MCA Approved
Seafish Authority Approved
SQA Approved
RYA Approved
UKCS Approved
Edexcel Approved

STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties


There are no scheduled upcoming dates for this course.

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Course Outline

This 1 day course is designed to give those onboard ship who have a designated security duty the essential education and training to meet the requirements set out in the STCW code which supports Chapter XI-2 of the annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, as amended and the International Ship and Port Facility security (ISPS) Code.

Security awareness training must be undertaken by all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on ships that are required to comply with the ISPS Code.

Content & Objectives

  • Understand the importance of ship security and the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved
  • The definition of a security risk and threats to a vessel, its crew, cargo and operations
  • Understand both the capabilities and limitations of maritime security methods, equipment and systems
  • Understand the content of a ship’s security plan and its implementation.
  • Understand your role and your limitations as an member of the ship’s security detail at all three security levels.

Learning Mode

This course is classroom based and delivered at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course however you should be over 18 years of age.


We can offer advice regarding accommodation options to suit all budgets. 


The cost of this course is £160 inc VAT.

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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Your Identification Card

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