What is STCW basic training?

STCW Basic training encompasses four courses. These courses arm you with an understanding in firefighting and use of fire fighting equipment; reacting to emergency situations and evacuation procedures; sea survival and safety at sea; and first aid knowledge

Who needs STCW basic training?
Crew working on vessels over 24m
MCA Master (Code Vessel <200) Limited and Unlimited
RYA Yachtmaster Commercial with STCW endorsement
Operators, skippers and crew of commercial vessels <24m operating overseas – often find it useful.

Are there any pre-course requirements?
No. Although you should be fit enough for the fire fighting elements and a two hour pool session. We do offer lots of tea and coffee throughout the day, to keep you going…

The basic STCW training consists of 4 elements:
Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Reg VI/1 Section A-VI/1 para 2.1.1) – 1 day
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Reg VI/1 Section A-VI/1 para 2.1.2) – 2 days
Elementary First Aid (STCW Reg VI/1 Section A-VI/1 para 2.1.3) – 1 day
Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (STCW Reg VI/1 Section A-VI/1 para 2.1.4) – 1 day

We combine the elements together into a 5 day course, if you’re unable to attend all 5 days please contact us as it may be possible to book each element individually.

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Personal Survival Techniques
One day course based in the classroom and in a pool Ccovering essential basic knowledge and experience of personal survival principles and techniques that can be applied to maximise chances in a survival situation.
Download our STCW Personal Survival fact sheet

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
The two day firefighting element takes place at the Devon & Cornwall Fire Service training centre in Plymouth. This practical course follows the STCW basic fire fighting syllabus and is taught by the fire service instructors allowing you to tackle fires in a variety of situations.

Elementary First Aid
This one day course  gives a foundation knowledge of the immediate action to be taken upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency.
Download our STCW First Aid fact sheet

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
This one day course provides a basic induction in safety procedures and accident prevention and familiarisation of the employment conditions and working environment on board merchant vessels.
Download our STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibility fact sheet

For more details please call 01392 580771 or 07768 383356 or Click to email us