STCW Basic Safety Training Course


This course cover all the elements for a basic understanding of staying safe at sea through practical examples to help individuals learn how to handle different types of emergencies at sea.

Course content

This qualification has five mandatory components:

  1. Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

A classroom-based course covering basic induction training in safety procedures and accident prevention, it also familiarises novices with the employment conditions and working environment on board.

  1. Proficiency in Security Awareness

The STCW Convention and Code as has been amended by the Manila amendments (2010) contains new requirements regarding security training. All personnel employed or engaged on board ships to which the ISPS Code applies, require this training to gain the knowledge, understanding and proficiency to work on ships without designated security duties.

  1. Personal Survival Techniques

Teaches the actions to be taken by individuals to protect themselves in emergency situations. The first session is classroom based covering theoretical elements. The second session is practical training using life jackets, survival suits and inflatable life rafts in the pool.

  1. Elementary First Aid

This one day course teaches basic first aid and life-saving skills with a balance of theory and practical work during training. It is designed to meet the minimum requirement for familiarisation and basic safety training for seafarers with designated emergency duties.

  1. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Outlines precautions for minimising the risk of fire, the causes of fires and how to extinguish them. Also practical training using fire fighting equipment and breathing apparatus in our purpose built unique fire fighting training facility in Cornwall. Realistic scenarios allow students to practise extinguishing various types and sizes of fires.


Costs & Dates

Per Person
Price £830


Duration: 5 days

For 2018 this course runs on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 16th May – Sunday 20th May
  • Tuesday 05th June – Saturday 09th June
  • Tuesday 17th July – Saturday 21st July
  • Tuesday 04th September – Saturday 08th September
  • Tuesday 09th October – Saturday 13th October
  • Tuesday 06th November – Saturday 10th November
  • Tuesday 04th December – Saturday 08th December