Over a 2-day Skills Assessor corporate training course, MTCS will provide your experienced and competent offshore personnel with the skills they need to assess competence in your workforce.

Course Overview

Our course meets the criteria set down by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) within guidance document C007.

MTCS (UK) Ltd have also been approved as an assessment centre by EAL – the specialist awarding organisation for engineering and manufacturing. This means that candidates are eligible for internationally recognised external assessment qualifications.

This skills assessor training course provides:

  • The opportunity to earn a formal qualification in skills assessment for company personnel
  • The ability for experienced and competent personnel within your organisation to assess workplace competence to IMCA C007 guidelines
  • An insight into how competence assessment can be implemented offshore

Candidate Requirements

Candidates for the course must be occupationally competent in the roles they will be required to assess. They must also work in a supervisory role.

Examples include:

  • ROV/Diving Supervisors
  • Superintendents
  • Party Chiefs/Senior Grade in a specific survey related discipline
  • Masters/Chief Mate/Chief Engineers
  • Offshore Managers

Course Modules

This classroom based course includes modules in:

  • Assessment Planning
  • Collecting & Judging Knowledge Evidence
  • Collecting & Judging Evidence of Skills
  • Making a Decision
  • Providing Feedback
  • Assessment Skills


Following completion of the classroom portion, candidates are required to carry out some assessments in the workplace. Evidence of these assessments must be uploaded to MTCS Online for final verification and certificate award processes will not start until verification.


A Certificate of Attendance is given out at completion of the classroom element. The formal qualification as a Skills Assessor also requires successful completion of workplace assessments and underpinning knowledge questions.

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered at our UK training facility at the Port of Blyth. Delivery at client facilities is also an option and we recommend you contact MTCS directly to discuss your specific requirements

For clients whose teams operate in different locations, the most cost-effective solution is to train via MTCS Online.


A qualified Skills Assessor fills a vital role in the implementation of competence and ensures workplace assessment is conducted in accordance with both national and international standards of Learning & Development. We strongly recommend at least one senior member of each offshore team is trained in the role of Skills Assessor.

The course is also available through MTCS Online and offers a flexible and cost effective method of delivery for personnel working in varied and remote locations around the world.

MTCS Skills Assessor Training Course

Key Points

Course Fees
Contact MTCS to discuss your requirements and for our corporate rates

2-days (classroom) plus assessments

MTCS Facilities
Client Premises

Suitable For
Experienced and competent offshore personnel working in a supervisory role

All course fees and Skills Assessor certification

Next Steps
Assessment of Personnel progressing through the MTCS Competence Scheme

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