Prerequisites: Must have previously completed the STCW Advanced Fire Fighting course or equivalent, who have not undergone the required updating onboard ship and wish to undertake the full updating training at an MCA approved training centre.

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

Certification: Upon successful completion you will be awarded a certificate in STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Duration: 1 Day (0900hrs – 1700hrs)

Cost: £225.00inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

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

STCW Basic Safety Training

What is the STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting course?

Under the new STCW 2010 requirements for training and certification, holders of an Advanced Fire Fighting certificate will require updated proficiency training in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, and also Updated proficiency Advanced Fire Fighting every five years.  For further information on Updated Training – download MIN469


(31 customer reviews)
Category: SKU: Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting


Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

STCW2010 UAFF Update Course

Course Content:

  • Learning outcomes for the Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting:

    The Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting is a one day theory course based around classroom learning. The focus will be upon shipboard fire fighting operations and the use and management of fire fighting parties, as well as inspection and maintenance of fire fighting systems and equipment on board.

    There are four key outcomes to the training, and these are:

    Outcome 1: The learner knows how to control fire fighting operations aboard ship both at sea and within port
    Outcome 2: The learner knows how to organise and train fire parties
    Outcome 3: The learner knows how to inspect and service fire detection and extinguishing systems
    and equipment
    Outcome 4: The learner is able to investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire

More information about course prerequisites and the Update requirements can be found within MSN 1865

This course can also be taken as part of our STCW2010 4 Day Update Package and 5 Day Update Package if you need to update other STCW training at the same time.

**Note: Completion of this course does not remove the requirement to update the STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting certification every five years**

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:

27th June 2024, 18th July 2024, 8th August 2024, 22nd August 2024, 26th September 2024, 17th October 2024, 31st October 2024, 14th November 2024, 28th November 2024, 12th December 2024

31 reviews for Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

  1. J Dowds

    High quality training, highest standard of courses I have attended.

  2. H Brand

    Accurate information with no ‘boring’ aspects! Kept the flow very well and was interactive.
    All information was relative and some new information give, that I will be passing onto my new crew members.

  3. R Millar

    Great instructor, delivered at a good pace. Looking forward to the additional practical elements when I return in 5 years!

  4. D Harries

    Course was informative and interesting, instructor is friendly and knowledgeable. It is a refresher and effectively reminds the student of the importance of training in the use of fire fighting equipment and fire prevention.

  5. R Carter

    The instructors are experienced, knowledgeable and great educators, they were easy to communicate with and made the course enjoyable.
    Good facilities, look forward to returning at some point in the future.

  6. O Jones

    Very good standard of instruction, shared real world experience I can take and implement onboard

  7. A White

    The instructor had in depth knowledge, thanks for a great refresher.

  8. Craig Greig

    Instructor was very knowledgeable and very professional.
    The course was very concise and detailed. Making us ask one another questions regarding equipment, it was very engaging and made me think.

  9. Fergus Walker

    Very good instructor, did well to lighten the load on the theory and prevented death by power point.

  10. Dan Turner

    Excellent teaching facilities and trainer experienced from fire services.

  11. Daniel Stevens

    Good teaching environment and an informative refresher course.

  12. Norman Landon

    Very well run course, teacher had good knowledge of subject.

  13. Alex Stones

    All aspect covered clearly, practical parts were great. Was made to feel welcome and very friendly.
    Great course conducted at a good pace, nothing over looked. Extremely happy.

  14. Kristian Leary

    Very good. Friendly

  15. William Bell

    Great learning from a pro firefighter. Aided class discussion.

  16. Toby Dowling

    Good location, good facilities. The idea of onsite accommodation is very appealing.

  17. Thomas McManaway

    Teaching and instructors were interactive and informative. Thank you very informative, Jim was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Appreciate you guys running this course considering the current situation.

  18. Tom H

    Informative and to the point. Very interesting.

  19. JRH

    Thanks! Liked the managing of incident approach!

  20. Ian F

    Good content with plenty of interaction with exercises etc.

  21. Ross E

    Great course and staff

  22. Francis Gilmore

    Very Good.

  23. Philip Hillier

    In depth, good comms and interactive. Instructors were friendly and informative. Not too much information over load, practical & interactive is good.

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  25. Jon Atkins

    Always friendly and great centre.

  26. Ian Sarginson

    Excellent, will be back thank you

  27. Dan Baxter

    Great course as always thank you

  28. Rhys Hopkins

    Very informative and well taught

  29. Daniel Pile

    Very well formatted course keeping it interesting throughout. Will be back again.

  30. Rhiannon Pritchard

    Really enjoyed both courses this week. Instructors were knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend SWMA.

  31. Hamish Mackenzie

    Experienced, knowledgeable, practical and happy to go into detail. Will recommend the Academy to anyone.

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