DNV awards its first certification for maritime coaching platforms

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Nick Blenkey

SeaSkill Service Supervisor Torsten Schröder awarded Seably’s CEO Andrea Lodolo the certification on behalf of DNV final week. [Image: Seably]

Seably, a web-based market for maritime coaching owned by the Swedish Shipowners Affiliation, has change into the primary of a brand new breed of digital coaching platforms to obtain a brand new DNV competence certification, DNV SeaSkill commonplace ST-0595.

Speedy digitalization, a transfer to supply extra studying experiences on board and two years of working throughout a worldwide pandemic have remodeled the maritime coaching market, says DNV, noting that “better digital portfolios and native suppliers searching for entry to learners from around the globe have led to the emergence of digital coaching platforms. They provide native suppliers the chance to raise their programs past their regional market and acquire entry to clients worldwide.”

These “digital coaching platforms” are basically on-line retailer fronts providing an enormous vary of coaching programs. However simply how good are these programs and what’s the high quality of the coaching?

The brand new DNV certification goals to make sure the standard of the coaching platforms, in addition to their studying merchandise and operation. It was developed in co-operation with Seably as a pilot buyer.


Seably describes itself as a “market for maritime coaching that creates smarter schooling for the trade by way of a fusion of fine content material, usability, and know-how.”

“I’m delighted that now we have been in a position to work with DNV on the ST-0595 commonplace, which is open and can be out there for any group within the maritime sector to attain,” says Andrea Lodolo, CEO of Seably. “It was of nice significance to us that we pioneered this for the advantage of the entire sector, and never simply the choose few. There was super progress in know-how and studying abilities, and Seably has been on the forefront, driving innovation by way of our distinctive market. This commonplace acknowledges this progress whereas setting the bar to take care of the standard and robustness that seafarers rightly anticipate from their coaching and improvement. We stay up for seeing many extra corporations attain the usual sooner or later.”

“Making studying experiences extensively accessible to seafarers is a really constructive improvement for an trade that’s changing into more and more demanding because it heads right into a digitalized, decarbonized futuret,” says Ulrich Bernhardt, head of competence & studying and SeaSkill at DNV. “Nonetheless, whereas we welcome this pattern, it’s equally essential to make sure that coaching platform suppliers have a strong administration system in place which accounts for the challenges of their distinctive operational setting.

“For this reason we had been so happy to work with Seably as a pilot buyer to develop the DNV SeaSkill™ certification commonplace ST-0595. It defines the required standards for digital coaching platforms, for instance, together with necessities for a way to make sure the standard of the coaching organisations which use the platform in addition to their merchandise and covers data safety.”

As well as, DNV’s certification standards additionally embrace different service areas which the coaching platform might provide to their very own clients. This covers providers similar to provision of coaching simulators, assessments, and the certification of learners on behalf of the onboarded coaching organizations, in addition to content material improvement and studying consultancy.

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