STCW95 COURSES

STCW95 Basic Safety Training

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The STCW Basic Safety Training course is the legal minimum requirement for anyone looking for commercial work on board vessels over 24 meters. In accordance with the STCW Code A-VI/1, the STCW Basic Safety Training course provides the basic safety training and knowledge required to work on any vessel over 24m.

The STCW Basic Safety Training course is made up of four modules, full module details can be found below.

The STCW Basic Safety Training courses include:

STCW Personal Survival Techniques (STCW A-VI/1-1) This module covers the essential sea survival training needed to deal with a range of emergency situations. It includes the launch of a life raft, using safety equipment, preparation for sea survival and use of search and rescue organisations.

STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2) This module deals with the different types of fire that can occur on board and how to prevent them from starting initially. There is plenty of practical training, with a focus on using firefighting equipment and breathing apparatus to extinguish various types and sizes of fires including in smoke filled enclosed spaces.

STCW Elementary First Aid (STCW A-VI/1-3) This module is a mixture of theory and practical sessions giving you essential knowledge on how to respond to the most common emergencies on board including burns and scalds, broken bones, bleeding and shock. You will learn CPR, different bandaging methods, how to move a patient and how to improvise when there is no equipment available.

STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (STCW A-VI/1-4) this module is 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There are no specific entry standards, other than those required for entry to the industry.

Note that there are practical elements on certain training modules that contain some physically demanding exercises. Any candidate unsure of their health and fitness as to their ability to participate in such activities should consult their doctor.

DURATION: 5 days

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT: Continual practical assessment with theory based examinations.

FEE: £1090

Please contact us if you need to undertake individual elements of the STCW ‘95 rather than the whole course and we will create a specific quote for you.

 

STCW95 Elementary First Aid

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Course Overview:

Our Elementary First Aid (EFA) course, accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), provides practical knowledge, understanding and proficiencies in basic first aid at sea, with a range of techniques to consider in emergency situations. The course is delivered by very experienced medical trainers, providing students with a unique learning experience.

STCW’95 EFA is one of the four compulsory modules required for employment on all commercial vessels, fishing boats and ‘super yachts’ over 24 metres in length.

This course allows students to access the skills and expertise that we have acquired from years of operational experience in providing emergency medical care in many different environments and situations. Our course exceeds industry requirements and has opportunities to talk with experienced medics.

Course Syllabus:

54 North Maritime Training’s MCA approved STCW'95 Elementary First Aid course includes all training aids and equipment. Subjects covered are

  • Taking immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency
  • Knowledge, understanding and proficiency of basic first aid
  • Assess the needs of the casualty and threats to own safety
  • Position casualty
  • Apply resuscitation techniques
  • Control bleeding
  • Apply appropriate measures of basic shock management
  • Apply appropriate measures of broken bones
  • Apply appropriate measures in event of burns and scalds
  • Improvise bandages and use materials in emergency kit
  • Candidates will be required to participate in practical scenario-based training that covers all the subject areas listed above.

An STCW'95 Elementary First Aid approved certificate (MCA) will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Course Details:

This 1 day course is held at our training facility in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Our training centre includes modern, fully equipped training rooms.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry standards, other than those required for entry to the industry.

Note that there are practical elements on certain training modules that contain some physically demanding exercises. Any candidate unsure of their health and fitness as to their ability to participate in such activities should consult their doctor.

FEE: £150.00 per person

 

STCW95 Personal Survival Techniques

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Course Overview:

Our Personal Survival Techniques (PST) course, accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), provides 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.

This course also provides real knowledge and expertise from experienced maritime trainers, with very broad operational experience.

STCW'95 PST is one of the four compulsory modules required for employment on all commercial vessels, fishing boats and ‘super yachts’ over 24 metres in length.

This course allows students to access the skills and delivery that we have acquired from decades of operational experience in operational maritime tasks, and training delivery. Our course exceeds industry requirements, and has opportunities for candidates to talk with experienced maritime personnel. All training aids, equipment and hand-outs will be provided.

Course Syllabus:

Introduction to safety and survival

  • Emergency situations
  • Evacuation
  • Survival craft and rescue boats
  • Personal life-saving appliances
  • Survival at sea
  • Emergency radio equipment
  • Helicopter assistance
  • Donning a life jacket

Use of an immersion suit

  • Jump safely from height into water
  • Right an inverted life raft whilst wearing a life jacket
  • Swim wearing a life jacket
  • Keep afloat without a life jacket
  • Board a survival craft
  • Operate survival craft equipment
  • Operate location devices
  • Initial actions when boarding a survival craft to increase chance of survival

VENUE: This course is held in our training facility in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Our facilities include modern, fully equipped training rooms with comprehensive training equipment. The training will take place both in the classroom and at the local pool facility.

DURATION: 1 day

FEE: £150.00 per person

An STCW'95 approved certificate (MCA) in Personal Survival Techniques will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

 

STCW95 Personal Survival Techniques Update

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Attend this course to renew your current Personal Survival Techniques certificate.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Seafarers who hold an existing Personal Survival Techniques (PST) certificate are required to complete this updating training course to maintain proficiency under the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW Section A-VI/1 & table A-VI/1-1).

The training will take place both in the classroom and at the local pool facility. All training aids, equipment and hand-outs are provided

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates are required to be fit enough to undertake the in-water practical drills, similar to those undertaken on the original PST course.

VENUE: This course is held at our training facility in Whitby, North Yorkshire. The facility includes a modern, fully equipped training room with comprehensive training equipment.

DURATION: 1 day

FEE: £150.00 per person

An STCW approved certificate (MCA) will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

 

STCW95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

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Course Overview:

Our Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR) course, accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), develops competencies in emergency procedures, mitigation of pollution, on-board protocols, working practices and contingency planning. This course also provides real knowledge and expertise from experienced maritime trainers with very broad operational experience.

STCW’95 PSSR is one of the four compulsory modules required for employment on all commercial vessels, fishing boats and ‘super yachts’ over 24 metres in length.

This course allows students to access the skills and expertise that we have acquired from years of operational experience in maritime operational tasks and delivering training on the subject matter. Our course exceeds industry requirements and has opportunities to talk with experienced maritime personnel. All training aids, equipment and hand-outs are provided.

Course Syllabus:

  • Compliance with emergency procedures
  • Precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
  • Safe working practices
  • Understand/receive orders
  • Effective human relationships on board ship
  • Typical emergencies
  • Knowledge of shipboard contingency plans for responses to emergencies
  • Emergency signals and specific duties allocated to crew members in the muster list; muster stations; correct use of personal safety equipment
  • Action to take on discovering potential emergencies, including fire, collision, foundering and water ingress
  • Action to take on hearing emergency alarm signals
  • Value of training and drills
  • Knowledge of escape routes and internal communication and alarm systems
  • Effect of operational or accidental pollution of the marine environment
  • Basic environmental protection procedures
  • Importance of adhering to safe working practices at all times
  • Safety/protective devices available to protect against hazards aboard ship
  • Precautions to be taken prior to entering enclosed spaces
  • Familiarisation with international measures concerning accident prevention and occupational health
  • Importance of maintaining good human working relationships aboard ship
  • Social responsibilities (employment conditions; individual rights and obligations; dangers of drug and alcohol abuse etc)

VENUE: This half day course is held at our training facility in Whitby, North Yorkshire. The facility includes a modern, fully equipped training room with comprehensive training equipment.

Duration: 0.5 days

FEE: £100.00 per person

An STCW'95 approved certificate (MCA) Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

 

STCW95 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

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Course Overview:

Our Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) course, accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), provides an understanding of the nature and risk of fire, and expertise to respond effectively to extinguish fires, should they develop. This course also provides expert knowledge and experience from Cleveland Fire Brigades’ Risk Management Service, who deliver the training at the Grangetown Learning and Development Centre on our behalf.

STCW’95 FPFF is one of the four compulsory modules required for employment on all commercial vessels, fishing boats and ‘super yachts’ over 24 meters in length.

This physically demanding course allows the learner to access the skills and expertise that we have acquired from decades of operational experience in firefighting and delivery of firefighting training. Our course exceeds industry requirements and also provides opportunities to talk with experienced firefighters from current operational firefighting teams.

Course Syllabus:

Develop competence in:

  • Minimising the risk of fire and maintaining a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving firefighting and extinguishing a fire

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency in:

  • Shipboard fire-fighting organisation
  • Location of fire-fighting appliances and emergency escape routes
  • The elements of fire and explosion (the ‘fire triangle’)
  • Types and sources of ignition
  • Flammable material, fire hazards and spread of fire
  • The need for constant vigilance
  • Fire and smoke detection and automatic alarm systems
  • Classification of fire and applicable extinguishing agents

Demonstrating practical competence to:

  • Use of various types of portable fire extinguishers
  • Use of self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Extinguish smaller fires, e.g. electrical fires, oil fires, propane fires
  • Extinguish extensive fires with water (using jet spray and spray nozzles)
  • Extinguish fires with foam, powder or any other suitable chemical agent
  • Fighting fire in smoke-filled enclosed spaces wearing self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Extinguish fire with water fog or any other suitable firefighting agent in an accommodation room or simulated engine room with fire and heavy smoke
  • Extinguish oil fire with fog applicator and spray nozzles, dry chemical powder or foam applicator
  • Effect rescue in a smoke-filled space wearing breathing apparatus

Course Details:

This course is held at our training facility in Whitby and Grangetown near Middlesbrough. The purpose built firefighting training centre includes modern, fully equipped training rooms and simulated ship environments for practical applications. There is an on-site canteen and ample car parking.

Course Fees: £800.00 per person

 

STCW95 Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

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Course Overview:

This course is designed to advance basic firefighting knowledge and to enhance the skills of the delegate in leadership and organisation of teams of personnel. Each student must take charge of a team and/or area of operations during an exercise.

This course is structured around practical search and rescue techniques, casualty evacuation, and live fire exercises. The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the theory of fire within an on-board environment together with a familiarity with the use and maintenance of fixed and portable firefighting equipment.

The course consists of 4 days training from highly experienced and qualified instructors. All training aids, equipment and hand-outs are provided.

Course Syllabus:

Day 1: Induction, Aims and Learning Outcomes; Health & Safety brief,basic fire awareness, fixed installations, fire parties and muster groups, fire extinguisher theory, practical fire extinguisher and hose work.Exercise planning allowing student input.

Day 2: Physiology of respiration, CABA (Drager PA 94) and BA control leading to search and rescue techniques and practical exercises.

Day 3: Stability considerations when firefighting SAR with breathing apparatus. Exercises in light smoke and live fire conditions Exercise de-brief.

Day 4: Ventilation Live multi-fire SAR exercises various entries, casualty evacuation Exercise de-brief Fire detection and prevention End of Course de-brief and issue of certificates.

COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

Delegates must have successfully completed the STCW’95 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Section A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code) or similar training acceptable to the MCA.

VENUE:

This course is held at our training facility in Whitby and Grangetown near Middlesbrough. The purpose built firefighting training centre includes modern, fully equipped training rooms and simulated ship environments for practical applications. There is an on-site canteen and ample car parking.

DURATION: 4 days

Fee: £925 per person

An STCW'95 approved certificate (MCA) Advanced Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

 

STCW95 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Update Training

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Attend this course to renew your current firefighting certificate.

Course Overview:

Under the new STCW 2010 requirements for training and certification, updated (refresher) proficiency training is required to be undertaken in fire prevention and firefighting, every five years. This is a practical one day firefighting course involving use of breathing apparatus, hoses, nozzles and extinguishers.

This MCA approved STCW’95 Fire Prevention & Firefighting Refresher course includes all training aids, equipment and hand-outs.

Course Details:

This course is held at a training facility in Grangetown near Middlesbrough. The purpose built firefighting training centre includes modern, fully equipped training rooms and simulated ship environments for practical applications. There is an on-site canteen and ample car parking.

PRE REQUISITES:

Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Firefighting. Please note – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

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Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1st August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.

DURATION: 1 Day

EXAMINATION & ASSESSMENT: Oral questioning and observation of practical exercises.

Fee: £295

An STCW'95 approved certificate (MCA) will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

 

STCW95 Proficiency in Security Awareness

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COURSE OVERVIEW:

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

This half day course is based on Regulation VI/6, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/6, paragraphs 4 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended and is delivered alongside the basic safety training for seafarers.

This course is NOW part of the mandatory basic safety training courses, which include: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Personal Survival Techniques, and Elementary First Aid courses.

This MCA approved STCW'95 course includes:

  • 0.5 day of training from an experienced Instructor;
  • All training aids, equipment and hand-outs;

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on ships or any other vessel to which the ISPS code applies who require a Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) certificate, will need to attend this four hour stand-alone course.

VENUE: This course is held at our training facility in Whitby, North Yorkshire. The facility includes a modern, fully equipped training room with comprehensive training equipment.

DURATION: 4 hours

FEE: £80

An STCW'95 approved certificate (MCA) Proficiency in Security Awareness will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

 

STCW95 Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

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Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) training is carried out by MCA accredited trainers with the highest levels of maritime security experience so when students come to us for maritime security training of any kind they can be sure they are getting the best in the industry.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

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 to which the ISPS Code applies. These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2012. Training in Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) must be undertaken by all seafarers & security personnel engaged on ship who have designated duties under the ships security plan.

'Those carrying out personal close protection and/or ship protection duties on ISPS Code compliant ships do not need to hold SSO qualifications unless they are the designated SSO on the vessel in which they are serving. However, as they will be carrying out ships security duties they will have to hold an MCA approved or recognised Certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.'

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All seafarers and security personnel who have designated security duties under the Ships Security Plan, including anti-piracy and anti-armed robbery related activities.

Former armed forces personnel looking to move into maritime security who will need this knowledge and certification as a requirement of their position. Also those with a Maritime background looking to work in Ship/Offshore Security.

VENUE: This course is held at our training facility in Whitby, North Yorkshire. The facility includes a modern, fully equipped training room with comprehensive training equipment. All training aids, equipment and hand-outs will be provided.

DURATION: 1 day

FEE: £150 per person

An STCW approved certificate (MCA) in Proficiency in Dedicated Security Duties will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

 

STCW95 Ship Security Officer

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Course Overview:

Our STCW’95 Ship Security Officer (SSO) course, accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), is vital training for those wishing to undertake the duties of a ship security officer.?

The course is designed the meet the requirements defined by the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and the guidance defined in the SOLAS Regulations (1974) and provides all our students with the expert knowledge from very experienced maritime trainers with tremendous operational experience, to provide students with the confidence to excel within the maritime security industry.

STCW’95 SSO is an essential course for those who wish to gain employment providing protective security on all commercial vessels, fishing vessels and ‘super yachts’.

This course allows you to access the skills and expertise that we have acquired from decades of operational experience in maritime operational tasks and delivering training on the subject matter. Our course exceeds industry requirements and has opportunities to talk with experienced maritime personnel. All training aids, equipment and hand-outs are provided.

Course Syllabus:

  • Duties of a Ship Security Officer
  • Understanding the ISPS Code
  • Ship security planning
  • Ship security surveys and assessment
  • Monitoring ship security
  • Overview of port facility security
  • Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
  • Security equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations
  • Current maritime security threats
  • Search techniques and search plans
  • Contingency planning

VENUE:

This course is held at our training facility in Whitby, North Yorkshire. The facility includes a modern, fully equipped training room with comprehensive training equipment.

Duration: 3 days

Fee: £420per person

An STCW approved (MCA) Ship Security Officer certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

 

MCA Approved Engine Course (30 hour)

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Course Overview:

The MCA Approved Engine Course (30 hour) is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics. The course is the first level qualification for the MCA Engineering Officer training programme. It is seen as the first rung on the engineering ladder for those with no formal marine engineering experience and is an ideal introduction for those who wish to improve and enhance their employment prospects in the various aspects of the maritime industry e.g.

  • Commercial vessels (Workboats)
  • Super Yacht industry
  • Private boat owners

COURSE DURATION

4 days

PRE REQUISITES

To complete the course you must be at least 18 years old.

COURSE SYLLABUS

The course includes practical sessions as well as all the theory requirements and covers the following areas:

  • The principles of two and four stroke engine operation
  • Construction of engines
  • The role of air in the combustion process
  • The fuel system
  • The cooling system
  • The lubrication system
  • Engine electrical systems
  • Power transmission
  • Hull fittings
  • Fault finding and rectification
  • Safe working practices
  • Bottled gas installations
  • Pollution prevention

FEE

£650 per person

On completion of the course an MCA approved certificate will be awarded, providing the student has attended the full 4-days and passed the final exam paper.

NOTE: the following equipment will be provided during the course; Overalls, rubber disposable gloves, goggles, ear defenders. You will need to bring suitable footwear (i.e. steel toecap shoes).