• Objective and Structure


    The course provides the knowledge and training necessary to acquire training skills for instructors employed in the planning, development and delivery of training courses for maritime personnel.

    The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport by a decree dated 17.12.2015, published in Gazette no. 6 of 09.01.2016, regulated the establishment of the ‘maritime trainer training course’.


  • Programme

    Theoretical aspects:

    Basic skills for teaching STCW

    • The competences to be achieved
    • The competences to be achievedThe requirements of competence-based teaching

    Planning an effective teaching environment

    The learning process:

    • Training Needs Analysis
    • Training design
    • Training delivery
    • Evaluation of training
    • Adult learning and the factors influencing it Androgogy and Knowles and Kolbe’s model

    Use a range of teaching methodologies effectively

    Training Tools

    • Traditional classroom training
    • Tutoring e Mentoring
    • Experiential training
    • Coaching
    • E-learning
    • Outdoor training

    Teaching methodologies

    • Structured approach
    • Unstructured approach
    • Approccio teTechnical-procedural approach
    • Discursive-reflexive approach


    • Practical exercises
    • Cases
    • Role playing – exercises

    Debriefing of Exercises

    • Criticality analysis
    • Discussion
    • Group dynamics – Action

    Use appropriate teaching materials

    Types of teaching aids – Visual communication

    • Why is it used
    • How it affects learning
    • Effective viewgraphs
    • Colors
    • Exposure times

    Types of practical training aids

    • Public speaking
    • Verbal, paraverbal and non-verbal communication
    • Gesticulation, eye contact, distance and posture

    Development of a lesson plan

    Lesson objective

    Learning objectives and outline of topics

    • Transforming learning objectives into learning units
    • Choice of Topics
    • Research and documentation of topics
    • Schedule of topics

    Factors to consider in the development of the lesson

    • The mechanisms of attention
    • Ice breaking
    • The question technique
    • Time keeping
    • Dealing with objections
    • Dealing with ‘difficult’ interlocutors
    • Adapting the methodology to people’s style

    Assessing teaching and learning

    Evaluation methodologies – The 4 levels of evaluation

    • Reaction: enjoyment of the training course
    • Learning: internalising what has been learned
    • Behaviour: application of what has been learnt

    Impact on business: the results of the application

    Identifying appropriate methods for evaluation and acquiring data for evaluation

    • The evaluation project
    • Survey techniques: questionnaires, tests, observations
    • The validity and reliability of data

    Designing a lesson plan

    Factors to consider when designing

    • Cost-effectiveness of the training event and preparation of the lesson plan
    • Balancing theory and practice
    • Productivity of teaching hours
    • Identifying the target audience – learners’ prerequisites

    Classroom size and training effectiveness

    Development of a new programme

    • Translating needs into learning objectives

    Producing a classroom plan

  • Prerequisites


  • Upcoming sessions

    To be defined


  • Certifications

    Certificate recognised by the General Harbour Master’s Office after passing a theoretical/practical examination

Course information

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