Learning Paths

Deepen your skillset with Learning Paths, a set of curated courses that build on one another. Available in a range of experience levels from beginner to advanced.

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Enhance your understanding of engine room safety and maintenance with this essential learning path. Covering hand tools safety, workshop safety, handling chemicals in the engine room, and planned maintenance systems, each course provides critical knowledge and best practices for maintaining a safe and efficient engine room environment. Ideal for marine engineers and engine room personnel seeking to improve their safety protocols and maintenance procedures on board.

2 hours and 51 minutes

Dive into this learning path focused on engine room operations. From engine room watchkeeping to resource management and operations procedures, each course equips you with essential knowledge and skills to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the engine room. Ideal for marine engineers and engineering personnel seeking to enhance their expertise and proficiency in maintaining and operating shipboard machinery.

5 hours and 58 minutes

Embark on a comprehensive journey into navigational leadership and watchkeeping with this learning path. Covering topics such as bridge resource management, bridge watchkeeping, bridge watch handover procedures, basic radar training for watch officers, and passage planning and pilotage on ECDIS, each course provides essential knowledge and practical skills for ensuring safe and efficient navigation at sea.

13 hours and 19 minutes

Dive into essential leadership and communication skills tailored for maritime professionals with this learning path. Covering topics such as active listening, decision-making, corrective feedback, conflict handling, encouraging crew to speak up, leadership styles, and promoting a just culture, each course provides practical insights and strategies to enhance interpersonal relationships, foster teamwork, and promote a positive and safety-oriented organisational culture at sea. Ideal for maritime leaders and crew members seeking to cultivate effective leadership and communication skills for success in their maritime careers.

2 hours and 49 minutes

Delve into essential maritime engineering systems with this comprehensive learning path. Covering sewage treatment, water generation, power generation, incineration, oil-water separation, fuel purification, and cooling systems, each course provides detailed insights into the principles, operation, safety, and maintenance of key onboard systems. Perfect for maritime engineers and crew members seeking to enhance their understanding and proficiency in maintaining critical vessel infrastructure.

4 hours and 20 minutes

Explore crucial maritime operations with this comprehensive learning path. From pilot boarding to mooring, entry into enclosed spaces, port state control, and man overboard procedures, each course provides in-depth insights and practical techniques essential for safe and efficient maritime operations. Perfect for maritime professionals seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in critical operational procedures.

6 hours and 10 minutes

Dive into essential maritime safety with this specialised path. Learn about watertight doors, avoiding 'pinch points', firefighting, lifeboat operations, personal safety, first aid, and risk assessment. Essential knowledge for all maritime professionals.

11 hours and 56 minutes

Dive into the realm of maritime security with this specialised learning path. Covering piracy and armed robbery, identifying security threats on cargo ships, and understanding the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code), these courses provide crucial knowledge and strategies for ensuring the safety and security of ships, crew, and cargo. Ideal for maritime security professionals and anyone involved in the transportation of goods by sea.

4 hours and 41 minutes

Explore the fundamentals of marine electrical systems with this specialised learning path. Covering electrical grounding, batteries and chargers, electrical safety protocols, and the switchboard, each course provides essential knowledge and practical insights into maintaining and operating electrical systems onboard small boats.

5 hours and 38 minutes

Recognising the critical importance of First Aid in both the workplace and everyday life, Whitaker Training has crafted this series of 6 bite-sized courses that you can follow in sequence or use as a reference when needed. The introductory course, Fundamentals - First Aid Essentials, sets the foundation for the series. Subsequent courses delve into Basic Life Support, CPR & AED; Bleeding, Choking & Shock; Fractures, Spinal Injury, Burns & Minor Injuries; Heart Attack, Poisoning & Stroke; and Diabetes, Asthma & Anaphylaxis. Equip yourself with life-saving skills and knowledge through Whitaker Training's comprehensive First Aid series.

4 hours and 42 minutes

Embark on a comprehensive learning path with our four-course series designed to enhance your expertise in marine environmental management and sustainability. Start with "Environmental Management in Marine Engineering", where you'll gain essential insights into sustainable practices and regulatory compliance. Progress to "Environment and Energy Efficiency Training" to deepen your understanding of energy conservation and operational efficiency. Expand your knowledge with "Ballast Water Management Awareness", focusing on the environmental implications and best practices for ballast water treatment. Conclude with "Bilge Water Management", a concise course that covers practical methods and regulatory guidelines for effective bilge water management. This learning path equips you with the skills and knowledge to minimise environmental impact and promote sustainability in marine operations.

3 hours and 51 minutes

Master the art of marine manoeuvring with StandByEngine's comprehensive set of four courses, designed to cover the ABCs of vessel control. Dive into the intricacies of propellers, anchors, and rudders, and learn to navigate with confidence through practical examples. Each course builds on the last, providing a thorough understanding of essential manoeuvring techniques. Whether you're a novice mariner or looking to sharpen your skills, this series offers the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to excel.

6 hours and 51 minutes