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

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

Duration: 4 Days

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.


What is the Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats course?

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


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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

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.

Additional information

Course Dates:

18th – 21st March 2019, 07th May – 10th May 2019

11 reviews for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    C. Ashby

    Excellent – Better than expected and worthwhile.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    M Hamley

    I thought the course was well planned and the knowledge of the instructor was very good.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Mike Norton

    This is a very professional outfit.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charles Blyth

    Good equipment and great friendly, professional staff. Will recommend to colleagues.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5


    Felt welcome and at ease.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ebong Akpan Usoro

    I have gained a lot of experience and adequate knowledge. I strongly recommend South West Maritime Academy to anyone out there.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Vangorph

    Great course with experienced staff. Would highly recommend!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carl Trotter

    John is the owner and clearly knows his stuff. Very welcoming from the set go. Nice small groups so more personal. Really feel like I’ve lean’t something.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Neil Webber

    Very good training with an excellent practice scenario. Would recommend.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul McCann

    Well delivered across the classroom and the exercise ground, a lot of practical knowledge gained.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Hicks

    Enjoyable and engaging with ample opportunity to master the various aspects of the course and equipment.

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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.