This course is designed 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 (STCW 95). It will also provide a sound basis for the delivery of other training programmes.


The standards of competence that must be met by seafarers are defined in STCW 95. This course has been designed to support the implementation of STCW 95 and addresses the requirements of Regulation I/6 and Section A-I/6 of the STCW Code concerning the qualifications of instructors.


Since this course is relatively short it cannot provide a full course of teacher training. However, it should provide a useful introduction for those with limited teaching experience. For those who have been teaching for some time, the course may introduce some new approaches or serve as a reminder of techniques that have been forgotten.