Book on one of our Upcoming PSSR & PSA Courses below. Future dates are available, please contact the office for details. If you wish to just complete the PSA Course, please contact us. 

This training is now required by all personnel employed o engaged onboard ships which the ISPS code applies (International Ship and Port Security Code). This applies to any vessel over 500 gross tonnage as well as port facilities serving these vessels.

This half day course is based on Regulation VI/6, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/6, paragraph 4 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended. 

The objective of the course is to provide the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to personnel intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties. 

As a result of this training you will be aware of the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision. You will be aware of the requirements and measures to maintain ship security and be able to recognise and report a security threat. 

Plymouth Dates


Course Date Duration Price
MCA STCW PSSR & Proficiency in Security Awareness 21 May - 21 May 2021 1 day £ 140.00 Book Now
MCA STCW PSSR & Proficiency in Security Awareness 18 Jun - 18 Jun 2021 1 day £ 140.00 Book Now

London Dates

For all London courses, please see our London Course Dates page


Plymouth Price: £90 (£140 for PSSR & PSA)
London Price: £108 (£168 for PSSR & PSA)
Teaching Ratio:
Assumed Knowledge:
1/2 Day (1 Day for PSSR & PSA)


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 4 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.