Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses;

Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in personal survival techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences listed in the self declaration form. NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

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

Certification: Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques

Duration: 1 Day (0900hrs – 1700hrs)

Cost: £168.00inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

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

STCW Basic Safety Training

Who is required to complete the STCW2010 Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques?

Section A-VI/1 of STCW (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/1-1.’


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Category: SKU: Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques


STCW2010 Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques Course Content:

The STCW 2010 Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques is a one day refresher course which covers both theoretical and practical elements as set out below.

  • Outcome

    The learner is able to maintain the required standard of competence in STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

  • Learning Objectives (Theory)

  • Types of emergency situations such as collision, fire, sinking
  • Types of life-saving appliances normally carried on ships
  • Equipment in survival craft
  • Location of personal life-saving appliances
  • Principles concerning survival


  • Learning Objectives (Practical)

1. Correctly don and use an immersion suit.
2. Jump from a height into the water*.
3. Swim while wearing a life jacket.
4. Right an inverted life raft while wearing a life jacket.
5. Keep afloat without a life jacket.
6. Board a survival craft from the water when wearing a life jacket.


Looking to update your STCW Basic Safety Training? The Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques can be booked as part of our STCW2010 2 Day Update Package too.

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:

7th May 2024, 28th May 2024, 10th June 2024, 24th June 2024, 15th July 2024, 5th August 2024, 19th August 2024, 23rd September 2024, 14th October 2024, 28th October 2024, 11th November 2024, 25th November 2024, 9th December 2024

13 reviews for Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques

  1. V Nowell

    Fantastic realistic facilities, much better than a swimming pool, excellent overall.

  2. A Willis

    2nd time here. Love it, much better than the pools.

  3. N Rowland

    As usual, an excellent course delivered in a very professional manner. Sabrina is a very good instructor.

  4. K Hooper

    Very good all round, Luc was very good.

  5. Mark Dent

    Excellent balance of classroom and practical elements. Particularly impressed with additional content covered above MCA syllabus.

  6. Allan W

    Training in the quarry was much more realistic with regards to appreciating the elements than versus the swimming pool.

  7. Will H.

    Fantastic course delivered by fantastic instructors.
    Highly recommend to anyone. Will be back!

  8. Daniel Barber

    I’ve been twice (5 years apart) and will continue to!

  9. James Thomas

    Excellent courses. Instructors were very good. Really good facilities. Would highly recommend.

  10. Eddie Holden

    Pitched at the right level, Relevant to the work I do. Staff and facilities are first class!

  11. Alexander Lewis

    Course was very thorough perfect for people who have never done this course before and for refresher training.

  12. Kristina Pill

    Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and feel like I’ve learnt a lot of new information as well as refreshing skills from other training including First Aid etc.

  13. Arrian Gregg

    The course was very well presented. The instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject. I liked the mixture of teaching an interaction with the class.

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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.