• Be at least 18 years of Age
  • Hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Code A-VI/1-1)
  • Have completed at least 6 months approved seagoing service

Certificate validity: 5 years as per the STCW 2010 Manilla Amendments

Certification: Upon successful completion you will be awarded a certificate in STCW-95 Personal Survival Techniques as laid down in STCW 95 Regulation VI/1 paragraph 2.1.1 of Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code

Duration: 3 Days (0900hrs – 1700hrs)

Cost: £600.00 (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

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


If you hold an Advanced Sea Survival of Yachtsmen certificate, you can update this by completing an Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course.

*Dates will be live shortly*

What is the Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than fast rescue boats (Restricted) course?

The STCW Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (Restricted) was previously known as the Advanced Sea Survival for Yacht crew.

course will provide the education and training to yacht personnel who are required to take charge of a survival craft in emergency situations. This course was intended for crew serving on vessels that are not equipped with davit launched lifeboats.

More information on the unrestricted Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats and Fast Rescue Boats courses can be found on the links below:

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

Course Content

  • 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.