Overview top

This 1 day course is essential  for learners to gain knowledge and training, to understand the importance of ship security and the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved; what constitutes a security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations; the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems; how to maintain the measures in a ship security plan and related requirements and how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three levels, taking into account their limitations.



Entry Requirements top

Learners who are undertaking this training:-

  • Must be aged 17 or over 
  • No prior training required though sea going experience would be an advantage.
  • 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

Learner will undertake Oral questioning and written multi choice paper.

Upon successful completion of the course, all learners will be issued with an STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

Professional Opportunities top

Please note that any 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 safety requirements. You are advised to review the range of employment opportunities available for a match with your current skill set.

Learners can follow their progression on with  Certificate of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer


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

Please follow  the link above to the Online Booking System.

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.