Starting a new career at sea can be daunting as there are so many courses and documents needed to satisfy international regulations, so choosing the right ones is important. We have put together two starter crew training packages encompassing all the courses you will require whether you are working on a Superyacht, fishing trawler or larger merchant vessel. It is a compulsory requirement for all persons working at sea to have all 4 modules of the STCW 95 and the minimum of Proficiency in Security Awareness.

Package details

Days 1 to 5

Based out of our main training facility at Cromhall Diving Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

Days 6 & 7

The Powerboat Level 2 course where you will also get the chance to practice your newly founded VHF Radio skills. Both days are based from the Cottage Inn, Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Rd, Bristol, Avon BS1 6XG. Day 6 is focussed around Bristol City Docks where you primarily learn powerboat handling skills before we lock out on day 7, head down the River Avon out to the Bristol Channel where we pick up a little speed and work on safely conducting high speed manoeuvres and Man Over Board techniques.

*To book simply click on the “add to basket” tab for your chosen package and we’ll contact you to discuss the dates.  Alternatively please call 01454 260 130 or email info@southwestmaritimeacademy.com *

Crew Training Package 1

Included Courses

STCW 95 Elementary First Aid
STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques
STCW 95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
STCW 95 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA VHF Radio (online)

Crew Training Package 2

Included Courses

STCW 95 Elementary First Aid
STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques
STCW 95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
STCW 95 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA VHF Radio (online)

Which security course do I need?

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA): Must be undertaken by ALL above not holding a designated security duty on board. This includes stewards, galley staff, entertainment staff, pilots, etc.

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD): Must be undertaken by any crew who have designated duties under the Ship Security Plan. Gangway watches, stowaway searches, baggage searches, etc. (this qualification is now being seen more and more as a requirement especially within the superyacht industry with small crew numbers).

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RYA VHF Radio (online)

This course is done as an interactive element of your training prior to your arrival and normally takes between 6 & 8 hours. During the course you will complete a short written and practical assessment whereby there will be an additional charge of £60 payable to the RYA to cover the license fee.