Cost: £630 (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

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

Certificate validity: 5 years

Certification: Upon successful completion certification will be provided approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as meeting the requirements laid down in:

Regulation VI/2, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/2, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended and has also met the additional criteria specified in the STCW Convention and Code

Prerequisites: Before commencing the Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue boats (PSCRB) training, trainees must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Received approved or recognised training in Personal Survival Techniques or Updated Personal Survival Techniques in the last 5 years
  • Have at least six months sea service

Training may be undertaken by individuals who have not achieved the sea service requirement of a minimum six months, but the certificate will not be awarded until proof of completion of six months sea service has been provided.

Duration: 5 Days

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

Our STCW PSCRB Course conforms to the STCW 2010 Manila amendments.

The purpose of the PSCRB course otherwise known as lifeboat training is to prepare crew should they be faced with an emergency onboard resulting in them either having to abandon ship or rescue a crew member in a man over board situation.

It is our objective at South West Maritime Academy to ensure crew members are competent and confident to launch, recover and coxswain a survival craft or rescue boat should they be tasked to save lives at sea.

This training will meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements as set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Course content

By the end of the PSCRB course, students should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
  • Operate a survival craft engine
  • Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship
  • Use locating devices including communications, signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics
  • Apply first aid to survivors.

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to provide any of my own equipment?

No, everything you require for the training will be provided. Smart casual clothing for the theory sessions and a couple of sets of clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty/wet (tracksuit bottoms and T-shirt).

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