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The Department for Transport and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency has approved a number of our courses. We can deliver these courses wherever is most convenient for you. Please contact us for more information or to book any of our courses.


Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)

This MCA and Department for Transport approved three day course is aimed at those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO), as defined in section A/2.1.8 and section A/17.1 of the International Ship and Port Facility Security ISPS Code.

The course aims to ensure that the attendee is able to:

  1. To understand the threats and impacts of terrorism on the maritime industry (Ships and Ports). As well as terrorist characteristics, weapons and devices.
  2. To have a sound knowledge of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and amendments to SOLAS.
  3. To understand the UK National Security Programme.
  4. To understand the Port Security Regulations 2009 and EU Legislation.
  5. To become familiar with port security organization, and responsibilities of key security personnel.
  6. To have a sound knowledge of risk management principles.
  7. To know the principles of security and surveillance equipment, maintenance and calibration.
  8. To know the principles of security including access and screening measures.
  9. To have a sound knowledge of the Port Facility Security Assessment (PFSA) and the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP).
  10. To understand the Ports and ship interface.
  11. To have a sound knowledge of the notice of arrivals and the Declaration of Security (DOS) process.
  12. To understand port security preparedness, training drills and exercises.
  13. To know the principles of audit verification, security documentation and records.

PFSO Course Brochure See next available date


Company Security Officer (CSO)

This MCA four day approved course is aimed at Company senior operational ship managers who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Company Security Officer (CSO), defined by the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code section A/2.1.7 and A/11.

The course aims to ensure that the attendee is able to:

  1. To understand the threats and impacts of terrorism on the maritime industry (Ships and Ports). As well as terrorist characteristics, weapons and devices.
  2. To have a sound knowledge of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and amendments to SOLAS.
  3. To understanding the maritime security policy and EU Regulations. As well as the maritime security organization, including security roles and responsibilities.
  4. To have a sound knowledge of risk management principles and the principles of security and surveillance equipment, maintenance and calibration.
  5. To have a sound knowledge of the Ship Security Assessment (SSA) and the Port Ship Security Plan (SSP).
  6. To understanding the ship security actions and the port interface. (Notice of arrivals and Declarations of Security)
  7. To have a sound knowledge of how to identify a threat and what the correct response is.
  8. To understanding Anti-Piracy and Best Management Practice, Citadels and contingencies.
  9. To be knowledgeable when engaging with private maritime security companies (PMSC’s).
  10. To be able to understand the reasons for and how to do security administration, audit verification, documentation and records.

CSO Course Brochure See next available date


Proficiency As A Ship Security Officer (SSO)

This MCA approved 3 day course meets the requirements of the STCW section VI/5, requirements of the ISPS Code sections A/2.1.6, A/12.1 and A/12.2 and is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 3.19.

The course aims to ensure that the attendee is able to:

  1. Understand the importance of the Maritime Security Policy.
  2. Understand the importance of their security responsibilities.
  3. Undertake a Ship Security Assessment.
  4. Understand the importance of Security Equipment.
  5. Identify, Recognise and respond to threats.
  6. Understand the importance of Ship Security Actions.
  7. Prepare for emergency drills and exercises.
  8. Understand the importance of Security Administration.
  9. Understand the importance of Security Training.

SSO Course Brochure See next available date


Proficiency In Dedicated Security Duties (PDSD)

This MCA approved one day course meets the requirements of the STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila amendments (2010).

This training/instruction must meet the requirements of Section A-VI paragraphs 6-8 of the amended STCW code. And leads to the issue of a recognised STCW Certificate of Proficiency on completion.

The course aims to ensure that the attendee is able to:

  1. Understand why the ship security is important and knows the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.
  2. Know what constitutes security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations.
  3. Know the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.
  4. Know how to maintain the measures in a ship security plan and related requirements.
  5. Able to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

PDSD Course Brochure See next available date


Proficiency In Security Awareness (PSA)

This MCA approved half day course meets the requirements of the STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila amendments (2010).

This training/instruction meets the requirements of Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4 of the amended STCW code. And leads to the issue of a recognised STCW Certificate of Proficiency on completion.

The course aims to ensure that the attendee is able to:

  1. Understand the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
  2. Recognise and report security threats.
  3. Understand the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.

PSA Course Brochure See next available date