Our STCW Course is a requirement for anybody looking to work at sea on commercial vessels, including Superyachts.
Completing an STCW Training Course is a compulsory safety qualification, required by crew working on large vessels over 24m in length. Although there is no legal requirement to hold STCW certificates on vessels of less than 24m, many employers and professional skippers expect their crew to have STCW certificates to work on these smaller boats.
STCW Basic Safety Training was introduced in 1978 to promote safety at sea.
STCW, which stands for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping, has been through many changes over the years. For a long time the STCW Course was known as STCW 95 and recent changes in legislation has seen the code updated to STCW 2010.
Flying Fish is recognised by the MCA to deliver the latest STCW 2010 qualifications.
If you are new to the industry then you may find our article on how to get an STCW certificate interesting.
What does the STCW Basic Safety Training Course include?
This 6-day course covers the 5 elements that make up STCW 2010. These include:
- 2.5 day Fire Fighting Course
- 0.5 day Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
- 0.5 day Proficiency in Security awareness (PSA)
- 1 day Sea Survival Course
- 1 day Elementary first aid
Most of the training you will complete is practical hands-on training. You will learn a lot of new skills and at the end of the week have the knowledge and practical experience to respond to an emergency onboard.
Where to stay
Our STCW Course takes place in Cowes, UK. If you choose our accommodation option, the Flying Fish crew houses in Cowes are comfortable and centrally located.
Just a 2 minute walk to the town and our training centre, this will take the stress out of finding your own accommodation.
Using our self catering accommodation costs £210 for the duration of the course.
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- All safety equipment, publications, and certification.
- Transport to and from training locations.
Dates & pricing
|02/11/2020||07/11/2020||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Waitlisted please call +44 1983 280641|
|09/11/2020||14/11/2020||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Waitlisted please call +44 1983 280641|
|25/01/2021||30/01/2021||Cowes, Isle of Wight||6 spaces available.|
|01/02/2021||06/02/2021||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Waitlisted please call +44 1983 280641|
|15/02/2021||20/02/2021||Cowes, Isle of Wight||6 spaces available|
|22/02/2021||27/02/2021||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Waitlisted please call +44 1983 280641|
|08/03/2021||13/03/2021||Cowes, Isle of Wight||6 spaces available|
|12/04/2021||17/04/2021||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Waitlisted please call +44 1983 280641|
|10/05/2021||15/05/2021||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
|07/06/2021||12/06/2021||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
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|08/11/2021||13/11/2021||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
Pre-requisite experience and qualifications
There are no formal pre-course requirements but you must be aged 17 or over to enrol onto this course. Fire Fighting and Personal Survival are physically demanding and require a good level of fitness. We recommend that all customers complete an ENG1 medical or equivalent medical before enrolling onto this course. If you have concerns over your fitness then please contact Flying Fish.
The STCW Course is made up of classroom-based theory sessions and practical training exercises. This course is fun, action packed and a very enjoyable six days. The topics and qualifications covered are:
STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2)
This practical 2.5 day course gives you the knowledge and skills needed to use fire fighting equipment, fire extinguishers and breathing apparatus to reduce a fire to a safe and controlled state.
STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW A-VI/1-4)
A basic induction into accident prevention and health and safety issues onboard ships.
STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW A-VI/6-1)
A compulsory training module for all crew members employed on ships required to comply with the ISPS Code.
STCW Personal Survival Techniques (STCW A-VI/1-1)
Develops a good understanding of the survival equipment onboard and how to evacuate your vessel in an emergency. You will spend the morning in our classroom looking at the equipment then the afternoon is a practical session in a swimming pool where we show you how to use that equipment.
STCW Elementary First Aid (STCW A-VI/1-3)
Learn to identify life-threatening conditions, perform CPR, recognise hypothermia and be better prepared to help a casualty in an onboard emergency.
If you are new to the Maritime industry and don’t have experience working on Superyachts, then you will benefit by gaining extra knowledge to stay above the rest.
Powerboat Level 2 is a legal requirement to drive the yacht tenders so, for Deckhands, this is a must.
Along with our STCW Course, those looking to gain more experience and get that edge, we recommend our Superyacht Deckhand or Steward/ess courses.