STCW 95 & 2010 Courses 
 
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STCW 95 & STCW 2010 courses are run regularly. STCW (Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping) consists of 4 basic courses which form the backbone of the system. There is an additional module (Proficiency in Security Awareness) ifyou intend to work onboard a vessel covered by ISPS code such as a Super Yacht, Cruise Ship or merchant vessel over 500 GRT. These are listed below and can be completed as individual modules or as a block. There are discounts available if completing them as a block. We are proud to be an MCA approved school offering this service and can cater for up to 20 personnel at each session. 
 
Ship Security Officer and the higher level Company Security Officer courses are run every month using highly experienced ex-milittary training instructors. These courses include fire-arms training if required. We are an ELC approved training centre; the CSO course is eleigible for Enhanced Learning Credit funding for serving or ex-military personnel providing up to £2000 toward your course. 
 
We also run the more advanced medical courses required for some employment on board. Proficiency in Medical First Aid on board ship and Person in Charge of Medical Care on board ship. These aren't run as often as the elementary levels, if the dates for them are not listed please contact us to confirm the next ones scheduled  
 
Our Head Office is situated in the heart of the scenic English Riviera in Devon, we have a great deal of experience in professional training and offer the additional benefits of traditional Devon hospitality and a relaxed pace whilst you gain the knowledge for your new career. Hundreds of satisfied customers have gained their qualifications with us and we have past students working on vessels all over the world. Please note that the majority of our STCW Basic courses below are run at a venue in Plymouth. 
 
STCW-95 & STCW 2010 COMPULSORY BASIC TRAINING FASTRACK COURSE 
 
There are 4 basic courses which form the backbone of the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping) system. These are listed below and can be completed as individual modules or as a block. There is an additional module (Proficiency in Security Awareness) if you intend to work onboard a vessel covered by ISPS code such as a Super Yacht, Cruise Ship or merchant vessel over 500 GRT. There are discounts available if completing them as a block. We are proud to be an established MCA approved training provider offering this service and can cater for up to 20 personnel at each session. 
 
This course is 5 days in duration with all five days "under one roof" at our training venue in Plymouth.. 
 
During the course you will fulfill the requirements for STCW-2010 Manilla Amendments regulations by completing : Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Elementary First Aid, Personal Survival Techniques , Basic Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (and Proficiency in Security Awareness if required.) 
 
Upon Completion of the programme you will be issued with a "Combined Basic Training Certificate" which will allow you to be engaged in employment onboard a Commercial or Merchant Vessel. 
 
COST: £790 (PST, FIRE, PSSR, EFA) or £870 including Proficiency in Security Awareness. 
 
 
STCW 95 Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities 
 
PSSR is a course offering new and experienced crew members the basic health and safety advice required on modern and traditional vessels. It covers basic hazards, personal protective equipment, general health and safety advice and general and emergency routines which you might come across.  
 
Duration: ½ Day 
 
Cost:£90 
 
STCW 95 Elementary First Aid 
 
STCW 95 Elementary First Aid is one of the four compulsory commercial modules required to work on larger vessels. It is internationally recognised and goes into more depth than the RYA First Aid at Sea. Covers CPR, breaks & splints, bandaging, drowning and hypothermia and much more. 
 
Duration: 1 Day  
 
Cost: £120  
 
See our dedicated site at www.stcw-95.com 
STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques 
 
Personal Survival Techniques is the STCW name for Sea Survival. This course is a mandatory requirement for commercial fishermen and offshore commercial boatmen including merchant seamen and Super-yacht crews. Quite similar to the RYA Sea Survival course, we teach you the necessary skills to survive if you are ever unlucky enough to have to abandon ship with more emphasis on the evacuation systems fitted to personnel and hazardous cargo ships. You will get the opportunity to wear a survival suit and experience the equipment fitted to most merchant ships. This course forms part of the 4 required modules needed to work on commercial vessels. 
 
Duration: 1 Day 
 
Cost £120 
 
STCW 95 Fire prevention and fire fighting 
 
This course gives the knowledge of the ways in which fires are caused and the precautions to be taken to minimise the risk of fires in ships it involves considerable practical fire fighting and includes: 
 
* Response to emergency situations involving fires 
* Fire fighting and fire extinguishing using portable equipment 
* The use of breathing apparatus 
* Act as a member of a fire fighting party 
 
Duration: 2 Days 
 
Cost £490 
Proficiency in Security Awareness 
 
Proficiency in Security Awareness is a course offering new and experienced crew members the basic information required to carry out security duties onboard and help you to have a heightened security awareness. The International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) code outlines the need for security and vigilance onboard merchant vessels of all sizes. This course aims to ensure you can: 
 
report a security incident, including a piracy or armed robbery threat or attack; 
know the procedures to follow when they recognise a security threat ; and 
take part in security-related emergency and contingency procedures. 
 
The course is compulsory for all new crew members and for existing crew members unless they have had at least six months documented sea service on an approved vessel between 1st January 2009 and 1st January 2012 or already hold the SSO or CSO qualification. Full details are in MIN 472-2 
 
We currently run this course as a stand alone module or as part of our Basic Training package 
 
Duration: ½ Day 
 
Cost: £80 
 
STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid & STCW Person in charge of Medical Care onboard ship 
 
All ships and small commercial vessels proceeding into Category 1 and 0 waters (more than 60 miles offshore) require the Skipper and selected crew members to be highly trained in First Aid since external medical assistance may take several hours or even days to arrive. This course is internationally recognised and will train you in advanced and expanded techniques. This course is only run quarterly so advanced booking is recommended. 
 
We run the more advanced medical courses required for some employment on board such as deck officers, masters, mates, Security Officers etc. Proficiency in Medical First Aid on board ship and Person in Charge of Medical Care on board ship. These aren't run as often as the elementary levels, if the dates for them are not listed please contact us to confirm the next ones scheduled 
 
Our school is situated in the heart of the scenic English Riviera in Devon, we have a great deal of experience in professional training and offer the additional benefits of traditional Devon hospitality and a relaxed pace whilst you gain the knowledge for your new career. Hundreds of satisfied customers have gained their qualifications with us and we have past students working on vessels all over the world. 
 
Proficiency in Medical First Aid on board ship 
 
Pre Course Requirements: None 
 
Age Limit: Over 16 
 
This is a 4 day course designed for seafarers who are designated to provide medical first aid on board ship in accordance with STCW 95 A-VI/4, Para. 1 and STCW Code Section A-VI/4-1. 
 
In basic terms this qualification is aimed at those responsible for providing first aid on vessels venturing up to 150 miles from a safe haven and so out of immediate range of expert medical assistance. 
 
The course modules are: 
 
Scene Management 
Resuscitation 
The unconscious casualty 
Shock 
Bleeding 
Wounds and Injuries 
Burns 
Head Injury 
Fractures & Dislocation 
Soft Tissue Injury 
Spinal Injury 
Poisoning 
Temperature Extremes 
Care of the Rescued Casualty 
Medical Emergencies 
Casualty Handling 
Communications 
Equipment and Information 
Health and Hygiene 
 
Although classroom based there is a large amount of practical scenario training. 
 
We pride ourselves in ensuring our medical courses are taught by one of our trained paramedic or medical professionals and not simply a person who has learnt to teach First Aid! Our instructors have lived and worked on board ship or in the medical profession all their lives and have extensive experience. 
 
The latest First Aid manual will be provided to you to keep and other text books are available for use during the course. 
 
We provide tea/coffee,soft drinks or chilled Devon spring water during the course and the pretty town of Brixham is 2 minutes walk away where you can enjoy it's ambience during your lunch breaks. 
 
There is plentiful accommodation nearby many of which offer discounted deals to our customers, a list is available on request 
 
Candidates may be required to undertake some study outside of our normal classroom hours which are 0930 to 1700 each day. 
 
Cost £550 
 
 
Person in Charge of Medical Care on board ship 
 
Pre Course Requirements: Certificate of Proficiency in Medical First Aid on board ship 
 
Age Limit: Over 16 
 
This is a 5 day course designed for seafarers who are designated to take charge of medical care on board ship in accordance with STCW 95 A-VI/4 Para. 2 and STCW Code Section A-VI/4-2 
 
In basic terms this qualification is aimed at those responsible for providing medical care on vessels voyaging worldwide where it may take several days for assistance or casualty evacuation to arrive. 
 
This course builds on the knowledge gained from the Proficiency in Medical First Aid course and concentrates on medical diagnosis using a combination of symptom observations and available publications such as the Ship's Captains Medical Guide. This enables you to pass on vital information to the shorebased doctor via radio or satellite link. Minor surgical procedures such as suturing, catheterisation, urine testing and the administering of injections are also taught. 
 
During the course you will cover the following modules: 
 
Communication & Radio Medical Advice 
Making a Diagnosis 
The Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems 
The Abdomen 
ENT, Dental and Opthalmology 
Communicable Diseases 
Wounds and Injuries 
Medication 
Equipment and Information 
Patient Management - General 
Patient Management - Specific 
 
We pride ourselves in ensuring our medical courses are taught by one of our trained paramedic or medical professionals and not simply a person who has learnt to teach First Aid! Our instructors have lived and worked on board ship or in the medical profession all their lives and have extensive experience. 
 
The latest First Aid manual will be provided to you to keep and other text books are available for use during the course. 
 
We provide tea/coffee,soft drinks or chilled Devon spring water during the course and the pretty town of Brixham is 2 minutes walk away where you can enjoy it's ambience during your lunch breaks. 
 
There is plentiful accommodation nearby many of which offer discounted deals to our customers, a list is available on request 
 
Candidates may be required to undertake some study outside of our normal classroom hours which are 0930 to 1700 each day. 
 
Cost £450 
 
See our dedicated site at www.stcw-95.com