Proficiency for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties Online


Provides the required knowledge, understanding and proficiency to crew & staff, who have the responsibility of fulfilling designate security duties on board to increase the security and safety.

Course Code: PDSD
Location: Online
Duration: 8-10 hours

Price: £210


This MCA approved course aims to give those undertaking designated security duties on board ship the essential education and training meeting the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following STCW table, which supports Chapter XI-2 of the annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, as amended and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

The course has 5 separate outcomes and you will have to submit short pieces of coursework as well as sitting an examination in order to gain a pass. You are required to submit identification documentation (Seamans card) at enrollment.

Course content

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • ISPS Code Overview
  • Security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, assets and operations
  • Understanding the capabilities and limitations of security plans, equipment and systems and how to manage them
  • Relevant International Codes & Conventions
  • The Ship Security Plan
  • Security Contingency & Response
  • Handling of Stowaways & Refugees

You can review the course as many times as you need before you take the exam.

You will not receive your certificate until your credentials have been verified (usually 24-48 hours during the working week). Once your credentials have been verified your certificate will be dispatched usually within 5-10 working days.

Discount for multiple courses

10% discount on 10+ courses

20% discount on 50+ courses

Get in touch

+44 (0)1548 856001

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