Seafarer Decision-Making Training - Soft Skills Online Courses

Coping Under Pressure Seafarer Decision-Making Training

Course Description

Develop your decision-making skill as a seafarer and improve your ability to gather and effectively evaluate all relevant information available before making a decision. This course represents 1 of 5 soft skill courses in the complete Coping Under Pressure Training Package.

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.

Decision-making involves identification of the issue, analysing and weighing alternative courses of action and their potential consequences. Decision-making involves the selection of a specific action among the available alternatives based on all accessible information. It constitutes of timely, transparent and planned activities that allow to see and avoid mistakes or unnecessary risks.

Seafarer Decision-Making Training 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.

Course Objectives

To know how to gather and evaluate all relevant information available before deciding.

This course is ideal for

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

Learning Outcomes

Module 1: Introduces the reality of rapidly changing conditions, that affects decision-making.
Module 1: Teaches the different kinds of information available and their individual relevance.
Module 1: Enables you to reference the information to your priorities, in order to make an informed decision.


Willingness to evolve and develop yourself personally and professionally.


Module 1: The Decision Making Process
Module 2: Gather Information
Module 3: Analyze information and decide

Course Details

  • Course Duration: 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
  • Price excl. VAT: 15,00 €