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Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

About this course

Under the new STCW 2010 requirements for training and certification, updated proficiency training will need to be undertaken in fire prevention and fire fighting every five years.

This is a practical one day fire course involving use of breathing apparatus, hoses, nozzles and extinguishers.

For further information on updated training, download MSN 1865, and see also MIN 520.

NOTE: Delegates undergoing fire fighting training will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration to make us aware of any health problems, disabilities or injuries that we may need to take into account whilst attending this physically demanding course.  It is therefore essential that delegates feel healthy and are physically fit to undertake such training.

What our students say

  • "Thoroughly professionally presented course with good explanations and safety culture. All instructors were knowledgeable, approachable and willing to help in any way." March 2015
  • "Good facilities, good instructors make tasks enjoyable and safe." March 2015

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
Wednesday 6 November 2019 Yes £335 Book
Wednesday 20 November 2019 Yes £335 Book
Wednesday 18 December 2019 Yes £335 Book
Wednesday 29 January 2020 Yes £335 Book
Thursday 13 February 2020 Yes £335 Book
Friday 6 March 2020 Yes £335 Book
Wednesday 11 March 2020 Yes £335 Book
Wednesday 25 March 2020 Yes £335 Book
Thursday 16 April 2020 Yes £335 Book
Thursday 30 April 2020 Yes £335 Book
Wednesday 6 May 2020 Yes £335 Book
Thursday 11 June 2020 Yes £335 Book
Thursday 2 July 2020 Yes £335 Book
Wednesday 22 July 2020 Yes £335 Book
Friday 31 July 2020 Yes £335 Book

Course information

Next available date

Wednesday 6 November 2019


1 day






Oral questioning and observation of practical exercises


In order to join the updating course you must show documentary evidence of having completed the full course previously.

This can be a certificate as follows:

  1. Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FP & FF), STCW A -VI/1-2
  2. MNTB 2 Day Fire Fighting Course (recognised equivalent pre 31 January 2000)

Where these cannot be produced the following MCA certificates are acceptable:

  • Navigational Watch Rating (NWR) regulation II/4,
  • Engine Room Watch Rating (ERWR) regulation III/4,
  • Able Seafarer Deck certification (AB) regulation II/5 
  • AB Certificate of Competency issued under the AB regulations 1970. 

(See MSN 1865 for details)

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