STCW Basic Safety Refresher Training Course (BSTC-R)

Under the new regulations, updated proficiency training for the below courses has to be undertaken every five years. Seafarers revalidating their UK Certificate of Competency after 1 January 2017 will be required to submit documentary evidence of having completed MCA approved updated proficiency training with in the last five years. For more information about updated training see the MCA’s MSN 1865(M) and MIN 535.


  1. Personal Survival Techniques – Update

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 our pool facility, where attendees are required to be fit enough to undertake the in-water practical drills, similar to those undertaken on the original PST course.

  1. Elementary First Aid

This one-day course recaps over 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 – update

Under the new STCW 2010 requirements for training and certification, updated proficiency training will need to be undertaken in fire prevention and fire fighting every five years.

This is a practical one day fire course involving use of breathing apparatus, hoses, nozzles and extinguishers.

Costs & Dates

Per Person
Price £510


Duration: 3 days

From: 09:00 – 17:00

For 2019 this course runs on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 05th March – Thursday 07th March
  • Tuesday 14th May – Thursday 16th May
  • Thursday 01st August – Saturday 03rd August
  • Tuesday 17th September – Thursday 19th September
  • Tuesday 12th November – Thursday 14th November