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0.5 Day
Cowes, Isle of Wight


All crew employed in any capacity onboard a ship or any other vessel that complies with the ISPS code must undertake approved security awareness training. Our half-day Proficiency in Security Awareness course provides the necessary knowledge and skills to crew intending to work on ships who do not have specific Designated Security Duties onboard.

The Proficiency in Security Awareness course is not part of the mandatory STCW Basic Safety Training course however, it can be booked as an additional element that runs in conjunction with our STCW course.

What is covered

  • You will be able to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness.
  • Recognise security threats
  • Understand the need for, and methods of maintaining security awareness and vigilance


On successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a certificate in accordance with:

Regulation VI/6, Paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/6, paragraph 4

Dates & pricing

Sorry, there are currently no dates scheduled for this course.

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications


For successful completion, 100% attendance is required and students are expected to actively participate in all elements of the course.

Full itinerary

During the one day course, you will cover the following topics in order to complete Proficiency in Safety Awareness (PSA):

  • Contributing to maritime security through heightened awareness.
  • Recognition of security threats.
  • Understanding the need for, and methods of maintaining security awareness and vigilance.

Related courses

You should combine this course with STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF), Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR), Personal Survival Techniques (PST) and Elementary First Aid (EFA) – or search again for STCW Basic Safety Training which covers all these subjects in a six-day course.