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.

STCW Basic Safety Training

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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Category: SKU: Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats

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Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue Boats) Course Content:

The Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats – or PSCRB – course runs over 4 days and covers a range of both theory based and practical knowledge and skills.

This course was formerly referred to as the ‘Advanced Sea Survival’ course, and known by many as the CPSC (Certificate in Proficiency in Survival Craft)  course.

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.

This course is a mixture of both classroom based theory and water & lifeboat station practical learning.

having attended this course and gained certification, a natural progression may be the STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats course.

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:

26th October – 29th October 2020, 29th March – 1st April 2021, 22nd – 25th June 2021, 31st August – 3rd September 2021, 29th November – 2nd December 2021

19 reviews for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats

  1. C. Ashby

    Excellent – Better than expected and worthwhile.

  2. M Hamley

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

  3. Mike Norton

    This is a very professional outfit.

  4. Charles Blyth

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

  5. S.A.Baker

    Felt welcome and at ease.

  6. 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. Mark Vangorph

    Great course with experienced staff. Would highly recommend!!

  8. 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. Neil Webber

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

  10. Paul McCann

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

  11. Steve Hicks

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

  12. Connor Jarvis

    Very experienced, great instructors and overall experience.

  13. Mark Kerton

    Friendly staff, down to earth attitude. Natural flow of course content, additional assistance given if required with a very friendly teaching style.

  14. Tim Cotgreave

    Great vibe without too much classroom, practical approach is spot on. Great course, Mike, Luc and John were spot on. Good knowledge, chilled atmosphere yet safety focus Paramount!

  15. Scott Mitchell

    This course had a fantastic mix of practical and theory.
    Highly recommend.

  16. Dermot Rossiter

    Instructors knowledge and teaching style is fantastic, they had a great way of making students feel comfortable and at the same time teaching us in a way that made everything sink in and has made me think if ways to improve my skill set aboard my vessel. Excellent course and brilliant instructors.

  17. Harry Martin

    Very Friendly, practical and useful training methods. Excellent school, will do much more with these guys in future.

  18. Andrew Stebbing

    It was a very good pace of teaching the class, made all of us interact with each other so all to learn from each other in the class, as everyone’s jobs are different on board their vessels from deck to engine room. All works well in training.

  19. Kevin Foley

    Very thorough and excellent approach to making safety the number one priority for seafarers.

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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.