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:

13th October 2020, 3rd November 2020, 8th December 2020, 19th January 2021, 16th February 2021, 16th March 2021, 6th April 2021, 20th April 2021, 4th May 2021, 18th May 2021, 1st June 2021, 15th June 2021, 6th July 2021, 20th July 2021, 17th August 2021, 14th September 2021, 19th October 2021, 16th November 2021, 14th December 2021

49 reviews for Personal Survival Techniques

  1. John Bleaken


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. Bradley Nixon


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

  8. Jack Findlater


    Lots of information, very good, would recommend

  9. Robert Millar


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

  10. Keith Badsey


    Good well presented course.

  11. Katherine Barber


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

  12. Matthew Edwards


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

  13. George Adams


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

  14. 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.

  15. Mark Hocking


    Really good day. Very easy going

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Helena R.


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

  22. Connor M


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

  23. Josh F.


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

  24. 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.

  25. Martin W Hails


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

  26. Aimee Hall


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

  27. David Gair


    Course was very interactive. Staff were perfect

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. Martin Watts


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

  31. 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.

  32. M Spinazzola


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

  33. Sean Kirk


    Very well run & good equipment

  34. Ryan Weeks


    Excellent interactive course, very enjoyable

  35. Craig Nightingale


    A very factual course, ideal. Enjoyable day

  36. 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!

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. Jake Brown


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

  41. 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.

  42. Paul McAdam


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

  43. Ray Bennet


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

  44. 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.

  45. Joe Hedley


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

  46. Louis Baker


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

  47. 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!

  48. Reece Tuppen


    It was very enjoyable and would come back again.

  49. Daniel Weeks


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

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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.