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.

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.

Students using Basic Safety techniques in a swimming pool

Course details

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)

What’s included:

4 nights’ accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner in our on-site dining hall is included in the advertised residential prices.

A non-residential option can also be booked at a reduced rate.

Access to our on-site bar, open from 5pm daily, where you can unwind with fellow students on our career and professional courses.


5 days

Training towards:

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

Examination and assessment:

Continual practical assessment with theory based examinations.

Course modules:

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.

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.

Just starting out in the yachting industry or considering a career?

If you are taking your first step in the yachting industry or thinking about a career we would recommend that you consider:

All of these courses include the STCW alongside other qualifications that will stand you in good stead for starting your career.

STCW Basic Safety Training21/01/201925/01/2019 £799 £599
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STCW Basic Safety Training23/09/201927/09/2019 £799 £599
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STCW Basic Safety Training25/11/201929/11/2019 £799 £599
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