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STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST) Refresher Training

There are no scheduled upcoming dates for this course.

If you would like to be alerted as to when the next course date is, or would like to set up a custom date for this course, please get in touch using the Course Enquiry Form below.

Course Outline

This course is held weekly and is taught in a practical and realistic manner with the opportunity to jump into cold, tidal water and to work with others to learn survival techniques.

Content & Objectives

The purpose of this training is to give you the basic, essential knowledge and experience of personal survival principles and techniques to maximise your chances of survival in the event of an emergency

The course will include

  • Types of emergency situations such as collision, fire, sinking
  • Types of life-saving appliances normally carried on ships
  • Equipment in survival craft
  • Location of personal life-saving appliances
  • Principles concerning survival

Your practical instruction will include

  • Donning a life jacket
  • Donning and use of an immersion suit
  • Safely jumping from a height into the water
  • Righting an inverted life raft while wearing a life jacket
  • Swimming while wearing a life jacket
  • Keeping afloat
  • Boarding a liferaft from ship and water while wearing a life jacket
  • Taking initial actions on boarding a liferaft to enhance chance of survival
  • Streaming a drogue or sea anchor
  • Operating location devices, including radio equipment

Learning Mode

Both practical and classroom instruction is delivered at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes.

This training can be very strenuous and involves jumping from a safe height (approx. 1.4m) - in Medina River, getting into and out of a life raft and righting an upturned life raft; we do need therefore, to ensure all our delegates are fit and well in order to be able to take part. Learners must be physically fit and will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration informing us of any health problems that we would have to take into account. We reserve the right to carry out a risk assessment where an individual provides us with doubt of fitness to participate.

Entry Requirements

You should be over 18 years of age.

Valid STCW Personal Survival Techniques certification - should not be older than 5 years


We can advise regarding accommodation options in the area to suit all budgets


The price for this course is £150.00 inc VAT.

Course Enquiry Form

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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Valid STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST) certification

    You must have already completed this training

  • Your Identification Card

    You must bring an official form of identification, such as your Passport, Discharge Book , Driving Licence or National ID.