Overview top


This 5 day IMO 6.09 Train The Instructor course is designed to facilitate the delivery of training in the competence standards required by the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended. Its aim is to provide a useful introduction for those with limited teaching experience and introduce new approaches or serve as a reminder of skills and techniques for those who have been teaching for some time. It is not the aim to provide a full course of trainee instructor training. In addition, it provides a sound basis for the delivery of other programmes.

Entry Requirements top

Delegates who are undertaking this training must already hold an appropriate qualification which allows them to teach within their curriculum area.

Assessment top

Delegates are continuously assessed throughout the course but will have a final assessment on the last day, which is in the form of a microteach.  The assessment schedule covers several topics such as: -

  • Understanding the STCW Convention and Code
  • Planning an effective learning environment
  • Training aids
  • Using teaching activities effectively
  • Producing a subject-related lesson plan / Course development
  • Evaluation and assessment

Professional Opportunities top

Please note that this IMO course does not provide direct employment opportunities within the education/training sector. The training provided on this course is to supplement your existing skills and experience as a teacher/instructor and enables you to deliver training using a range of techniques and resources.

Further Information top

If you do require a Student Visitor Visa to attend a course, please contact the the Marine Booking office on  0191 427 3772 or by emailing: marinebooking@tynecoast.ac.uk to book your place and Visa letter.

The College accepts no responsibility if you book your place online but have not obtained a Student Visitor Visa resulting in non-attendance. Refunds will not be given in this instance.

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.