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Proficiency in Security Awareness (A-VI/6)

Manchester, UK

  • Price: GBP (£)95

Course Details

  • School VIRSEC
  • Location Manchester, UK
  • All Dates Please contact us about this distance learning course
  • Duration 4 hour(s)
  • Accommodation Included No

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(STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Online Course Price: £95 + Vat (can convert currency to USD$ and Euros)

100% Online (You do not need to attend a test centre) Available 24/7 365. Pay - Enroll - Login and start training.

After successfully completing the final online exam and uploading all the necessary verification information, you will receive receive a downloadable confirmation certificate.

The official MCA certificate will be emailed to you once everything has been verified by our official MCA approved examiner.

Accreditation: MCA (STCW ISPS) Certification

Certification: Regulation VI/6, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/6, paragraphs 4 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.

About the Course:

The MCA Accredited (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Training Course is a mandatory requirement for security training course for Shipboard Personnel. The STCW Convention and Code, as amended by the Manila amendments (2010) contains new maritime security (MARSEC) training requirements. All personnel who are either employed or engaged on board ships to which the International Ship & Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) applies require this level of training.


Lesson 1: A Brief Introduction to the ISPS Code

Lesson 2: The Threats to Maritime Transportation

Lesson 3: Codes, Conventions, Regulations & Recommendations

Lesson 4: Maritime Security Definitions

Lesson 5: Roles & Responsibilities

Lesson 6: Company Requirements

Lesson 7: The Port Facility Security Officer Requirement

Lesson 8: The Designated Security Duties Requirement

Lesson 9: Maritime Security Enhancement

Lesson 10: The Maritime Security Measures

Lesson 11: The Ship Security Plan

Lesson 12: The Maritime Security Levels

Lesson 13: Security Drills & Exercises

Lesson 14: Counter-Piracy Measures

Lesson 15: Emergency & Contingency Plans

Lesson 16: Maritime Piracy & Armed Robbery Against Shipping

Lesson 17: Recognition of Dangerous Items

Lesson 18: Recognition of Persons Likely to Pose a Threat

Lesson 19: Security Requirements

Lesson 20: Sensitive Security-Related Information & Communications

Lesson 21: Methods of Circumventing Security

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Who Should Attend?

This is a maritime security training course specifically designed for all crew members without designated security duties on board ship, and who do not require either Proficiency as Ship Security Officer (SSO) or Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) certification. This includes those wishing to work at sea, all ship crew and personnel engaged on a vessel or cruise ship such as engineers, technical staff, dancers, entertainers, pursers, cooks, waiters and stewards, etc.

VAT is only applied at the checkout subject to your location and billed at you local rate within the EU.

VAT is NOT charged if you are located and make the payment outside the EU. (non EU resident).

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Units 2a(i) and 2a(ii) , Beehive Mill, Jersey Street, Manchester, M4 6JG, United Kingdom

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