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STCW Basic Safety Training Package & Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)

£822 GBP (incl. VAT)

Course Type:
STCW Basic Safety Training Week (Package)
Training School:
Colossal Training
Blackpool, United Kingdom
5 days

 STCW Basic Safety Training Package

Colossal delivers the four elements of STCW Basic Safety Training as a one week training course. Each of the four modules can also be attended individually if required. Colossal is approved as a training provider by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). There are no formal educational requirements to undertake this course, although all participates must be over 16 years of age. Some aspects of this course are physically demanding. We therefore require all students to complete a physical declaration form.

You will leave with a good understanding of safety and emergency procedures. You will be familiar with rescue and evacuation. You will have performed crisis scenarios, handled fire-fighting equipment and learnt how to launch a life raft. This course is the minimum level of qualification for those intending to work at sea.

Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping Learning Objectives:

1. STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

This course is intended to equip all persons intending to go to sea with basic sea survival skills and knowledge of sea survival principles

2. STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (FPFF)

Types and classes of fires, prevention, hazard awareness, methods of fire extinguishment, structure of incident response team, appropriate equipment, personal safety, team support and live exercises.

3. STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (PSSR)

Types of shipboard emergencies, alarms and signals, initial actions, personal/protective safety equipment, effects of pollution, pollution prevention, safe working practices, enclosed spaces, accident prevention, harassment, individual rights, drug and alcohol awareness and dealing with abuse.

4. STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA)

Basic, immediate response to the most common shipboard medical emergencies.


Multiple choice examination and practical assessments.

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)

Students can complete this training as a 4 hour distance learning course, completing the examination during the STCW course week at our training centre.

The STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila Amendments (2010) contains new requirements regarding security training. This training is required by all personnel employed or engaged on board ships for which the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code applies.

The course is designed to give those on board ship, who do not have a designated security duty, the essential education and training meeting the knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements in support of Chapter XI-2 of the annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, as amended and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

Each student will also receive a handbook to assist your learning throughout the course.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be provided with a MCA approved Proficiency in Security Awareness certificate.

Proficiency in Security Awareness Course Learning Objectives:

  • An awareness of the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provisions.
  • An awareness of the requirements and measures needed to maintain ship security.
  • An ability to recognise and report a security threat.


Candidates are assessed by multiple-choice examination.

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Colossal Training

Colossal Training
7 Croft Court
Plumpton Close
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 08006906010
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