The IMO 6.09 Training course for Instructors is aimed at providing the knowledge and skills required for anyone looking to teach STCW courses. Recent changes in MNTB and MCA guidelines have increased the need for Instructors to have adequate teaching qualifications. This course meets the latest requirements.

Previous seatime and qualifications
: Whilst no formal maritime qualifications are required to attend the course, candidates should be qualified in the technical aspects of the STCW courses they will be using this qualification for.
Assumed knowledge: None
Duration: 5 days.
Content: Teaching methods and the role of the Instructor, debriefing, basic communication skills, teaching aids, designing lessons plans and aligning learning objectives and outcomes, assessment techniques and effective feedback.
Assessment: continual training and assessment by trainer
Commercial use: Allows teaching STCW courses for which the candidate has technical qualifications.

We ran an initial IMO course in-house course for our Instructors, they all found the course useful, learnt or refreshed some new instructional techniques and have gone away and adjusted how they deliver our STCW and other courses.

We use a hand picked Instructor Trainer and all who attended said that they learnt something new or now take a slightly different approach to teaching.