STCW Basic Safety Training

Essential training for all seafarers

The STCW Basic Safety Training course is the legal minimum requirement for anyone looking for commercial work aboard vessels over 24 metres, including Superyachts and Cruise ships.

About the course

As well as the four core modules, we have now included the Proficiency in Security Awareness module as part of our course, at no additional cost to you. Although it is not an essential requirement of the course, as of 1st January 2014 all seafarers must receive approved security awareness training.

The STCW Basic Safety Training course includes
  • Personal Survival Techniques (A-VI/1-1)
  • Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (A-VI/1-2)
  • Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (A-VI/1-4)
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness (A-VI/6-1)
Examination and assessment

Continual practical assessment with theory based examinations.

Crowd Management STCW code Section (A-V/2 & A-V/3) course bolt-on

Crowd management training is required for all personnel designated to assist passengers in an emergency, commonly includes cruise ships.

Some of the course elements include:
  • Understand life-saving appliances and control plans onboard
  • Demonstrate the ability to assist passengers en route to muster and embarkation stations
  • Understand mustering procedures

Those interested in this course should also speak to a course advisor at the time of booking.

Training towards
  • STCW Basic Safety Training Certificate (STCW Code A-VI/1)
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW code Reg A-VI/6-1)

Prerequisites

There are no formal pre-course requirements but you must be aged 16 or over to enrol onto this course.

Syllabus

Personal Survival Techniques (A-VI/1-1)

Essential sea survival training to deal with a range of emergency situations. Includes the launch of a life raft, using safety equipment, preparation for sea survival and use of search and rescue organisations.

Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (STCW A-VI/1-2)

Identifies the different types of fire that can occur on board and how to prevent them from starting. Practical training includes use of fire fighting equipment and breathing apparatus to extinguish various types and sizes of fires including in smoke filled enclosed spaces.

Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)

A mixture of theory and practical sessions on how to respond to the most common emergencies on board. You will learn CPR, different bandaging methods, how to move a patient and how to improvise when there is no equipment available.

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (A-VI/1-4)

An introduction to accident prevention and safety procedures including alarms and signals. It also covers your rights at work, employment conditions and work practices such as safe working, pollution prevention and relations with others on board.

Proficiency in Security Awareness (A-VI/6-1)

Provides knowledge, understanding and proficiency to personnel intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties.

Qualifications

  • Personal Survival Techniques (A-VI/1-1)
  • Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (A-VI/1-2)
  • Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (A-VI/1-4)
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness (A-VI/6-1)

FAQs

What is the difference between the STCW95 and STCW2010?

The current STCW 2010 is an updated version of the STCW 95. The Manila amendments, adopted on 25th June 2010, marked a revision of the original Convention and Code.

Did you know?

STCW stands for Standards of Training, certification and Watchkeeping. The qualification now includes vessel security, effecting superyacht employees. The qualification is still referred to as the STCW95 despite the updates being made in 2010.  An STCW certificate is valid for 5 years. After 5 years an STCW refresher course needs to be undertaken.

Dates and pricing

Course From To Non-res All-inc
STCW Basic Safety Training 28/09/2020 02/10/2020 £750 £830
STCW Basic Safety Training 19/10/2020 23/10/2020 £750 £830
STCW Basic Safety Training 23/11/2020 27/11/2020 Full Full
STCW Basic Safety Training 14/12/2020 18/12/2020 £750 £830
STCW Basic Safety Training 05/01/2021 09/01/2021 £750 £830

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