Maritime Training On Board, 5th Edition

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April 2017

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This is a practical handbook covering all the elements of onboard training and is designed to make training more effective, enjoyable and rewarding. This Fifth Edition has been updated to incorporate technological advances in maritime training and the entry into force of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention.

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This publication, based upon extensive experience of managers and trainers, examines the fundamental issues that underpin all forms of training and helps ensure that managers, trainers and trainees make the best use of education and training opportunities on board.


Topics include:


• For trainees: how to improve learning capability
• For designated shipboard training officers (STOs): guidance on designing, planning, delivering, assessing, evaluating and recording a training event
• For the Master: responsibilities under STCW and the company’s SMS and how to have a positive influence on onboard training
• How to assess whether training has had the desired impact
• How to make the most of onboard training resources
• Issues to be addressed by the Company Training Officer onshore.

Chapter 1 – Teaching, Training and Learning
1.1 Before we get started …
1.2 The law
1.3 How do we learn?
1.4 Levels of learning: Bloom’s Taxonomy
1.5 Theory into practice
1.6 Jargon buster!
1.7 Training vs drills
1.8 Learning theory


Chapter 2 – For Trainees and Learners
2.1 First steps on joining a new ship
2.2 What is an Individual Learning Programme (ILP)?
2.3 Time management
2.4 Conclusion


Chapter 3 – For Designated Shipboard Training Officers (STOs)
3.1 The Shipboard Training Officer’s (STO) role
3.2 Trainee-centred learning
3.3 Values-based safety (VBS)
3.4 Shipboard training: setting objectives and programme
3.5 Planning a training event
3.6 Delivery
3.7 Questions
3.8 Language, culture and learning experiences
3.9 The end of a session
3.10 After the session
3.11 Mentoring


Chapter 4 – Evaluation and Assessment
4.1 Evaluation on board
4.2 Performance appraisals


Chapter 5 – Resources


Chapter 6 – For the Master
6.1 Organisation
6.2 The training plan
6.3 Setting objectives
6.4 Resources
6.5 Monitoring and reporting


Chapter 7 – For the Company Training Officer (CTO)
7.1 Regulatory bodies
7.2 Applicable laws
7.3 Responsibilities of companies
7.4 Assessment
7.5 Refresher training and updating
7.6 Commercial and operational training
7.7 Motivation


Chapter 8 – Further Information and Organisations

This book is about training and learning on board ship. It offers guidance and advice for seagoing and shore personnel who have an interest in making sure that onboard training is effective, lively, relevant and motivating, and thus fulfilling and rewarding for everyone involved.

Videotel provides award winning training to seafarers all over the world, supporting them to work safely and develop their careers. The company is part of the Ocean Technologies Group, which brings together some of the most recognised and respected names in maritime e-learning.

Len A Holder, Extra Master, MPhil, Training Consultant. Len served at sea for 10 years and came ashore to undertake study and research at Liverpool Polytechnic, becoming Director of the School of Engineering and Technology Management. He was a founder member of the Nautical Institute, serving as President from 1993 to 1996, and was Master of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners from 2000 to 2001. At the time of his death in 2014, Len was Chairman of Videotel Marine International.

Dr Chris Haughton, EdD MA BA CertEd PGCC QTLS Master Mariner FNI FSET. Chris went to sea in 1971 and qualified as a Class 1 Master Mariner in 1982. On coming ashore, he went into teaching, becoming Head of School at the Nautical Campus in Fleetwood. He moved on to become Deputy Managing Director of Videotel Marine International. In 2003, Chris founded Haughton Maritime Ltd, which provides maritime training and management consultancy services.

Title: Maritime Training On Board, 5th Edition
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: Fifth
Number of Pages: 82
Product Code: WS1541K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-736-9 (9781856097369), ISBN 10: 1-85609-736-6 (1856097366)
Published Date: April 2017
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 250 mm
Book Width: 190 mm
Book Spine: 5 mm
Weight: 0.40 kg
Author: Videotel, Len A Holder, Dr Chris Haughton

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