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Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (STCW PSCRB)

About this course

  This course prepares crew for the launching and handling of survival craft through a series of practical exercises using a range of open and enclosed lifeboats and inflatable rescue boats to build confidence, competence and knowledge of safety procedures.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the capability to:

  • Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
  • Operate a survival craft engine
  • Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship
  • Use locating devices including communications, signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics
  • Apply first aid to survivors.

How to book

Please contact the Admissions and Recruitment Team if you require more information about this course:

Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 5004

Normal office hours are (UK time):

Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Yes £720 Please enquire
Monday 9 May 2016 Yes £698
Monday 16 May 2016 No £698 Please enquire
Monday 23 May 2016 No £698 Please enquire
Monday 6 June 2016 No £698 Please enquire
Monday 13 June 2016 Yes £698 Please enquire
Monday 27 June 2016 No £698 Please enquire
Monday 11 July 2016 Yes £698
Monday 25 July 2016 No £698 Please enquire

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Course information

Next available date

Monday 9 May 2016


5 days






Oral questioning and practical exercises.

Teaching methods

Practical and classroom.


For crew with suitable sea time experience.

Students require one of the following certificates:

  • Approved Personal Survival Techniques
  • Basic Sea Survival
  • Royal Navy Sea Survival Course
  • Fisherman’s Safety Training Course

Please note: OPITO/BOSIET/FOET is not an acceptable equivalent. 

Proof of at least six months' sea-going service. 

A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA (ENG1 or equivalent). 

Photographic identification.

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