STCW95 COURSES

STCW95 Basic Safety Training[top]

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 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[top]

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[top]

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[top]

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[top]

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 Proficiency in Designated Security Duties[top]

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.

 

MCA Approved Engine Course (30 hour) - Part 1[top]

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).

 

MCA Approved Engine Course (40 hour) - Part 2[top]

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