Prerequisites: Updating training is to be undertaken, in line with the above regulations, by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Certification validity: 5 years

Certification: Certificate Of Updated Proficiency In Fast Rescue Boats

Duration: 8 Hours

Cost: £325.00 (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

Our Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats course  conforms to the STCW 2010 Manila amendments.

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

STCW Basic Safety Training

STCW2010 Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

UFRB / UFRC Course

What is the Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats course and who requires it?

Section A-VI/2 of STCW (paragraph 11) states that ‘Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 10 in fast rescue boats shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence, to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A VI/2-2.

STCW2010 Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats is the Update (or refresher) course for your STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats course.

Often referred to as an update for ‘FRB’ (fast rescue boat) or ‘FRC’ (fast rescue craft) course, this one day update course is a mix of theory and hands-on training that covers all you need to gain your STCW2010 update.

This course can be taken as a stand alone option, or as part of our STCW2010 5 Day Update course package for those wishing to complete all their required update courses in one go.


(18 customer reviews)
Category: SKU: Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

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Course Dates

15th November 2023

18 reviews for Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats

  1. H Morley

    Very good refresher and facility, a lot better than I expected. Equipment and training very good. Thank you

  2. W Bean

    Another enjoyable course ay SWMA, friendly and professional instructors

  3. Chris Johnson

    Excellent – Will be back in 5 years for the next one!

  4. Nathan Payne

    Very experienced instructors, well run course, will definitely be recommending to friends and colleagues.

  5. Keith Beadle

    Good course and facilities. Instructors were excellent, would recommend to all friends and colleagues.

  6. Alan Simmons

    Instructors were very patient, the course was very enjoyable with knowledgeable instructors.

  7. Jordan Gilmour

    Instructors were top notch both instructors were very knowledgeable a very relaxed teaching environment.
    It was a very relaxed easy going course with brilliant instruction.

  8. Connor Hyde

    Excellent and quality instruction. Good quality tuition and would recommend to future trainees.

  9. Mailsim Aleksandrou

    Good refresher training. Facility easy to reach from Birmingham.

  10. Edward Le Blanco

    Focussed on all the important parts. Instructors are very professional.

  11. Katherine Baxter

    Really good will recommend to my company.

  12. Archie

    Great, clear instructors, walking away refreshed and ready to go back and improve my work onboard.

  13. Jordan Davies

    Well run course, knowledgeable teachers, will be back to complete remaining refreshers.

  14. Miguel Potter

    Excellent training, much better than my last PSCRB Course!

  15. James Leader

    Friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Points & learning delivered straight to the point.

  16. Jason Garwood

    Instruction was excellent and tailored towards my knowledge and experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable team.

  17. N Hayes

    Very friendly and professional environment. An excellent training establishment that BP Shipping should utilise more.

  18. Andrew Hosking

    Great course, some useful points raised which I will take back to my ship.

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Course Content

Outcome 1
The learner is able to take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.

Learning objectives:

1. Explain the construction, outfitting and routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
2. Take charge of FRB during launch and recovery including crew and self PPE, engine and related equipment checks and any additional safety precautions required.
3. Act as the Coxswain of FRB for launch and recovery procedures and brief crew for recovery duties.
4. Handle FRB in prevailing weather and sea conditions.
5. Use communication and signalling equipment between FRB and simulated helicopter or ship.
6. Carry out search patterns, taking account of environmental factors.
7. Use the emergency equipment fitted, recover a simulated casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.

Outcome 2

The learner knows how to prevent and manage capsize situations.

Learning objectives:

1. Identify the dangers and causes of FRB capsize including prudent handling to prevent capsize.
2. Describe procedures to follow in event of capsize.
3. Swim in personal protective equipment appropriate to FRB operations.
4. Explain actions to take in order to recover the operational capability of crew and craft, including righting procedures.
5. Describe actions by coxswain and crew following capsize.
6. Undertake water-borne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
7. Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in special equipment.
8. Re-board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.

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.