Crew Training Solutions are pleased to confirm that we have recently been approved by the MCA to deliver the STCW Basic Safety Training Courses (Oct 18) and are undergoing the final stages of completion.
We will be announcing dates very soon. If you would like to know more or register your interest please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(*Note: October 2018 - CTS are currently MCA approved for STCW EFA, PSSR, PST & PSA. CTS Undergoing the final stages of MCA Approval for FF&FP)
Dates & Prices will follow soon.
STCW BST Facts:
STCW Refresher Training & Revalidation
From 1 January 2017, the STCW Survival and Fire Fighting Certificates will only be valid for 5 years. This means anyone who attended one of these courses before 1 January 2012 will need to do a refresher course before the end of 2016.
STCW Elementary First Aid
STCW 95 Elementary First Aid is one of the professional commercial modules required to work on superyachts. This one day First Aid and CPR course is instructed in compliance to STCW ’95 Code A-VI/1-3 and consists of approximately seven hours of theory and practical training. We cover basic First Aid and CPR in marine situations. The course is followed by a written exam. This certificate does not expire unless you have a medical role onboard the vessel.
STCW Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting
Two-day fire prevention and firefighting module, which is instructed in compliance to STCW 95 Code A – VI/1-2 including shipboard firefighting organisation, the elements of fire and explosion, types of ignition, fire and smoke detection, breathing apparatus use and automatic alarm system familiarisation. Trainees will fight and extinguish actual fires using personal equipment, practical instruction taught by licensed and certified firefighting professionals. It takes two days to complete and is followed by an exam. From 1 January 2017, the STCW Survival and Fire Fighting Certificates will only be valid for 5 years. This means anyone who attended one of these courses before 1 January 2012 will need to do a refresher course before the end of 2016.
STCW Personal Survival Techniques
Day and a half Personal Survival course module, also known as Basic Sea Survival, which is instructed in compliance to STCW ’95 Code A – VI/1-1 and consists of a day in the classroom covering subjects such as emergency situations, evacuation, survival craft and rescue boats, personal lifesaving appliances, survival at sea, emergency radio equipment and helicopter assistance. The theory part is followed by a written exam. The remainder of the course is spent in a swimming pool performing the simulation of abandon ship procedures. The practical exercises are subject to ongoing assessment by the instructor. From 1 January 2017, the STCW Survival and Fire Fighting Certificates will only be valid for 5 years. This means anyone who attended one of these courses before 1 January 2012 will need to do a refresher course before the end of 2016.
STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
This is a one-day course, which is instructed to STCW ’95 Code A – VI/1-4 as revised by the 2010 Manila Amendment. The course covers working relationships on board, health and hygiene, drugs and alcohol, shipboard management structure and responsibilities, emergencies and safe working practices, with enhanced coverage of communications, control of fatigue, teamwork and marine environmental awareness issues. The course is followed by a written exam. This certificate does not expire.
STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness
A half-day module, which is instructed in compliance with STCW Reg V1/6 and Part A of Section A-VI/6 paragraph four and consists of a half day in the classroom covering subjects such as maritime security key threats, recognition and awareness of threats, plans and procedures for combating threats, drills, communications and reporting.
All yacht crew need to be aware of new requirements for STCW compliance. ”Maritime Security Awareness” training will be required for all crew entering into the professional yachting industry at all levels.
This module is required from January 1, 2014 as a part of the update to the STCW Code mandated by the 2010 Manila Amendments, by all personnel employed or engaged on-board ships to which the ISPS Code applies. The 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Code entered into force on January 1, 2012. Although some administrations may introduce new standards from this date, many may continue to apply existing standards for certification and training until the required compliance date.
Governments may continue to renew and revalidate under the existing convention until January 1, 2017. However, for new entrants commencing training after July 1, 2013, they MUST comply with new mandatory standards.
There are two exceptions to the above, which are:
• The new minimum hours of rest for seafarers come into force on 1st January 2012.
• Mandatory security training is applicable from 1st January 2014.
IYT’s network of professional partner schools that offer STCW Basic Safety Training are approved to offer this additional course, which is recognised by the Marshall Islands. Successful candidates will receive a “Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness” certificate Please contact the professional IYT partner school nearest you to complete this training.
This certificate does not expire.