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Foreword
Remember the Pre ISM days? Management of ships changed from the hands of ship owners to
professional managers. And then a few professional shipping companies came together and created
the International Ship Managers Association (ISMA) code which found its way into the industry along
with the DNV SEP and ISO 9000 series.

All these were instruments of self-regulation. This in a way forced the IMO to bring about a mandatory
ISM code, which was given birth through an assembly resolution passed in 1993 and which found its
way as a regulation in chapter 9 of the SOLAS.

The reason of making a code mandatory was to assist organizations evolve into a self-regulatory
safety culture. However there is a trap. Organizations not following the spirit and letter of the code
could manipulate the ISM through an evasion culture.

The past is not something to dwell in but to be informed by.

The wheel of time has moved since. India from having Government and self-owned institutes has
opened the doors for private entrepreneurship since 1998.These decisions have evolved the training
industry into now having various types of institutes/ maritime academies, which operate a combination
of Self Regulatory, Compliance and Evasion culture.

Thus a huge gap, in fact a valley, now seems to exist between training, learning, performing and
competence (TLPC gap) of seafarers, in fact reducing training to a gimmick in many cases. The on
board components of transfer also seem to have declined. These conditions can cause dire
consequences like increased accidents, injuries, loss of profitability of a company, suicides etc...

India as a manpower supply nation cannot afford this. The impact on the young minds who aspire to
join sea could b devastating.

The intention of this self-regulatory proposed International Learning Management (ILM) code is to
bring about transformation in the transfer of maritime competencies. Such transfer would encourage
the build up of role models amongst the seniors of our profession, which is a prerequisite for any
profession to remain attractive.
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The ILM It took its birth on September 5 2009 where the Indian Maritime Community resolved to
bring it into existence.

Synergistic Solutions (SS) considers it an honor to have converted the ISM code to the basic learning
management code. Like the ISM , this code requires a Learning Management system (LMS) and
commitment from the top through a Designated Learning Person or Chief Learning Officer (CLO) to
help bridge the transfer gap between Training, Learning, Performance and Competence (TLPC).

It is designed as a plug-in to work in conjunction (and not as a competitor) to the DG Inspections, the
ISO certification and the existing grading system or the

It has had a preliminary vetting by a committee whose decision was that this should be complemented
by a code of best practices, which is scheduled for release in December 2010, provided our maritime
community has the will to support it.

SS and our event partner Marex Media, are privileged to present this code before all of you for
adoption. We thanks you for your reading, suggestions and efforts to make this Code gain birth
amongst our fraternity.

This could be the best gift “for the seafarer” this year 2010

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CONTENTS

1. Resolution of ALS Seminar 1st September 2009

2. Resolution 2 for Proposed draft regulations for a Learning


Management System

3. Resolution 3 for Proposed Draft INTERNATIONAL


MANAGEMENT CODE (ILM) CODE)
a. Preamble
b. Section A Elements 1-12
c. Section B Elements 13-16
d. Appendices- Grading Matrix for Transferors

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Resolution (LMS 1)
The Resolution

When the Committee adopted this Resolution, the following introductory notes were made :

THE Committee,

RECALLING the ALS seminar conducted on 5th September 2009 at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

NOTED THAT

A committee called the Auditing of Learning Systems (ALS) committee has been created for the
purpose of creating effective and efficient Learning Management systems

The quality of training of seafarers that gets reflected through the quality of officers and ratings has
had mixed feedback from the industry and observers

Due to the surge in maritime academies post STCW 1995, there have been vast investments in
training infrastructure

However there have been little or no efforts to concurrently build up the skills on various effective and
efficient measures of transfer of learning

The vastness of maritime training and its growth in past ten years calls for a more dedicated approach
to ensure quality of output such that Indian seafarers shall maintain position of choice in the growing
demand for trained seafarers

There is a dire need for safer practices at sea

The main resource "the Trainer" has had only an exposure to a “Train of Trainer and assessors
course" to support his or her ability to transfer

The industry perception of collapsing training, learning and performance and competence as one has
not assisted in the production of quality seafarers

There is an Increasing gap between training, learning and performance and competence (TLPC gap)
being experienced by the end user of maritime training

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The existing control measures of Train the Trainer program, DG Inspection prior approval and
annually thereof, ISO certification requirements and grading of institutes have not been producing the
desired results

RECALLING

The exercise conducted amongst the audience of 166 professionals from the maritime industry amply
proved that we are mainly kinesthetic learners…therefore future learning methods should be viewed
in this new light.

The learning Style survey that whilst about 40 % of the audience was visual learners and 55 %
Kinesthetic, only 5% were audio learners

NOTED

The best of students are not coming out to sea. This would essentially mean that audio listeners are
not coming out to sea and hence it's important to identify the how a student learns best and then
deliver in that style. This could be a very good element of ALS.

An LMS management manual will be a necessity and hence this could be incorporated through an
appropriate regulation, code and guideline for a Learning Management (LMS) System

FURTHER RECALLING resolution A.443(XI), by which IMO invited Governments to take the
necessary steps to safeguard the shipmaster in the proper discharge of his responsibilities in regard
to maritime safety and the protection of the marine environment,

RECOGNIZING the need for appropriate organization of management to enable it to respond to the
need of those on board ships to achieve and maintain high standards of safety and environmental
protection,

RECOGNIZING ALSO that the most important means of preventing maritime casualties and pollution
of the sea from ships is to design, construct, equip and maintain ships and to operate them with
properly trained crews in compliance with international conventions and standards relating to maritime
safety and pollution prevention,

NOTING that the Directorate General of Shipping and the ALS Committee is developing requirements
for adoption by owners of Maritime Education, Training and Assessment of Learning & Certification
(METAL-C) which will make compliance with the International Learning Management (ILM)Code
mandatory,

CONSIDERING that the early implementation of that Code would greatly assist in improving learning
and performance and thus safety at sea and protection of the marine environment, 5
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NOTING FURTHER that the DG Shipping and the ALS Committee have reviewed resolution 2 and
the Guidelines annexed thereto in developing the Code,

1. ADOPTS the INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CODE FOR creation of Learning through THE
Transfer of Knowledge, Skills and attitudes for Activities, Tasks and Functions for the Safe and
economic operations of Ships.

(INTERNATIONAL Learning MANAGEMENT (ILM) CODE) set out in the Annex to the present
resolution;

2. STRONGLY URGES all owners of METAL-C to implement the ILM Code on a national basis,
giving priority to Pre Sea Training, On Board Training, Competency (preparatory) and Modular
Courses and continuous Professional Development as soon as possible but not later than 1 June
2011, pending development of the mandatory applications of the Code;

3. REQUESTS Owners of METAL-C to inform the ALS Committee and DG Shipping of the action
they have taken in implementing the ILM Code;

4. REQUESTS the ALS Committee to develop Guidelines for the implementation of the ISM Code;

5 REQUESTS ALSO the ALS Committee to keep the Code and its associated Guidelines, under
review and to amend them, as necessary;

REVOKES Circular…….. (If any)

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Resolution 2 for adoption on September 4th 2010

PROPSED DRAFT REGULATI ONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF LEARNING FOR


SAFE OPERATION OF SHIPS

1 Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

2 Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

3 Learning management requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4 Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

5 Maintenance of conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6 Verification and control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Regulation 1

Definitions

For the purpose of this chapter, unless expressly provided otherwise:

1. International Learning Management (ILM) Code means the International Learning


Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention adopted by
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the DPA/CLO seminar on 4 September 2009 (SS resolution 2), as may be Amended by the
DGS, Maritime Industry, provided that such amendments are adopted, brought into force and
take effect in accordance with the provisions of MS Act

2. Maritime Education, Training, Assessment of Learning and Certification (METAL-C)


Scenario which enhances transfer of learning towards effective and efficient operation of
Ship Owners and/or sailed by personnel obtaining their certificate of Proficiency and or
competency in India through Competency courses, Modular courses. Value added courses
and/or On board training.

3. The “Owner of the Maritime, Education, Training, and Assessment of Learning & Certification
(METAL-C) system” includes the Directors, Trustees, or the Management of an Institute or
academy or any Company or shipboard situation where Transfer of learning is designed to
take place as required under the STCW (as amended) and the I LM Code.

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4. Competency (Preparatory) courses or programmes means those preparatory courses of
more than 15 days which are preparing the Management, Operator or Support level persons
to appear for their qualification examinations for Certificate of Competency(COC). These
courses are Designed by the Minimum standards of STCW and IMO model courses and the
META manual. The context and contents of these Model programmes, based on Performance
objectives, sets the tune for the Institutes preparation and approval of Lesson Plans, and
subsequent conduct after choosing transfer methods appropriate to Specific and General
Learning Objectives. The continuous assessment should be based on the Agreed Standard
Learning Objectives. The participants on completion of the said program are finally examined
by the Directorate General of Shipping and the Mercantile Marine Department (based on
Performance/ General and Specific Learning objectives) or any such certifying authority
through a written and/or oral exam. These final examinations are valid only for a sample of
the entire PO, GLO and SLOs of the syllabus and has to be used in conjunction with the
continuous assessment conducted by the METAL-C

5. Modular courses or programmes ashore means those preparatory courses of 15 days or


less which are preparing the Management, Operator or Support level persons to be proficient
in those particular competencies as stated in STCW and Elaborated in the Model course.
These courses are designed by the minimum standards of STCW and IMO model courses
and the META manual, conducted and continuously assessed by Training institutes and
finally examined by the Training Institutes. Preferably an assessment of achievement of
learning in these programmes is to be conducted separately by the certifying authorities or
these Modular course competencies may be re-examined during the final examination of a
competency or preparatory courses, before issuing a certificate of competency.

6. Value added courses or programmes (for on-board personnel) means those additional
preparatory courses of short duration which are preparing the Management, Operator or
Support level persons to perform effective and efficiently on board or in life, based on latest
incident analysis, international or other national practices or customary practices within own
country, or adopted from other industry. These courses are designed by the training Institute,
validated by the user company or management, conducted and continuously assessed by
training institutes and finally examined by the training institute and validated by the user
company or management. The control system of a final examination by DGS/MMD, which
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may be CBT based should be in place by 1 July 2011. They may subsequently become
mandatory under the IMO or DGS regulatory procedure and it would be prudent to establish a
proactive approval system under DGS so that a participant does not have to re attend the
program when it subsequently becomes under a mandatory STCW scheme

7. Value added courses or programmes (for shore personnel dealing with shipboard
decisions) means those additional preparatory courses of short duration which are preparing
the Management, Operator or Support level persons to perform effective and efficiently such
that on shipboard life is not compromised. These courses are designed by the Companies,
training Institute, validated by an external agency or the user company or management,
Conducted and continuously assessed by Training provider and finally examined by the
Training institute and validated by the user company or management.

8. On board training courses or programmes means those courses or programmes


conducted on board by the ship or shore staff or training providers which enhances the
competence of the Management, Operator or Support level persons to perform effective and
efficiently on board or in life. These courses are designed by DG shipping, IMU, company, or
Master and Chief Engineer on board, validated by the user company or management, and
includes the cadet/ rating or officer task record book, distance learning programs, conducted
and continuously assessed by the on board transferor and finally examined by an external
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learning program or Shipboard structured training program which is oriented towards the
participants obtaining a degree, should take into account all the task required to be performed
on board and completion of these tasks should be given priority over the theoretical aspects
of a degree program.

9. Transferor is that person or CBT module designer/ producer, who is directly responsible and
accountable for the transfer of either one or all of domains of Cognitive, Affective or
Psychomotor (generally called attitude, skill and knowledge of that particular activity, task or
function encompassed in the Competency, Modular or Value added courses or programmes.
The transferor identifies ones own and transferees Audio, Visual, Kinesthetic (AVK) style of
learning. Transferors could include Ship Master, Chief Engineers, and senior officers on
board, Faculty and instructors of training institutes, company training officers for on board and
shore based training, out-sourced training providers, CBTs, Audio visuals manufacturers, etc..

10. Transferee is that person or CBT module learner and receiver, who is directly responsible for
physically and mentally attending the of either one or all of attitude, skill and knowledge of
that particular activity, task or function encompassed in the competency, modular or value
added courses or programmes. The transferee should have undergone an assessment and
declare his Audio, Visual, or Kinesthetic (AVK) style of learning to the transferor.

11. Auditor of Learning Systems (ALS) is that process through which person or persons with
appropriate competence support, empower and enable the transferor of either or all of
Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domains of a Task to carry out a particular activity,
Task and or Function and has a proven commitment to enhance the ability of the Transferor
or Organization. The Auditor should be aware of his own and the Transferors and transferees
AVK style.

12. Training (and Teaching) is the motivating of a learner to acquire an attitude, skill or
knowledge or a combination of all three in order to carry out a TASK or activity. It is the
process used by the transferor, audio visual aid, or transfer of pre-identified underpinning
knowledge, skill or attitudes to learn, perform and be competent in a task

13. Learning of the participant is the acquiring of Knowledge, skill or attitude to perform a
particular task, which causes a relatively permanent change in participant’s behavior.

14. Performance of the participant: is the physical demonstration that the participant that
he/she has acquired the ability or proficiency to carry out the attitude, skill and or knowledge
and/ or the activity /task. This may be performed in a classroom though testing concepts and
theory, and or simulated or on board environment and witnessed by a transferor in a task
record book

15. Competence: is the unconscious performance of a participant of that particular activity, task
or function

16. Assessment of a participant is the measurement through valid and reliable instruments of
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participant’s assessment. Assessment can also be used as teaching methods as it produces
a steep learning curve. Assessments should be restricted to the standard Performance,
General or Specific Learning Objective.

17. Evaluation of a course or program or a METAL-C scenario is the overall collection of data,
information, knowledge of the performance of various elements of a METAL-C (Training
needs, design docs, content, transferor, transferee, methods, instruments for assessment,
environment, etc,..) with an intention towards using that data, info and knowledge towards the
stated or implied needs or objectives and enhancing learning performance and competence.

Regulation 2

Application

1 This chapter applies to METAL-C Scenarios concerning Seafarers, regardless of the date or place
of conduct, as follows:

.1 competency courses or programmes, not later than 1 July 2011

.2 modular courses or programmes, not later than 1 July 2011

.3 value added programmes as determined by the user

.4 On board training, not later than 1 July 2011

2 This chapter does not apply to course or programmes conducted outside the ambit of Shipboard
operations but may include programs that enhance shipboard operations e.g., DPA, ISM, IATC etc...

Regulation 3

Learning management requirements

1 The owner or provider of the (METAL-C) Scenario shall comply with the requirements of the
International Learning Management Code. For the purpose of this regulation, the requirements of the
Code shall be treated as mandatory.

2 The METAL-C Scenario shall be operated by an owner or transferor holding a Document of


Learning Compliance referred to in regulation 4.

Regulation 4

Certification

1 A Document of Learning Compliance (DOLC), or DG approval, shall be issued to every owner or


provider of the Maritime Education, Training, Assessment of Learning and Certification Scenario
which complies with the requirements of the International Learning Management Code. This
document shall be issued by the Administration, or by an organization recognized by the
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For existing METAL-C the present valid approval and minimum of one and/or 33% of the transferors
obtaining a LMC would make the METAL-C eligible for a DOLC

2 A copy of the Document of Learning Compliance shall be displayed at the METAL C provider
whether it be on board the ship or at the training institute in order that the transferor can produce it on
request for verification.

3 A Certificate, called a Learning Management Certificate (LMC), shall be issued to every transferor of
the METAL-C Scenario by the Administration or an organization recognized by the Administration.
The Administration or organization recognized by it shall, before issuing the Learning Management
Certificate, verify that the Transferor of the METAL-C Scenario operate in accordance with the
approved Learning Management System (LMS).

Regulation 5

Maintenance of conditions

The learning-management system shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions of the
International Learning Management (ILM) Code.

Regulation 6

Verification and control

1 The Administration, or responsible persons or organizations authorized and recognized by the


Administration shall periodically verify the proper functioning of the ship’s learning management
system.

2 A Owner or provider of the METAL-C scenario required to hold a certificate, shall be subject to
control in accordance with the provisions of regulation of DGS ORDER XXXXX. For this purpose
such certificate shall be treated as a certificate issued under regulation xxxxxxxxxxxx of DGS Order

End of Draft Regulation

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RESOLUTION 3 - For Adoption on 4th September 2010 of Draft

INTERNATIONAL LEARNING MANAGEMENT (ILM) CODE


For creation of Learning through the transfer of Knowledge, Skills,
and Attitudes for Activities, Tasks, and Functions for the safe and
economic operations of Ships.

Learning Management Requirements


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CONTENTS

PREAMBLE

PART A - IMPLEMENTATION

1 General
Definitions
Objectives
Application
Functional requirements for a Leaning management system (LMS)

2 Maritime Education, Training, Assessment of Learning, & Certifying policy

3 Owner of the Maritime Education, Training, Assessment and Certification


(METAL-C) Scenario responsibilities, authority, and accountability

4 Chief Learning officer (or Designated Learning Person)

5 Transferor’s responsibility and authority

6 Resources and personnel

7 Development of Learning Session (Lesson) plans for Transference operations

8 Contingency planning and preparedness


9 Reports and analysis of non-conformities, Near Misses and ASK based errors
and Occurrences

10 Maintenance and updating of the Design docs, Courseware, Faculty, Test


instruments and Equipment and Knowledge resource Centre

11 Documentation

12 Owners of METAL-C verification, review and evaluation

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PART B - CERTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION

13 Certification and periodical verification

14 Interim certification

15 Verification

16 Forms of certificates

Appendix
Attachment 1- Form of certificate for DOLC
Attachment 2- Form of certificate for Interim DOLC
Attachment 3- Form of certificate for LMC
Attachment 4- Form of certificate for Interim LMC
Attachment 5- Relationship between Function, Tasks and activities
Attachment 6- Relationship between Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domains
Attachment 7- Relationship between various Transfer methods and CAP Domains
Attachment 8- Relationship between Transfer methods and manageable number of
participants based on learning
Attachment 9- Validity and Reliability of assessments
Attachment 10- Effectiveness between various assessment methods and Domains
Attachment 11- Matrix for Grading Transferors
Attachment 12- Audit checklist
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Guide:
See also IMO Model Course 6.09

See also IMO Model course 3,12

See also META Manual

See also Various DGS Training circulars

See also “If the Learner has not Learnt the Teacher has not Taught” by Capt Ajay
Achuthan, Published by Synergistic SolutionsTM (3rd edition, 2010)

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PREAMBLE

1. The purpose of this Code is to provide an International/national standard and


best practices for the Learning Management Systems (LMS) for the safe
management and economic operation of ships and for pollution prevention
through a process of Training, Learning, Performing, and Competence.

The Committee for CLE/ALS seminar is invited to adopt resolution 2 of 2010 by


which it
2. invites all owners of the Maritime Training, Assessment of Learning and
Certification (METAL-C) Scenario and processes to take the necessary steps
to encourage, empower and enable the transferor to effectively Transfer
knowledge, skills and attitudes to a seafarer, towards the proper discharge a
seafarers activities, tasks and functions as listed in the STCW 78 as amended
and associated and amended IMO model courses

3. recognises the need for appropriate organization of learning management to


enable it to respond to the need of the different types of learners ashore and
on board ships to achieve and maintain effective and efficient standards of
training, learning, performance and competence

4. recognises the fact that incorrect practices such as certifying without training
seafarers that ensue in approved training institutes, will result in accidents on
board, frustration and even suicides amongst new seafarers. Steps need to
be taken that marketing of DG approved courses without providing shipboard
training should not be used as a ploy to trap dependent seafarers;

5. recognises that the above may have resulted by the misuse of making such a
system compulsory especially in compliance culture countries, and control
measures need to be put in place to ensure that the mandatory nature of
approvals transform METAL-C providers from a Compliance to Self
Regulatory culture rather than to an Evasion culture

6. Identifies the restrictive role that DGS and MMD final Examination have in
governing the coverage of a competency syllabus and the ensuing impact it
has on limiting the learner learning and performing for shipboard situations

7. recognizes that no two learners, learning situations or owners of the Maritime


Education, Training, Assessment of Learning and Certification (METAL-C)
Scenario and processes are the same, and that learning occurs under a wide
range of different conditions, the code is based on general principles and
objectives.

8. stresses on the fact that whilst the pre sea and post sea could be considered
as system based training and learning, the onboard component of
competency development and simulator programs would come under the
category of apprentice ship or embedded learning.

9. recognizes the need to bridge the gap between Training, Learning,


Performing, and Competency, which are differing transitional stages in the
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10. clarifies that it is the intention of this code to bridge gaps between Training,
Learning, Performing, Competency to ensure a seamless transition from
higher experienced and knowledgeable seafarers or systems to the new
entrants of any learning experience

11. identified that the need for responsibilities, authority and accountability to
bridge the gap have to be identified by the Maritime Industry, Administration
and METAL-C owner

12. recognises that training like teaching is a instructor centric system and the
industry will be well served by a seafarer or participant centric system with an
emphasis on learning and performance

13. realised that in order to ensure transfer learning has to be re-defined and
assessed at three levels- Knowing or understanding, doing or performing and
thirdly, for senior management, having the ability to transfer what ones knows
and/or does effectively

14. noted that whilst there has been a lot of effort for transfer of understanding
and doing, there has been lesser effort on the third component’ i.e, building up
ability to transfer the learning and experience, resulting in inability or
reluctance of seniors to transfer to the next generation. There is need to
create, in the existing seafarers, ability to act as mentors and transfer what
one knows / does to the next generation.

15. recognised the inherent need for seniors in the profession to be role models
and transfer Attitude, Skill and Knowledge out of their commitment to the new
generations and this is recognised as the highest form of serving leadership

16. gravely notes the shortage of good maritime “transferors” both on board and
ashore and invites the players of shipping to initiate a drive to include formal
structured transfer as a performance requirement for senior maritime
professionals both on board and ashore

17. recognises that learning and support are not just system-based issues. Most
of the learning applications live within the context of an overarching workflow
which we refer to as on-board training and learning or apprenticeship
(embedded learning or 'Autonomous learning') whereby Seafarers are SELF
MOTIVATED and combine high levels of technical /nautical competence with
professional pride and leadership.

18. notes that embedded learning takes on a much broader and significant
meaning when we consider the ever-changing and dynamic world and short
manning on board vessels today

19. recognises that there is a need for the administrators and top management to
change our view of it to embrace a broader reach and a more demanding
learner

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20. urged that the Code be expressed in broad terms so that it can have a
widespread application. Clearly, different levels of learning management,
whether shore-based or at sea, will require varying levels of knowledge, skills
and attitudes required and awareness of the domains assessed

21. proposes that the shore based learning for sailing personnel will be through
an approved LMS designed for Pre Sea and Post Sea Training, Learning and
Performance, whilst the Ship based will be through an LMS designed for
embedded learning (on the job and apprenticeship)

22. noted that there is a need for verification before issuance a Certificate of
Competency will take into account both the effectiveness and efficiency of the
shore based and shipboard training/ learning and performance

23. noted that the cornerstone of good learning management is commitment from
the all interested stake holders. In matters of training, learning, performance,
certification, competence it is the commitment, competence, attitudes and
motivation of individuals at all levels of an apprenticeship (embedded
learning) and learning management system that determines the end result

24. encourages the industry to identify processes to possibility implement same


through a self regulatory system

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PART A

1 GENERAL

1.1 Definitions

The following definitions apply to parts A and B of this Code.

1.1.1 "International Learning Management (ILM) Code" means the international


management code for creation of Learning through the transfer of knowledge, skills
and attitudes and experiences pertaining to Activities, Tasks and Functions for the
Safe, Secure, environment friendly and econmic operations of Ships. as adopted by
the Committee, as may be amended.

1.1.2 The “owner of the Maritime, Education,Training, and Assessment of Learning &
Certification (METAL-C) system” includes the Directors,Trustees, or the
Management of an Institute or academy or any Company or shipboard situation
where transfer of learning is designed to take place

1.1.2.a Defines company as per ISM code

1.1.3 "Approved " means approved by the competent authorities

1.1.4 "Learning Management System" means a structured and documented


system enabling METAL C owner to implement effectively the Learning management
policy which should be Audited to verify effectiveness and for continual improvement
at predetermined intervals.

1.1.5 "Learning Management Certificate"means a document issued to the Company


or Owner of METAL-C which complies with the requirements of this Code

1.1.6 “Maritime institute” includes institutes or academies conducting any or all of the
following courses:
a. Presea courses for seafarers in any discipline
b. Post sea courses leading to Certificate of competency
c. STCW modular courses required mandatorily
d. Value addition courses conducted for continuous professional development

1.1.7 "Objective evidence" means quantitative and/or qualitative


information, records or statements of fact pertaining to Learning or to
the existence and implementation of an Learning management system
element, which is based on observation, measurement or test and which
can be verified.

1.1.8 "Observation" means a statement of fact made during an Auditing of Learning


Systems (ALS) substantiated by objective evidence of compliance with the element
and that observation / recommendation is implemented then it will raise the level of
compliance.

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1.1.9 "Non-conformity" means an observed situation where objective
evidence indicates the non-fulfilment of a specified objective.

1.1.10 "Major non-conformity" means an identifiable deviation that


poses a serious threat to the ability of a Seafarer or the METAL-C provider to ensure
that a functional or performance objective which poses a serious risk to the safety of
life, property or environment that requires immediate corrective action and includes
the lack of effective and systematic implementation of a requirement of this Code.

1.1.11 "Anniversary date" means the day and month of each year that
corresponds to the date of expiry of the relevant document or
certificate.

1.1.12 "Convention" means STCW 2010 as amended.

1.1.13 “Functions, Tasks and activities” refer to Functions as defined by STCW


which has been further subdivided into tasks and activiies

1.1.14 “Domain of Learning” refers to the segmentation of each or collective


Functions, Tasks and or activities into “Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor”
(CAP) areas or domains of learning and stated as general or specific objectives

“Objectives” are statements in the Cognitive, Psychomotor and Affective (CAP)


domains containing a verb and noun describing as to what the METAL-C intends to
achieve and/or alternatively what the learner will achieve at the end of an effective
METAL-C Scenario. Objectives are the first step to creating a standard and may
include performance objectives (CAP) or general/ specific learning objectives in
either or all of the Cognitive, Affective or Psychomotor domains.

1.1.15 “Lesson Plan” is a detailed learning session plan taking into account how the
transferor and seafarer(Learner) activities will ensure that the specific, general or
performance objective, towards a particular function, task or activity, will be achieved
and assessed. It will also contain the refernces used, aids required, time and other
resources required to achieve the same. It could also contain measures to respond
to identifed contingency situations and actins to be taken in case learning has not
taken place as determined after an assessment

1.1.16 “ METAL-C scenarios and processes can be defined as conditions and


situations where transfer of learning is designed to take place like classrooms,
seminars, workshops, simulator, practical training, coaching, on-board
familiarisation, autonomous seafarer learning, outdoors, drills, communication
meetings and/or training, company familarisation, company training programs,
emergency preparedness programs, management of change programs, programs
resulting from risk management and incident investigation and analysis, programs for
ongoing professional development, apprenticeship programs (like cadet record book,
CRB), Training and assessment record (TAR) book, Shipboard structured Training
Programs (SSTPs) , Distance learning programs DLPs, Video or CBT training, web
based learning on the job, learning for a higher promotion and or specialisation of a
particular task/ vessel, etc.

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1.1.17 “ Transfer methods” is a set of transferor and learner activities which enhance
learning and may include transfer of learning process not limited to Lectures,
Reading, Demonstrations, Case studies, Group discussions, Role play, Games,
Simulation, Brain storming, Tutorials, Dyad’s, Programmed learning, Project work,
Laboratory or Practicals, Workshops, CBTs, Experiential learning, Questioning, etc..

1.1.18 “ Learning Gaps” can be defined as any gap in the Cognitive, Affective and
Psychomotor domains of a competence expressed as either a General or Specific
Learning Objective (GLOs or SLOs) between the desired learning objectives and the
present competence of the learner. This may be identified during an audit of a
METAL C scenario, inspection, Incident investigation and Root Cause analysis,
Administration or Company pre assessment, or any other means where it can be
objectively proven that the intended learning as per the defined standard has not
taken place.

These Gaps when identified during the execution stage shall constitute a non
conformance

1.1.19 “ Performance Gap” can be defined as any gap as stated in STCW between
the desired Competence and the present competence of the learner assessed during
an internal assessment, certification or subsequent verification for a certificate of
competency, during a seafarer selection process, established during formal
assessment or an incident analysis, or an inquiry, or under internal assessment
through appraisal reports, etc..where it can be proved that the required level of
learnng as per the defined standard has not taken place to establish the desired
competency.

A performance gap will be identified as a major non conformity

1.1.20: “Assessment of participants” refers to assessment of participants learning as


stipulated through performance or leraning objectivs, during the process of transfer

1.1.20: “Examination of participants ” conducted by adminstration refers to the final


assesment of standard and agreed performance and or General and specific
learning objectives and competencies after completion of the program

Whilst for a program the assessment may be continuoul, the examination is usually
held at the end of the program and would represent a limlted sample of assessment
of the pPerformance objective

1.1.21: “Evaluation of a program” refers to the final compliation of effectiveness of a


program based on participants assessments, examiantion, feed back, faculty
observations and course coordinators observations and reccomendations

1.1.22: Embedded learning (also known Simulator/ on board training/


apprenticeship) is a structured on board training program as defined by a set of
competencies to be achieved as identified in a Task record book for all levels
(support, operations and management Level as defined in STCW Code A)

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1.2 Objectives

1.2.1 The objectives of the Code are to ensure learning and where possible ensure
performance at the appppropriate level and METAL-C scenario and hence ensure
safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and avoidance of damage to
the environment, in particular, to the marine environment, and to property.

1.2.2 In addition the LMS shall:

1. identify general and specific learning objectives consistent with the STCW
code competencies defined in each function and level , and identify and
record processes for transfer of same.
(This is presently being carried out through the IMO model courses and META
Manual and needs to be amended and consolidated)

2. identify and design programs to transfer such other competencies, functions


and levels which may be region specific, arising out of incident investigation,
technological developments, etc..

3. provide for best practices in transfer of learning operation and an empowered


and safe working environment appropriate to the demand of METAL-C
scenario

4. establish best practices to identify all types of learners and deliver


activities,tasks and functions and their assessment; and

5. distinguish the purpose and process of Pre Sea and Post sea training as
different from embedded (Simulator/ on board training/ apprenticeship)

6. continuously improve learning management skills of personnel ashore and


aboard ships associated with METAL-C, including preparing for emergencies
related both to safety and environmental protection and all other functional
areas defined under STCW

1.2.3 The learning management system (LMS) should ensure:

1. that an effective LMS policy is in place

2. compliance with updated and mandatory rules and regulations;

3. the training / transfer needs are identified and validated

4. that applicable transfer methods appropriate to the METAL-C scenario are


taken into account

5. that the transferor is clear regarding the course objectives before each
METAL-C, and has defined clear lesson plan, choosing teaching methods and
assessment methods based on the specific, course and performance
objectives

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6. that the participant (seafarer) is clear regarding the of the METAL-C
objectives before the start of the program and gives feedback primarily based
on effective transfer of these objectives. The recepient (seafarer) must also be
clear between the possible gaps between training, learning, performance and
competence and its relationship to certification, so that the seafarer takes
appropraite actions to be responsible.

7. that continual assessment (in AVK Domains) is carried out during the transfer
process to look at alternative means (even seek external assistance) for
transfer and ensure effective learning

8. the final examination of learning or performance is carried out, prior


certification, as a representive sample which includes assessment of all
identified critical areas as a minimum. A viva assessment may also be carried
out

9. the continual assessment and final examination together are reliable and valid
and to a great degree objective ensuring that all critcal perforamnces are
achieved and as a total at least 90 percent coverage of the Specific, General
and performance objectives

10. Final certification will be carried out subect to evidence from continual
assessment and the final examination with well defined criteria

1.3 Application

The requirements of this Code should be applied to all METAL-C Activities.

1.4 Functional requirements for a Learning Management System (LMS)

Every owner of METAL-C should develop, implement and maintain a Learning


Management System (LMS) which includes the following functional
requirements:

1. A Learning Mangement policy;

2. Instructions and procedures to:


a. identify needs,
b. design programs,
c. validate the program,
d. transfer the learning,
e. assess the learning and take correction and corrective action
f. evaluate the program
g. certify the participants
h. track and rectify where possible the performance of participants in the
real situation

3. Transfer and learning appropriate to each METAL-C scenario to ensure safe


operation of ships and protection of the environment in compliance with
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4. Defined levels of authority and lines of communication between, and within,
the Industry, certifying authority, owner of METAL-C Scenario, Learners, and
end user of product (learning)

5. Procedures for reporting non-conformities with the provisions of this Code;

6. Procedures to prepare for and respond to identified Contingency situations;


and

7. procedures for internal Auditing the LMS and management reviews.


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2 LEARNING MANGEMENT SYSTEM POLICY

2.1 The METAL-C company should establish a LMS policy which describes how
the objectives, given in paragraph 1.2 will be achieved.

2.2 The owner of METAL-C should ensure that the policy is implemented and
maintained at all levels of the organization both ship based as well
as shore based.
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3 COMPANY/ METAL-C RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY

3.1 The Owners of METAL-C should define and document the responsibility,
authority and interrelation of all personnel who identify, manage, perform and
verify work relating to and affecting effective transfer of learning ashore and on board

3.2 Owners of METAL C are responsible for ensuring that adequate resources and
shore/ship based support are provided to enable the Designated Learning
Persons/CLO to carry out their functions.

3.3 The Company should have in place appropriate systems to verify that the
competencies, performances and learning as specified in the participants
certificate(s) are actually achieved (on a samle basis) by the participants. Reference
for sample assessments should be from Competencies as specified in STCW and
latest IMO Model courses
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4 DESIGNATED LEARNING PERSON/ COMPANY LEARNING OFFICER

To ensure that learning leading to safe operation of each ship and to provide a link
between the METAL-C and Industry requirements and those on board, every METAL
C should designate a person or persons ashore having direct access to the highest
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level of management. This person will be referred to as the DLP/Company Learning
Officer. The responsibility, authority and accountability of the DLP/CLO or persons
should include monitoring the various METAL-C Scenarios ashore and/ or on board
from a learning perspective, and as a minimum, with respect to learnings regarding
safety and pollution prevention aspects of the operation of each ship, to identify the
gaps if any, validate the converstion of the gaps into performance objectves, monitor
the transfer and to ensure that adequate resources and shore based support are
applied, to ensure learning and performance, as required.
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5 TRANSFERORS’ RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY

5.1 The Company/ METAL-C should clearly define and document the Transferors's
responsibility with regard to:

5.1.1 implementing the LMS policy of the METAL-C ;

5.1.2 motivating the transferor, seafarer and learner in the observation of that
policy;

5.1.3 scheduling and recording transfer/ embedded learning opportunities and


identifying appropriate transfer methods in a clear and simple manner;

5.1.4 assessing and verifying that specified learning requirements are observed;
and

5.1.5 reviewing the LMS (at least once annually) and reporting its deficiencies to
the shore based management / governing body of METAL-C

5.2 The Company should ensure that the LMS both ashore and on board on board
the ship contains a clear statement emphasizing the Transferor’s responsibility
and authority. In order support this the Company or Owner of METAL C should
encourage the Transferor to be graded (See Appendix 11), as a minimum, with
respect to abilities to transfer to the AVK listener in the CAP domains

5.3 The Company should establish in the LMS that the Head of METAL-C scenario
has the overriding authority and the responsibility to make decisions with respect
to requirements of learning/ performing/ competency and certification and to
request the companys/ Master or Owners of METAL-C 's assistance as may be
necessary.

5.4 The Company and administration should encourage the Sailing Masters and
Chief Engineers and other senior officers to build up competencies to formally
transfer to the subordinates and schedule and execute the transfer on a regular
basis on board and ashore as a part of the STCW functions of Maitainence and
repair function and care of persons on board and control of opertaions
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6 RESOURCES AND PERSONNEL

6.1 The Owner of METAL-C should ensure that the Head of METAL C and
DLP/CLO is:

.1 properly qualified and competent for management of learning systems

.2 should have appropriate experience in in the process of transfer

.3 given the necessary support through an auditing of learning systems (ALS) so


that the transfer of learning can be measured and performed effectively

.4 has been graded through an appropriate ALS

6.2 The Owner of METAL-C should ensure that each unit is manned with trained/
certificated and graded transferors who have domain knowledge and have received
appropriate shore based or on board training to improve their ability to transfer to the
various types of learners in each domain of learning. The transferor should be able
to demonstrate ability to transfer with respect to Audio, visual and kinesthetic (AVK)
learners in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor (CAP) domains (see Appendix
11)

6.3 The Owner METAL-C should establish procedures to ensure that new
Transferors and personnel transferred to new assignments are given proper training
and as necessary familiarization with their duties wrt to the process and procedures,
and the associated accounatbility. They should be put through a program on auditing
learning systems to identify and build their capability to transfer to AVK learners in
the CAP domains

Instructions which are essential to be provided prior to initial transfer first


appointment should be identified, documented, and delivered and practiced. A Train
the Trainer and assesor program modified to incorporate the Auditing of Learning
Systems (ALS) and could be one of the established methods to ensure this.

6.4 The Owner of METAL-C should ensure that all personnel involved in the LMS
are provided with an adequate understanding of relevant rules, regulations, codes
and guidelines and ammendments to update themselves

6.5 The METAL-C should establish and maintain procedures for identifying any
learning which may be required in support of the LMS and ensure that such learning
is provided for all personnel concerned.

6.6 The METAL-C should establish all its procedures by which the Transferors
receive relevant information on the LMS in the English Language.

6.7 The METAL-C Provider should ensure that the Transferors are updated in
domain knowledge.

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6.8 The Person in charge of METAL-C should ensure that the seafarer, is aware
of the performance and specific learning objectives before the commencement of the
program and is clearly informed that his learning, performance or competence will be
measured against these objectives (mental presence) and not only on physical
presence or attendance at the METAL-C scenario.

6.8 Owner of METAL-C should ensure that they periodically review the performance
of the transferors and take steps to verify that the certificate issued by the providers
are valid and reliable

7 DEVELOPMENT OF PLANS FOR LMS OPERATIONS

The METAL-C should establish procedures for the Training/ learning needs. Such
procedures shall include:
 Identification of the needs,
 Design of programs,
 choosng approprite transfer methods keeping in mind type of learning domain,
 time available, and the size of class keeping in mind the assessment required
for each individual
 Learning session (Lesson) plan plans based on type of teacher and student
activities, and assessment methods
 Teacher to taught ratio for different methods of transfer
 Instructions, including checklists as appropriate, for key learning operations
concerning the critical learning with respect to each function and based on
safety of the ship and the prevention of pollution. The various tasks involved
should be defined and assigned to the Designated learning person/ CLO to
monitor and ensure transfer.
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8 CONTINGENCY PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS

8.1 The Company LMS should establish procedures to identify, describe


and respond to potential situations like lack of availability of transferor or other
resources, non learning situations, lack of valid material or methods of transfer,
including a candidate being pulled out of a course to join a vessel, lack of
attendance, medical leave, inability to comprehend the transferor, keeping in mind
the time scheduled for each program, etc..

8.2 The company and METAL-C should establish programmes to prepare for
contingency actions wherein alternative transferors/ CDS Videoconferencing or using
potential of sailing staff or existing student poulation may be permitted to complete
the learning experience. Steps should be taken to ensure and record the seafarers
learning.

8.3 The LMS should provide for measures to ensure that the Company and
METAL-C 's can identify and respond at any time to lack of learning, performance, or
competence
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8.4 Possibility of responding to the gaps which may be identified only after an
incident analyis should be addressed especially after such analysis where involving
seafarers on its ships
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9 REPORTS AND ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE AND OR


LEARNING GAPS, NON-CONFORMITIES, INCIDENTS WITH
RESPECT TO NON-LEARNING OF PARTICIPANTS IN A METAL-C
SCENARIO

9.1 The LMS should include procedures to ensure that performance and/or
learning gaps, non-conformities, which could lead to incidents (near misses and or
accidents and hazardous situations) are reported to the owner of METAL-C .

9.2 The METAL-C should establish procedures for the analysis, implementation
and recording of immediate correction, corrective action and preventive action.
These are to be conveyed to particpants so that they are fully aware of such reports
and its impact towards safety and pollution prevention.
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10 MAINTENANCE AND UPDATION OF OF LMS, TRANSFEROR,


INSTRUMENTS, AND TEACHINGS AIDS AND EQUIPMENT

10.1 The METAL-C should establish procedures to ensure that the LMS
is maintained in conformity with the provisions of this code the relevant rules
and regulations, identified best practices and with any additional requirements
which may be established by the the METAL-C or the Authorities.

10.2 In meeting these requirements the METAL-C should ensure that:

.1 audit and review of Learning systems are held at appropriate intervals and any
new and relevant competency identified and transfer procedure determined and
included as specific learning objectives;
.2 any performance or learning gaps or other non-conformity is reported with its
possible cause, if known;
.3 appropriate correction, corrective action and preventive taken; and
.4 records of these activities are maintained under a document retention policy
.5 Procedures for the continuous upgradation of transferors to be established and
followed
.6 plans and procedures to be in place for sucession and building up ability of
alternative transferors for transfer of critical functions, tasks and activites in the CAP
domains of learning
.7 The transferor must be trained to use the CBT, Videos and other such teaching
aids for transfer and must cater for the “passive” participant who may pretend to be
learning or assume that what is perceived is what is learnt.

10.3 The METAL-C should establish procedures in LMS to identify


Teaching aids and any such other equipment and technical systems the sudden
operational failure of which may result in incompletion of critical stated objectives
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with respect to learning and performance. The LMS should provide for specific
measures aimed at promoting the reliability of such transferors, equipment or
systems. These measures should include having substitute transferors/ the regular
testing of stand-by arrangements and equipment or technical systems that are not in
regular use.

10.4 The audit and review mentioned in 10.2 as well as the measures
referred to 10.3 should be integrated in the METAL-C's operational
maintenance routine.
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11 DOCUMENTATION

11.1 The METAL-C should establish and maintain procedures to control all
documents and data which are relevant to the LMS.

11.2 The METAL-C should ensure that:

1. valid documents that facilitate and record particpants learning are available at
appropriate locations;

2. changes to documents are reviewed and approved by authorized personnel;

3. A document titled record of changes is maintained

4. obsolete documents are promptly removed.

11.3 The documents used to describe and implement the LMS may be referred to
as the "Learning Management Manual". Documentation should be kept in a
form that the METAL-C considers most effective. Each ship should carry on
board all documentation relevant to that ship.
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12 METAL-C VERIFICATION, REVIEW AND EVALUATION

12.1 The METAL-C should carry out internal learning audits to verify whether
learning activities comply with the LMS. These audits reffered to as the
“auditing of learning systems (ALS) should include at least all the elements
identified with the ALS checklist attached in Appendix 12

12.2 The METAL-C should periodically evaluate the efficiency and when needed
review the LMS in accordance with procedures established by the METAL-C .

1.2.3 The Transferor should be encouarged to invite the auditor to audit the transfer
process

12.3 The audits and correction/ corrective/ Preventive actions (CCAPA) should be
carried out in accordance with documented procedures.
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12.4 Personnel carrying out audits should be independent of the areas being
audited and should have domain knowledge and preferrably functional
competency in the subject area, unless this is impracticable due to the size and
the nature of the METAL-C .

12.5 The results of the audits and reviews should be brought to the attention of all
personnel having responsibility in the area involved.

12.6 The management personnel responsible for the area involved should take
timely correction on deficiencies found.
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13 CERTIFICATION AND PERIODICAL VERIFICATION

13.1 The METAL-C should be operated by an organisation which has been issued
with a Document of Learning compliance (DOLC) in accordance with paragraph
14.1, relevant to that METAL-C scenario

13.2 The DOLC ashore should be issued by the Administration, by an organization


recognized by the Administration or, at the request of the Administration, by another
Contracting Government to the Convention to any METAL-C complying with the
requirements of this Code for a period specified by the Administration which should
not exceed five years.

The DOLC for “embedded learning” or aprenticeship training whether on simulator or


on board should be issued by the Administration, or by an organization recognized
by the Administration or, to any METAL-C complying with the requirements of this
Code for a period specified by the Administration which should not exceed five
years.

Such a document should be accepted as evidence that the METAL-C is capable of


complying with the requirements of this Code.

13.3 The DOLC is only valid for the METAL-C Scenarios explicitly indicated in the
document. Such indication should be based on the types of learning on which the
initial verification was based.

Other learning scenarios types should only be added after verification of the METAL-
C 's capability to comply with the requirements of this Code applicable to such ship
types. In this context, METAL-C Scenario types are those referred to in element
1.1.16 of this Code.

13.4 The validity of an inprinciple approval should not exceed a period of one year.

The Validity of an Approval should be subject to annual verification by the


Administration or by an organization recognized by the Administration or, at the
request of the Administration by another Contracting Government within three
months before or after the anniversary date.

13.5 The Document of Learning Compliance should be withdrawn by the


Administration or, at its request, by the Contracting Government which issued the
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document, when the annual verification required in paragraph 13.4 is not requested
or if there is evidence of major non-conformities with this Code.

13.5.1 All associated Learning Management Certificates (LMCs) and/or Interim


Learning Management Certificates are issued to individual transferors and need not
be withdrawn unless the bearer of the certificate has signifinactly contributed to the
creation of the Major Non Conformity, in which case it should also be withdrawn if
the Document of Compliance is withdrawn.

13.6 A copy of the DOLC and Learning Management Certificates should be placed
at the METAL-C Scenario in order that the responsible person , if so
requested, may produce it for verification by the Administration or by an
organization recognized by the Administration or for the purposes of the
control referred to in regulation IX/6.2 of the Convention. The copy of the
document is not required to be authenticated or certified.

13.7 The Learning Management Certificate should be issued to a Transferor,


clearly stating the ability to transfer to the audio, visual and or kinesthetic
learner in the domains of Cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains (see
attachment 11) This certificate may be valid for a period which should not
exceed five years by the Administration or an organization recognized by the
Administration or, at the request of the Administration, by another Contracting
Government. The Learning Management Certificate should be issued after
verifying that the METAL-C Transferor operates within an approved LMS and
has the ability to transfer at least to the audio listner in the cognitive domain.

13.8 The Learning Mangement certificate for shipboard transferors should take into
account the ability of the transferor to contribute objectivly to embedded
learning (apprenticeship on board) in accordance with the approved Learning
management system. Such a certificate should be accepted as evidence that
the transferor is complying with the requirements of this Code.

13.9 The validity of the Learning Management Certificate should be subject to at


least one intermediate verification by the Administration or an organization
recognized by the Administration or, at the request of the Administration, by
another Contracting Government. If only one intermediate verification is to be
carried out and the period of validity of the Learning Management Certificate is
five years, it should take place between the second and third anniversary date
of the Learning Management Certificate.

13.10 In addition to the requirements of paragraph 13.5.1, the Learning


Management Certificate should be withdrawn by the Administration or,at the
request of the administration, by the Contracting Government which has
issued it when the intermediate verification required in paragraph 13.8 is not
requested or if there is evidence of major non-conformity with this Code.

13.11 Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraphs 13.2 and 13.7,when


the renewal verification is completed within three months before the expiry
date of the existing DOLC, the new DOLC or the new Learning Management
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existing Document of Learning Compliance or Learning Management
Certificate.

13.12 When the renewal verification is completed more than three months
before the expiry date of the existing Approval or Learning Management
Certificate, the new Approval or the new Learning Management Certificate
should be valid from the date of completion of the renewal verification for a
period not exceeding five years from the date of completion of the renewal
verification.

13.13 Provision for a recourse available for contesting a decision made by


Auditors to be established as determned by the administration

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14 INTERIM CERTIFICATION

14.1 An Interim DOLC may be issued to facilitate initial implementation of this Code
when:

.1 a METAL-C is newly established; or

.2 new Transferors are to be added to an existing Approval cerificate

following verification that the METAL-C has a learning management system that
meets the objectives of paragraph 1.2.3 of this Code, provided the METAL-C
demonstrates plans to implement a Learning management system meeting the full
requirements of this Code within the period of validity of the Interim Approval. Such
an Interim DOLC should be issued for a period not exceeding 12 months by the
Administration or by an organization recognized by the Administration or, at the
request of the Administration, by another Contracting Government. A copy of the
Interim DOLC should be placed on board in order that the master of the ship, if so
requested, may produce it for verification by the Administration or by an organization
recognized by the Administration or for the purposes of the control referred to in
regulation IX/6.2 of the Convention. The copy of the document is not required to be
authenticated or certified.

14.2 An Interim Learning Management Certificate may be issued


1 to new Transferors ;

.2 when a METAL-C takes on responsibility for the operation of Program which


requires transferors who are new to the METAL-C Program; or

.3 when a Transferor changes the owner of METAL-C.

Such an Interim Learning Management Certificate should be issued for a period not
exceeding 6 months by the Administration or an organization recognized by the
Administration or, at the request of the Administration, by another Contracting
Government.

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Management Certificate for a further period which should not exceed 6 months from
the date of expiry.

14.4 An Interim Learning Management Certificate may be issued following


verification that:

.1 the Approval, or the Interim or In Principle approval, is relevant to the METAL-


C scenario concerned;

.2 the learning management system provided by the METAL-C for the scenario
concerned includes key elements of this Code and has been assessed during the
audit for issuance of the Approval, or demonstrated for issuance of the Interim
Approval;

.3 the METAL-C has planned the audit of the ship within three
months;

.4 the Transferors are familiar with the Learning management system and the
planned arrangements for its implementation;

.5 instructions, which have been identified as being essential, are provided prior
to the transfer; and

.6 relevant information on the learning management system has been given in a


working language or languages understood by the transferring personnel.
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15 VERIFICATION

15.1 All verifications required by the provisions of this Code should be carried out in
accordance with procedures acceptable to the Administration, taking into account the
guidelines developed by the Organization*.

All Persons verifying the Transferors for a LMC should have at least 5 years
experience in Transferring and should have competed at least one audit in the
relevant AVK/CAP domain transfer methods
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16 FORMS OF CERTIFICATES

16.1 The DOLC for METAL-C , the Learning Management Certificate,the Interim
DOLC and the Interim Learning Management Certificate should be drawn up in a
form corresponding to the models given in the appendix to this Code. If the language
used is neither English nor Hindi, the text should include a translation into one of
these languages.

16.2 In addition to the requirements of paragraph 13.3 the Transfer Scenario types
and methods indicated on the Approval and the Interim or in principle approval may
be endorsed to reflect any limitations in the operations of the transfer/ transferor
described in the learning management system.
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APPENDIX

Attachment 1- Form of certificate for DOLC (to be included)

Attachment 2- Form of certificate for Interim DOLC (to be included)

Attachment 3- Form of certificate for LMC(to be included)

Attachment 4- Form of certificate for Interim LMC(to be included)

Attachment 5- Relationship between Function, Tasks and activities (To be included)

Attachment 6- Relationship between Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domains


(to be included)

Attachment 7- Relationship between various Transfer methods and CAP Domains


(to be included)

Attachment 8- Relationship between Transfer methods and manageable number of


participants based on learning (to be included)

Attachment 9- Validity and Reliability of assessments (to be included)

Attachment 10- Effectiveness between various assessment methods and Domains (to
be included)

Attachment 11- Matrix for Grading Transferors (included)

Attachment 12- Audit checklist (to be included )

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Appendix 11 Matrix for Grading Transferors

These nine nomenclatures may be used to grade the transferors

AUDIO VISUAL KINAESTHETIC

Cognitive AC VC KC

Psychomotor AP VP KP

Affective AA VA KA

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