In 2013 two HELM courses were introduced to the qualification structure for many seafarers:
The HELM O course is a requirement for those wishing to obtain a Master (Code Vessels) <200gt CoC, an OOW (Yachts) <3000gt CoC, or an Engineering Y4 or Y3 CoC.
The HELM M course is a requirement for those wishing to obtain a Chief Mate (Yachts) <3000gt CoC, a Master (Yachts) <500/3000gt CoC, or an Engineering Y2 or Y1 CoC. (NOTE: Those wishing to obtain the Chief Mate CoC at the same time as their OOW CoC must undertake both the 3 day Operational course and the 5 day Management course)
Click on the links above for more info on these two courses.