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£775
1 Week
Cowes, Isle of Wight
£220
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Overview

STCW Basic Safety Training Course is a requirement for anybody looking to work at sea on commercial vessels, including cruise ships, ferries and Superyachts.

What does STCW mean?

STCW, stands for Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping. STCW Basic Safety Safety training was introduced as Governments around the world formally agreed to standardise training around the world. STCW was introduced in 1978, ammended in 1995 and again in 2010. If you would like to know more about what STCW then please see our page, what is STCW.

What does the STCW Basic Safety Training Course include?

This course covers the 5 elements that makeup STCW 2010. These include:

  1. Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
  2. Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
  3. Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)
  4. Sea Survival
  5. Elementary first aid

Most of the training is practical, with lots of hands on experience and practica exercises. You will learn a lot of new skills, have a great time and at the end of the week have the knowledge and practical experience to respond to an emergency onboard.

How long is the STCW course?

The STCW Basic Safety Training course is six-days. Our course starts on a Monday and finishes on Saturday. Please see below for dates and availability.

Where to stay

Our STCW Course takes place in Cowes, on the Isle of wight. If you choose our accommodation option, then you will stay in one of our crew houses in Cowes, comfortable and centrally located, only a 2-minute walk to the town and our training centre.

New to the Superyacht industry?

If you are wanting to work on Superyachts but have little yachting experience, you may want to consider getting more experience by joining our Superyacht Deckhand or Steward/ess Course.


Inclusions

  • All safety equipment, publications, and certification.
  • Transport to and from training locations.

Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
25/01/2021 30/01/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight 6 spaces available.
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2
01/02/2021 06/02/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Waitlisted please call +44 1983 280641
Course + Accommodation
£995
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
Course only
£775
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2
15/02/2021 20/02/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight 6 spaces available
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional addons:
£290Powerboat Level 2
22/02/2021 27/02/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Waitlisted please call +44 1983 280641
Course + Accommodation
£995
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
Course only
£775
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
08/03/2021 13/03/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight 6 spaces available
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2
12/04/2021 17/04/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Waitlisted please call +44 1983 280641
Course + Accommodation
£995
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
Course only
£775
Fully booked. Call us and we can put you on our wait list.
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2
10/05/2021 15/05/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2
07/06/2021 12/06/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2
12/07/2021 17/07/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2
09/08/2021 14/08/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2
30/08/2021 04/09/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2
20/09/2021 25/09/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
11/10/2021 16/10/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2
08/11/2021 13/11/2021 Cowes, Isle of Wight Available
Course + Accommodation
£995
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Course only
£775
Required deposit £250
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional addons:
£290RYA Powerboat Level 2

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.


Full itinerary

The STCW 2010 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.


Related courses

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.