Book on one of our Upcoming PDSD Courses below. Future dates are available, please contact the office for details.

A 1 day course now required by all personnel employed or engaged onboard ships to which the ISPS code applies and who have a designated security role onboard. It is part of the STCW but separate to the Basic Training elements. The objective of this course is to give those undertaking designated security duties onboard ship the essential education and training required by the STCW and ISPS codes. 

Plymouth Dates


Course Date Duration Price
MCA STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) 15 Jul - 15 Jul 2024 1 day £ 160.00 Book Now

Plymouth Price: £160 
London Price: £POA
Teaching Ratio:
Assumed Knowledge:
1 Day 


Achievement of the desired standard of competence will be attested to by a certificate issued by the centre. The Certificate will state that the candidate has; completed a programme of training by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as meeting the requirements laid down in; STCW 95 Regulation VI/1 and paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/6  paragraphs 6-8 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.  

Costs Include:

  • Lunch (if on full day) & Refreshments
  • Course Notes Book

Course Content:

  • ISPS 
  • Threats & Maritime Security 
  • Roles and Responsibilities  
  • Measures, Procedures & Security Levels
  • Counter Piracy, Weapons & Substances 
  • Techniques for Security Measures

Courses are non-residential, so accommodation is required in one of the many hotels or guest houses near the Centre. We can provide a list of recommendations.