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Seafarer Self-Sufficiency Training

Develop your self-sufficiency skills as a seafarer and improve your ability to work and make decisions on board without others' encouragement or supervision.

Well-Being & Personal Development

The Seafarer Self-Sufficiency course is available for purchase here.

right arrow 16 Course Description

Employers across various industries are now incorporating seafarer's level of soft skills into their crewing decisions. The Soft, "non-technical skills" are increasingly important on board due to the rapidly changing workforce and automation of technical tasks. Additionally, maritime accident investigations indicate that a lack of soft skills and human error is the most common reason behind accidents at sea.

Self-sufficiency involves the capacity to think and act without anyone's help or influence, the confidence in one's ability to accomplish tasks, and the resourcefulness to come up with solutions without consulting others.

This course presents the perfect opportunity for you as a seafarer to be proactive and showcase that you are ready to meet the industry's modern-day demands.

The course was developed based on NLP techniques and methods. Principals and examples were based on methodologies and practices from nlpincyprus and nlpgreece.

right arrow 16 Course Objectives

This course aims to develop your self-sufficiency skill and help you work better and make decisions without the encouragement or supervision of others, thanks to the confidence in your ability to accomplish tasks.

right arrow 16 Target Audience

This course is suitable for all officer ranks onboard, including:

  • Management Level Deck Officers
  • Operational Level Deck Officers
  • Management Level Engine Officers
  • Operational Level Engine Officers

right arrow 16 Course Structure

Module 1: Your readiness level
Module 2: Diagnosis level
Module 3: Learn the Don’ts

right arrow 16 Learning Outcomes

Module 1: Your readiness level: provides you with the basic steps needed to be self-sufficient.
Module 2: Diagnosis level: enables you to check your own competencies and build your confidence level.
Module 3: Learn the Don’ts: assists you in improving areas of lower readiness level to increase your self-sufficiency.

right arrow 16 Prerequisites

Willingness to evolve and develop yourself personally and professionally.

right arrow 16 Course Characteristics

Course Access: 60 days
Timeframe: Approx. 10min
Language: English
Certificate: Yes (valid indefinite)
Strong Authentication: No
Daily test attempts: 2
Min % of progress on GuideMe to access TestMe: 90%
Min % of passing the TestMe: 100%
Total test time: 30 min

right arrow 16 Technical Requirements

We recommend the use of a wired internet connection when taking this course. Connection via mobile internet is also possible; however, it is considered unstable and might cause the failure of your exam.

Supported Internet Browsers: 

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Apple macOS
  • Linux,
  • Android
  • Apple's iOS
Important note: For optimized experience we suggest using a desktop browser.

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