Prerequisites: Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in fire prevention and fire fighting. NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

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 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting as per the STCW2010 Manila Amendments

Duration: 1 Day (0900hrs – 1700hrs)

Cost: £295.00inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

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

STCW Basic Safety Training

What is the updated proficiency in fire prevention and fire fighting?

Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code (paragraph 3) states that ‘Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 2 in basic training 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/1-2.’


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STCW2010 Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Course Content:

Learning outcome

The learner is able to maintain the required standard of competence in STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

Learning objectives

1. Correctly use portable and mobile (wheeled) fire extinguishers on appropriate fire types

2. Correctly use hoses, nozzles and hose equipment, including:
i. Different types and sizes of hose and their connections;
ii. Different types of nozzle;
iii. Nozzle maintenance and stowage requirements;
iv. Use of foam-making equipment.

3. Extinguish different types of fires as a member of a team using a range of equipment commonly
found on board, including:
i. Fires with foam, powder or any other suitable chemical agent;
ii. Confined area fire with water fog applicator;
iii. Oil fire with dry chemical powder/foam applicators;
iv. Extensive fires with water using jet/spray nozzles

4. Test and use BA and associated equipment, covering:
i. Principles of operation of typical BA equipment;
ii. Equipment checks on start-up and use;
iii. Gauge checks, correct team working and communication;
iv. Safe procedures (door opening, ladder use, search procedures, rescue techniques and evacuation
procedures) in reduced visibility/foam;
v. Casualty rescue (using a dummy), communication and team work in a smoke-filled environment;
vi. Fighting fire in an accommodation or engine room area in heavy smoke.

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:

23rd September 2021, 28th September 2021, 5th October 2021, 7th October 2021, 12th October 2021, 15th October 2021, 27th October 2021, 2nd November 2021, 9th November 2021, 23rd November 2021, 1st December 2021, 7th December 2021, 20th December 2021, 7th January 2022, 11th January 2022, 25th January 2022, 1st February 2022, 8th February 2022, 22nd February 2022, 1st March 2022, 8th March 2022, 22nd March 2022, 12th April 2022, 20th April 2022, 4th May 2022, 17th May 2022, 24th May 2022, 31st May 2022, 8th June 2022, 21st June 2022, 28th June 2022, 12th July 2022, 19th July 2022, 2nd August 2022, 23rd August 2022, 14th September 2022, 20th September 2022, 27th September 2022, 11th October 2022, 18th October 2022, 8th November 2022, 22nd November 2022, 29th November 2022, 13th December 2022, 20th December 2022

15 reviews for Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

  1. John Davies

    Excellent videos, good examples.

  2. C Leggett

    Course was great. Very friendly staff, as with all fire fighting courses maximising live fire ground activities is always welcomed, see you again.

  3. Dan Maclellan

    Very Good!

  4. M Hughes

    Excellent, knowledgeable, safe and informative.

  5. Nathaniel Gregory

    Excellent and friendly tutors, they were very knowledgeable and easy to understand.

  6. Phil Howarth

    Instructors were very good, very approachable, had good knowledge and presentation skills.
    The academy is in a convenient location, great for one day courses.

  7. Charlie Triggs

    Instructors and teaching are very good, the teaching was kept at ease and informative. Fantastic course.

  8. James Charles

    The dedication & professional approach to the courses made for an enjoyable day. I look forward to my next course at SWMA.

  9. Aimee H.

    The instructors were very patient and informative.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Group size allowing for time and one to one understanding with instructors.
    I felt like I learnt more this time round.
    I would definitely recommend. Thank you

  10. Jonathan Graham

    The instructors made the course interesting.
    Thanks for the informative course; I will be back again in the future.

  11. Tom J.

    Great instructor.
    Good amount of hands-on time and theory.
    Second course I’ve done at South West Maritime Academy and will do more.

  12. Shaun Gates

    The course was very well set out, fire ground facilities were very good and the whole team were very helpful and friendly.

  13. Maksym Polasiak

    Very glad to be here, high level of professionalism. Hope to be here again.

  14. Rupert Jones

    The course flowed very well. The instructor got the info across in a manor that was easily understandable. I was glad of the update. I got to ride in a fire engine!!!!

  15. J Cole

    Very good style, enjoyed! Experience level high of staff. Will come back

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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.