Prerequisites: None

Certificate validity: 5 years

Certification: Personal Survival Techniques STCW A-VI/1

Duration: 1 Day (0900hrs – 1700hrs)

Cost: £168.00inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

STCW Basic Safety Training

The STCW Personal Survival Techniques (sea survival course) module provides knowledge of essential prevention and survival techniques. It includes both theoretical and practical sessions, investigating causes of distress, knowledge and use of equipment, launch and recovery of life rafts, preparation for survival, personal survival skills and use of search and rescue organisations

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Description

Personal Survival Techniques

The STCW Personal Survival Techniques course (often referred to as Sea Survival training) covers all the essentials for dealing with a survival situation at sea. It is a core part of the STCW Basic Safety Training course and is one of the 2 modules that require STCW2010 Update training every 5 years.

Course Content

  • Types of emergency situations such as collision, fire, sinking
  • Types of life-saving appliances normally carried on ships
  • Equipment in survival craft
  • Location of personal life-saving appliances
  • Principles concerning survival

Practical instruction will include

  • Donning a life jacket
  • Donning and use an immersion suit
  • Safely entering the water from a height
  • Righting an inverted life raft while wearing a life jacket and immersion suit
  • Swimming while wearing a life jacket
  • Keeping afloat
  • Boarding a life raft from ship and water while wearing a life jacket
  • Taking initial actions on boarding a life raft to enhance chance of survival
  • Streaming a drogue or sea anchor
  • Operating location devices, including radio equipment

Contact us

Please contact us if you require any further information about this course or wish to book on behalf of a company:

Telephone: 01454 260130
Email: info@southwestmaritimeacademy.com

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday  – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00

Company group bookings can be facilitated with bespoke course options for 8 or more crew; please contact the office to discuss your requirement.

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with course joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment will be received by email.

There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget. For a list of local accommodation please click here.

Additional information

Course Dates:

17th August 2021, 14th September 2021, 19th October 2021, 16th November 2021, 14th December 2021, 18th January 2022, 15th February 2022, 15th March 2022, 5th April 2022, 26th April 2022, 10th May 2022, 24th May 2022, 14th June 2022, 5th July 2022, 26th July 2022, 16th August 2022, 6th September 2022, 4th October 2022, 25th October 2022, 15th November 2022, 6th December 2022

67 reviews for Personal Survival Techniques

  1. D Kamau


    Really good highly improved my level of marine safety.

  2. Robert Jenkins


    As ever an excellent course, your instructors are extremely good.

  3. Kate McElligott


    Awesome thank you!

  4. Marten Goodfellow


    Course theory was good, short but full of info, practical was good equipment good.

  5. Lewis Gorton


    Very well delivered, well facilitated also, would certainly return

  6. Andrew Cooper


    Very pleasant staff with very relevant career experiences.

  7. Bella Cooper


    Instructors were knowledgeable and experienced. Good day with Sabrina implementing safety procedures. Would come again.

  8. Kenneth


    It was very good and easy to understand

  9. Rory Pryor


    Sabrina is great 🙂

  10. Joshua


    Fantastic! Thank you

  11. Alexander Rees


    Excellent training and extremely knowledgeable staff, would highly recommend to colleagues and friends. Thank you!

  12. Aliz Antoni


    The course was very interesting and fun as much as possible. Thank you for that!

  13. Kyle S


    Great instructors – made the course

  14. Savas Bizinos


    Loved the natural environment training session with immersion suits!!

  15. Anthony Eddies-Davies


    Great easy going teaching and thorough, great course, great location, will use again! Thanks

  16. Jack Blackburn


    Friendly staff, thanks

  17. Ian Mussom


    The outdoor practical setting gave the training added reality.

  18. Sam Smith


    Perfect, to the point, very knowledgeable instructors, super helpful and a great place for training courses.

  19. Daniel Weeks


    Practical portion of the course enjoyable and informative. I enjoyed the use of immersion suits.

  20. Reece Tuppen


    It was very enjoyable and would come back again.

  21. Rosie Thompson


    Instructors were very helpful & useful techniques in the water. Informative for all levels and experience. Learnt lots of info about survival at sea – found the flares interesting. The water drills were fun but hard work! Overall enjoyed it!

  22. Louis Baker


    Amazing course, would come back any time. Thanks. Louis.

  23. Joe Hedley


    Very knowledgeable, great first hand knowledge/accounts.
    Fun, well-paced, interesting.

  24. Andrew Childs


    Instructors clearly know what they are talking about and have experience. Instructors were helpful, alert if anyone needed help in the water which was very good. The practical in the lake worked really well to solidify our learning from the morning, the theory used people’s experiences whenever possible as well.

  25. Ray Bennet


    Great mix of instruction and practice. Explained in plain language and good humour. Would be pleased to recommend the course.

  26. Paul McAdam


    Very good course, I learned so much. Great team, very friendly

  27. Paul Boniface


    Very friendly relaxed atmosphere, making for a great learning environment.
    Instructors have a great knowledge base, are very friendly creating good relaxed learning environment.

  28. Jake Brown


    The instructors were very knowledgeable and pass on this knowledge very well. Very enjoyable course.

  29. Garth Rennie


    The instructors were very helpful and professional in their jobs. I thought the course was very professional and the instructors were very helpful and easy going in the classrooms and on the water.

  30. David Rust


    Classroom teaching very informative with excellent interaction. The equipment, facility and practical was much better than my previous experience at a leisure centre. Overall excellent, keep up the good work.

  31. Cobi Hughes


    Learned a lot more than I was expecting to. The different Backgrounds and experience of the instructors was useful for explaining how these survival skills have worked in the past and how they could be very important in the future for myself and other students.

  32. Madalein Bradshaw


    The instructors had fantastic knowledge and interpersonal skills with students. Real life experience shared with the team and extremely helpful. They were continuously assessing the progression of each individual despite the student numbers. Excellent staff and ratio of classroom work to practical work was perfect. Understanding the use and purpose of various safety equipment on different vessels was very helpful. Thank you!

  33. Craig Nightingale


    A very factual course, ideal. Enjoyable day

  34. Ryan Weeks


    Excellent interactive course, very enjoyable

  35. Sean Kirk


    Very well run & good equipment

  36. M Spinazzola


    I enjoyed the contents and applying the theory to the practice.

  37. Jake Moorhouse


    I thought it was a very well structured course and also very informative.
    The practical element made me feel very confident in the water.

  38. Martin Watts


    Good practical training, a good combination of classroom & practical training including open water conditions.

  39. Roxana T Shafree


    Had a really great time as well as learning a lot. The practical element was excellent even though I was apprehensive about it. Would recommend.

  40. Dee Urch


    Good overview of emergencies at sea & things t be aware of. After the session in the water I feel more confident if I have to deal with this situation in reality.

  41. David Gair


    Course was very interactive. Staff were perfect

  42. Aimee Hall


    Really enjoyed, much more realistic rather than training in a swimming pool. Friendly and fun staff.

  43. Martin W Hails


    Very knowledgeable and competent training staff delivering excellent training at great facilities

  44. Ethan Paint


    The two courses I attended – Personal Survival Techniques and the Elementary First Aid – were great.
    The instructors are knowledgeable and interactive. Would recommend and return for future courses.

  45. Josh F.


    Of all the courses I’ve done in my career, this has been by far the best organised and most informative.

  46. Connor M


    The training was excellent and much better than learning in a pool!

  47. Helena R.


    Fantastic knowledge and experience of staff and great facility for teaching.

  48. Graema C.


    Instructors have good experience and knowledge learnt on different vessels, examples given really helped.
    The instructors were all nice and friendly which helped learning.
    Overall a great course, very friendly and experienced instructors.
    I would highly recommend.

  49. Peter W.


    Doing the practical elements in a natural setting made it far more realistic and made me feel far better prepared to deal with a real survival situation.

  50. Yatin M.


    Instructors have excellent knowledge and real life experience.
    The training content exceeded my expectations, professionally delivered.
    Group work / team work exercises were great and helped group bonding.

  51. Nick Weeks


    Brought my team from Port of Bristol Police and we all took so much away from the course. Staff are spot on and knowledge clearly of the highest standard. Will 100% be using South West Maritime Academy again. Superb facilities as well!

  52. Simon Halliday


    Fantastic course. Whatever your skill set or level of previous knowledge everyone was treated the same, made to feel calm and under no pressure. I felt I took more of the information on-board because of the great teaching style.

  53. Mark Hocking


    Really good day. Very easy going

  54. Kevin James


    From a personal point of view having never done immersion suit drills. Felt very confident in the instruction and teaching methods used. Excellent fun with the sun out.

  55. George Adams


    Brilliant course, would highly recommend. Great instructor and site.

  56. Matthew Edwards


    Very good course. Good workout in the water too. Very knowledgeable.

  57. Katherine Barber


    Very good and made to feel at ease. The instructor John is very knowledgeable and made the course fun.

  58. Keith Badsey


    Good well presented course.

  59. Robert Millar


    Great course, gives confidence in real world, use of survival equipment.

  60. Jack Findlater


    Lots of information, very good, would recommend

  61. Bradley Nixon


    Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Thought the facilities along with the instructors were outstanding!

  62. Abigail Wain


    Everything was explained well and any questions answered fully. Makes you feel at ease. A lot of information but delivered in manageable chunks. Good teacher, clearly very experienced!

  63. Jacqueline Hill


    I really enjoyed the session in the quarry. It made a nice change from a swimming pool! AND the chance to try out an immersion suit which was really excellent.

  64. Henrietta Baker


    A fantastic mix of classroom and practical application of personal survival at sea. The instructors personal experiences helped the course come to life. Well recommended.

  65. Will Wye


    Absolutely great course. Thoroughly enjoyed, well paced with enough interaction that its quick and painless. Wish I was doing the rest of the week. Thanks and see you again soon.

  66. D Stockley


    Very good demonstration of personal experience and knowledge displayed by all instructors. Very good interaction with students and staff alike. Wasn’t sure what to expect, but a great course with great staff.

  67. John Bleaken


    The course and equipment was first class. The instruction was friendly and any questions answered and covered well.

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This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.