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Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW)

About this course

All seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on ships or any other vessel to which the ISPS code applies who require a Proficiency in Security Awareness certificate but are not attending the Basic Safety Training Week, will need to attend this four-hour stand-alone course. 

This half-day course provides necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to personnel intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties.

Upon completion, candidates should be able to demonstrate competence to:

  • Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness
  • Recognise security threats
  • Understand the need for and methods of maintaining security awareness and vigilance.

Free with basic safety training

This course is NOT a part of the mandatory basic safety training courses (which include: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Personal Survival Techniques, and Elementary First Aid). However, those who book all four courses within Basic Safety Training Week can attend the shorter version of the Proficiency in Security Awareness course at no additional cost, in which case this course is run within the five day Basic Safety Training Week.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Friday 17 January 2020 Yes £135 Book
Friday 5 June 2020 Yes £135 Book

Course information

Next available date

Friday 17 January 2020


0.5 days





Teaching methods

Lectures, discussions, DVDs and practical exercises.

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