STCW Basic Training

STCW Course is a requirement for anybody looking to work at sea on commercial vessels, including Superyachts.

All crew must complete this training before they can work on board a commercial ship over 24m.

Course programme

What is STCW?

Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers was introduced in 1978 to promote safety of life and property at sea. STCW Basic Training, as it is known, shows that the holder has achieved a minimum standard of safety training required to work on a commercial vessel. Around 160 countries are signed up to the agreement

To gain your RYA Yachtmaster Commercial certificate you don’t need STCW, the tickets GYT provides as standard are sufficient.

However even if you’re planning to work on Superyachts or even on a smaller or private vessel, your Captain may require you to be trained in the basics, which is exactly what STCW Basic Safety Training is all about.

The four basic modules within the STCW Basic Safety Training course are:

  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FF&FP)
  • Elementary First Aid (EFA)
  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

And since 2014:

  • Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)

You can choose to take each module separately – most take between a day and half a day to complete – or you can get them all done in just a week. The latter option allows you to get your STCW certificate as soon as possible, which means you can start searching for that dream job!

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STCW Basic Safety Training
From - £760
Duration - 1 Week
Location - Cowes, Isle of Wight
STCW basic training course is a requirement for anybody looking to work at sea on commercial vessels, this includes Superyachts.

What’s covered

This 6-day course covers the 5 elements that make up STCW 2010, these include:

  1. 2.5 day Fire Fighting course
  2. 0.5 day Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
  3. 0.5 day Proficiency in Security awareness (PSA)
  4. 1 day Sea Survival course
  5. 1 day Elementary first aid

Most of the training you will complete is practical hands on training, you will learn a lot of new skills and at the end of the week have the knowledge and practical experience to respond to an emergency on-board
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