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The Ministry of infrastructures and Transport disciplines the “training course for maritime trainers” through Decree of December 17th, 2015 published on the Official Journal, January 1st, 2016.

The course provides specific training and knowledge necessary to acquire competences in terms of plannings, development and provisions of maritime training courses.

Theoretical aspects


Basic competences for training (STCW)

  • Competences to acquire
  • Training requisites base on competences attainment


Planning an effective teaching context

The learning process

  • Learning needs analysis
  • Training planning
  • Training delivery
  • Training evaluation
  • Adults’ learning and factors which influence it, andragogy, Knowels’ model and Kolbe’s model

Using a certain range of didactic methodologies

Education/training tools

  • Traditional approach and education
  • Tutoring e Mentoring
  • Experiential education/training
  • Coaching
  • E-learning
  • Outdoor training

Didactic methodologies

  • Structured approach
  • Destructured approach
  • Technical-procedural approach
  • Conversational and reflective approach

Practical exercises

  • Cases
  • Role playing- simulations


  • Problems analysis
  • Discussion
  • Group dynamics- action


Using adequate educational materials

Didactic supports – visual communication

  • Why do we use it?
  • When does it influence learning?
  • effective slides
  • colors
  • exposition times

Supports for practical training

  • public speaking
  • verbal, paraverbal, non-verbal communication
  • gestures, eye contact, distances, postures


Lesson development plan

Lesson objective

Educational objectives and topics development

  • Turning educational objectives in didactic units
  • Topics choice
  • Topics research and documentation
  • Topics order

Factors to consider during the lesson

  • Attention mechanisms
  • Ice breaking
  • Question techniques
  • Time keeping
  • Objections management
  • “difficult” interlocutors’ management
  • Adapting methodologies to people’s style


Evaluating learning and teaching

Methodology for evaluation –  4 levels of evaluation

  • Reaction: appreciation of the training
  • Learning: internalizing what was learnt
  • Behaviour: application of what was learnt

business impact:  results achieved thanks to constant application


Identifying adequate methods for evaluation and acquiring data for evaluation

  • Evaluation project
  • Questionnaires, tests, observation
  • Data validity and reliability


Projecting a plan for lessons

Factors to consider

  • Course economy and lessons plan preparation
  • Theory and practice balance
  • Lessons productivity
  • Target identification- learners’ prerequisites

Number of students and educational effectiveness

Development of a new program

  • Turning needs in educational objectives

Certificate recognized by general command of the Coast Guard

(only after passing both theoretical and practical tests)


The course provides knowledge and trainings necessary to acquire the right competences in terms of “education and training”. It is addressed to instructors involved in the planning, development, and delivery of training courses for the maritime personnel, in accordance with code STCW, section A-I/6.

Instructors who have been authorized by the general command of the Coast Guard through decree issued by the Minister of infrastructures and transport

Theoretical aspects

Training techniques

Lessons techniques

Communication techniques


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Additional notes

Duration: 41 hours

Category: Maritime

Code: M10

Target Audience: All the trainers conducting courses for maritime personnel (in accordance with the ministerial decree of December 17th, 2015)

Validity: No expiry date

Course Location: Apt Safety Group - Via delle Azalee, 21 - 27016 Sant'Alessio con Vialone (PV)

Participants: 6-20

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