lecturers, trainers, industry professionals, in service pilots and other seafarers who take pride in offering their services to those who need them. With most up-to-date knowledge and current experience, the experience of this online training will be unrivalled...


Course Information

Dates Online, Anytime
Classroom Based - On Demand
Duration 40 hours
Price £695
Approval/Recognition Nautical Institute
Prerequisites Some seagoing experience

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The course, recognised by The Nautical Institute, also known as 'Train the Trainer course', is designed in line with IMO Model Course 6.09 to provide candidates with the required knowledge and skills to become a qualified instructor as required under the MNTB (Merchant Navy Training Board) and United Kingdom's MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency) guidelines for STCW courses.

In the UK, the MNTB produces the MNTB standards on behalf of the MCA. These standards are then followed by all MCA approved training providers to deliver STCW training to seafarers.

This course, if delivered full time in a classroom requires 5 days of training. The online version can be completed in almost the same time but with the convenience of spreading it over a longer duration if anyone so wishes. The course provides training in the methods of instruction and related theories to trainers at sea and ashore.  It covers the principles of training, course development and assessment in alignment with STCW Code and Convention as well as presentation, delivery and evaluation techniques, specifically for the maritime industry. The main topics covered during the course include:

  • Understand the requirements for STCW competency based training
  • Plan for effective teaching
  • Effectively use teaching and training aids
  • Develop a timetable and lesson plan
  • Evaluate teaching and learning
  • Design a course of study
  • Note: We can deliver this course in a classroom a physical classroom environment. Please contact us for further details.
The IMO model course 6.09 is designed for seafarers and others with a limited teachign experience to facilitate the delivery of training in the competence standards required by the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended. It provides a useful introduction to teaching approaches in today's modern seafaring world. It provides sufficient details for anyone without any teaching career to emabark upon a career to teach or train seafarers.

Read more about our online Training for Instructors course here

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Successfully Delivered!

We have successfully delivered many STCW and bespoke courses to clients in collabroation with training providers approved by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Years of Experience

The combined teaching experience of all consultants collectively adds to many years. This experience includes teaching from entry level to training at the most experienced level including management roles ashore.

Good Team

Variation in expertise means training can be tailored to suit the client where it matters.

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