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About this course

Following the government’s guidance, from 4 April we will not be requiring delegates to undertake any testing before attending their course. However, it is strongly recommended that face coverings are worn when in enclosed spaces and where social distancing is not possible. There may also be some courses which still require additional PPE - this will be provided as appropriate.

While the requirement for testing has been relaxed, we ask that students/delegates only attend their course if they are fully well to do so - this is to ensure that fellow students/delegates and staff are protected and courses can continue to run.

If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at

This course provides students with awareness and understanding of the key human factors influencing effective resource management. 

You will acquire and develop tools and practical skills to enhance your maritime resource management capability. This training is a prerequisite for a first certificate of competency (CoC). 

What you'll learn

During the course you will develop the knowledge and skills to address: 

  • Situation and risk assessment: understand the influence of a situation and risk assessment in the principles and practice of decision making at an operational level. 
  • Situational awareness: how to acquire and maintain situational awareness and accidents and increasing safety margins. 
  • Communication: how to recognise and apply best practice in communication and be aware of barriers to communication and how these may adversely affect situational awareness. 
  • Shipboard training: to understand the aim of shipboard training, the principles of learning and methods of developing human potential. 
  • Culture: how to recognise and respond to cultural issues including cultural awareness and bias including national, organisational, departmental and personal cultural approaches. 
  • Team-working: to recognise team working models and conflict management style. 
  • Leadership and management: to recognise and demonstrate effective leadership behaviours. 
  • Workload management: understand the concept of task and workload management and be able to apply it. Recognising fatigue and stress in yourself and others and developing strategies for dealing with them. 

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Warsash Maritime School and Solent University.

This course is delivered in person at our East Park Terrace campus in Southampton. There is an online delivery course available - please see the course page for information and booking links.

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  • Prerequisites

    Students following an MNTB/MCA-approved programme are eligible to attend this course after their first seagoing phase. Students following the experienced seafarer route should meet the minimum seagoing service requirements for the issue of a first CoC.

Course availability

Please contact admissions for course availability and to book.

Contact us

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course.

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Admissions Team

Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday