Those undertaking the training must have either:
● Approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months or
● At the discretion of the MCA – appropriate sea service (minimum three months) and knowledge of ships operations to enable them to achieve the objectives of the training
On completion of the training trainees will be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Security Officer.

Duration: 3 Days (0900hrs – 1700hrs Daily)

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

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

Certification validity: N/A

Certification: Upon successful completion candidates will receive MCA approved certificates in the following


To give those seeking a certificate of proficiency as a Ship Security Officer the essential education and
training meeting the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the
following STCW table, which supports Chapter XI-2 of the annex to the International Convention for the
Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, as amended and the International Ship and Port Facility Security
(ISPS) Code.

The training must meet the following requirements:
Table A-VI/5


Ship Security


Maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
Assess security risk, threat and vulnerability.
Undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
Ensure that security equipment and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
Encourage security awareness and vigilance.

There are 6 outcomes to the training:

1: The learner understands the importance of ship security and the roles and responsibilities of organisations and individuals involved in it.
2: The learner knows how to assess security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations.
3: The learner understands the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.
4: The learner knows how to implement a ship security plan and related regulatory requirements.
5: The learner knows how to determine the effectiveness of current security arrangements, procedures and equipment.
6: The learner understands how to promote security awareness and vigilance on board ship.


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.