STCW Safety Training Courses

Essential safety training for seafarers

Our expert team of instructors deliver STCW training on basic firefighting, elementary first aid, personal survival techniques, and personal safety and social responsibility. This essential training ensures seafarers can respond appropriately to emergency situations.

STCW Safety Training

We offer a comprehensive range of all-inclusive STCW safety training courses at our Cowes base.

Participants of the UKSA's STCW Safety Training course standing in uniform receiving maritime safety instruction.

STCW – know the basics

STCW refers to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. This convention sets out the minimum qualification standards required of captains, officers, and watch personnel on seagoing merchant ships and large yachts. At UKSA we offer the Basic Safety Training plus additional modules that can be completed separately.

As part of the UKSA's maritime safety training, an instructor advises a trainee how to carry out life-saving first aid on a resuscitation manikin.

STCW Advanced Training

Maritime professionals may be required to complete more advanced medical, rescue and firefighting courses for some employment on board vessels. This potentially applies to security officers, masters, mates, engineering officers or other positions depending on the ship.

Our expert team of instructors equip our professional students with the skills and qualifications required to reach the highest levels of career development. We are proud to be one of the world’s top providers of MCA certificates, offering a full range of MCA and STCW qualifications.

sea survival training in swimming pool

Our campus

Our unique waterside location in Cowes offers you the convenience of accommodation, food, learning and networking all in one place. Single room upgrades are available to professional students at an additional cost (please speak to our team about upgrading your stay with us).

Enjoy access to our indoor pool, gym, fitness classes/activities and on-site bar providing plenty of opportunities to wind-down after studying. In addition, we are conveniently located within walking distance of Cowes town centre, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.