Overview top


This 1 day STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire-fighting and Fire Prevention (Route 2) Course is intended to give the learner the essential education and training set out in Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code.  Which states that ‘Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 4 in Advanced Fire-fighting shall be required, every 5 years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence, to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of Table A VI/3’.

Route 2 – is available to learners holding an STCW Certificate (or equivalent) but it is designed for those who have not completed the required training on board ship and cannot provide evidence of this training via a Self-declaration.

Entry Requirements top

Learners who are undertaking this training:-

  • Must show proof of completing Advanced Fire-fighting Training or equivalent within the last 5 years.
  • Provide a valid Passport for proof of identity. British citizens who do not have a valid Passport may provide a UK Photo Driving Licence or a UK Government issued Photo Identity Document.

Assessment top

During the course the learner will be continually assessed.

Upon successful completion of the course, all learners are issued with an STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire-fighting Certificate.

Professional Opportunities top

STCW Training does not provide direct employment opportunities within the Merchant Navy sector. The training provided on this course is to supplement your existing skills and experience and hence enable you to meet the necessary safety requirements. You are advised to review the range of employment opportunities available for a match with your current skill set.

Further Information top

Please note: If you are not an EU passport holder, you will require a Student Visitor Visa to attend any course at Tyne Coast College

Could you please contact the Marine Booking office on tel: 0191 4273772 or email: MarineBooking@tynecoast.ac.uk to book your place and also arrange your Visa letter.

The College accepts no responsibility if you book your place online but have not obtained a Student Visitor Visa resulting in non-attendance. Refunds will not be given in this instance.

Dates & Fees top

For dates after 1st August 2021, please follow  the link above to the Online Booking System.

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.