China MSA Level 1 Course
The fourth China MSA Level 1 AtoN manager course was delivered from 9th October to 1st November 2018 using expert lecturers including the Vice Dean and ten Chinese IALA World-Wide Academy Alumni who had gained international certificates of competency as Level 1 Managers from 2015 to 2017. The course included practical First Aid and leadership training which form part of the L1.1 model course syllabus. The IALA Secretary-General and Dean of the IALA World-Wide Academy attended the Centenary celebrations of Jimei University on 20th October which fell in the middle of the course.
The thirteen participants from 7 countries, including two from the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea for the first time, all gained at least two certificates of competency, with 11 participants being awarded full international certificates. This brought the total number of certificates awarded on the four courses delivered by China MSA to 50. Their fifth course is planned for September 2019. Other Level 1 courses in English are scheduled to be delivered by Malaysia, India, South Africa, the Sultanate of Oman and potentially the UK which advised IALA in November that it had accredited the Training and Engineering departments at Trinity House to deliver such courses.