The purpose of the IMO model courses is to assist training providers and their teaching staff in organizing and introducing new training courses, or in enhancing, updating or supplementing existing training material where the quality and effectiveness of the training courses may thereby be improved.
It is not the intention of the model course programme to present instructors with a rigid “teaching package” which they are expected to “follow blindly”. Nor is it the intention to substitute the instructor’s presence with audio-visual or “programmed” material. As in all training endeavours, the knowledge, skills and dedication of the instructors are the key components in the transfer of knowledge and skills to those being trained through IMO model course material.
The educational systems and the cultural backgrounds of trainees in maritime subjects vary considerably from country to country. For this reason the model course material has been designed to identify the basic entry requirements and trainee target group for each course in universally applicable terms, and to specify clearly the technical content and levels of knowledge and skill necessary to meet the technical intent of IMO conventions and related recommendations.
This is the first manual written for this model course.
Purpose of the model courses
Use of the model course
Training and the STCW 1995 Convention
Responsibilities of Administrations
Part A: Course Framework
Course intake limitations
Teaching facilities and equipment
Internet website references
Part B: Course Outline and Timetable
Lectures Course outline Course timetable
Part C: Detailed Teaching Syllabus
Crowd management training Familiarization training
Safety training for personnel providing direct services to passengers in passenger spaces
Part D: Instructor Manual
Supporting material for the instructor
Examples of certificates, duty lists and check lists
Exercises for trainees
Attachment: Guidance on the implementation of model courses