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

Personal Survival Techniques is a STCW Basic Training module providing knowledge of essential prevention and survival techniques. It includes both theoretical and practical sessions, investigating causes of distress, knowledge and use of equipment, launch and recovery of life rafts, preparation for survival, personal survival skills and use of search and rescue organisations.

Exercises are carefully supervised by qualified staff and can be undertaken by non-swimmers.

Group members climbing aboard a life raft

Duration (9am – 5pm):

  • 1 Day

Training towards:

STCW Basic Training Certificate

Please note, you can also do this module as part of the STCW Basic Safety Training course rather than individually.

Examination and assessment:

The course is assessed by a short written and oral examination. Successful candidates will awarded an STCW 95 Certificate in Personal Survival Techniques.

What’s included:

  • Includes lunch


Please remember to bring a swimming costume and some comfy clothes. This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.