Scheduled Courses

Please find Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD), Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA), Ship Security Officer (SSO) and Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) and STCW95 Basic course dates below. Simply click on the “+” symbol to view the available course dates.

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Proficiency in Designated Security Duties Course Dates

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Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Training in Proficiency in Designated Security Duties  must be undertaken by all seafarers & security personnel engaged on ship who have designated duties under the ships security plan.

This is the new minimum standard as defined in the MCA Directive to ISPS code training companies.

Please see the document produced by the MCA outlining this new security training requirement for shipboard personnel :

Those carrying out personal close protection and/or ship protection duties on ISPS Code compliant ships do not need to hold SSO qualifications unless they are the designated SSO on the vessel in which they are serving. However, as they will be carrying out ships security duties they will have to hold an MCA approved or recognised Certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

The course will train delegates to have sufficient knowledge, understanding and skills enabling them undertake designated security duties, onboard ship including the ability to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections and properly use security equipment and systems

These courses are compliant with current IMO requirements. This PDSD course is approved by the MCA.

Successful delegates will be awarded an internationally recognised MCA approved STCW’78-95, as amended, Regulation VI/6 paragraph 4 and STCW Code Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6 to 8 “Proficiency in Dedicated Security Duties” certificate.

Course Duration: 1 day

Course Location: Poole, UK – View Map

Course Price: £220 + VAT

IMSA also deliver this training in Sliedrecht, Holland. Please contact us for dates & prices.

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Don’t Miss the Course Registration Deadline. Simply complete the form on the right to register your interest on attending one of the available course dates, or download a RESERVATION FORM and E-Mail or post it to us.

PDSD Course Dates
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties – PDSD 16 Sept 2014 Available
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties – PDSD 7 Oct 2014 Available
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties – PDSD 4 Nov 2014 Available
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties – PDSD 9 Dec 2014 Available

Please complete the short form on the right to register your interest in this course, or download a RESERVATION FORM and E-Mail or post it to us.

Standard Learning Credits:

If you are eligible, you can claim 80% of your course fees up to a maximum of £175 per Financial Year, using the SLC Scheme.

Download the MOD Form 1950 here

Proficiency in Security Awareness Course

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The STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila amendments (2010) contains new requirements regarding security training. All personnel employed or engaged on board ships to which the ISPS Code applies require this training. These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2012.

All seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on ships that are required to comply with the ISPS Code must undertake training in Proficiency in Security Awareness. This training / instruction must meet the requirements of Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4 of the amended STCW code.

IMSA is proud to introduce the MCA approved “Proficiency in Security Awareness” course

Course Dates (4 Hours)

PSA Course Dates
Proficiency in Security Awareness – PSA 15 Sept 2014 Available
Proficiency in Security Awareness – PSA 6 Oct 2014 Available
Proficiency in Security Awareness – PSA 3 Nov 2014 Available
Proficiency in Security Awareness – PSA 8 Dec 2014 Available

 

You can also book this 4 hour course at very short notice outside of the dates listed above. Please contact us to discuss the date you require.

IMSA also deliver this training in Sliedrecht, Holland. Please contact us for dates & prices

Course Dates (2 Hours)

PSA Course Times 5.30 – 7.30pm
Proficiency in Security Awareness – PSA 22 Sept 2014 Available
Proficiency in Security Awareness – PSA 17 Nov 2014 Available

 

You can only book this 2 hour course when booking all 4 modules on STCW 95 course. Please call us to book you place

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Ship Security Officer Course Dates

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Ship Security Officer

This three day course provides the SSO/CSO with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their responsibilities and duties. It is also suited to nominated deputies and those involved in aspects of ISPS Code Implementation.

The course will train delegates to understand their obligations and provide a full understanding of the ISPS Code, how to implement it relating to legislation, documentation requirements and how to maintain an effective security system specifically related to their operation.

These courses are compliant with current IMO requirements. The SSO/ CSO course is approved by the MCA.

Successful delegates will be awarded an internationally recognised SSO/CSO Certificate.

Course Duration: 3 days

Course Location: Poole, UK – View Map

Course Price: £495 + VAT 

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Don’t Miss the Course Registration Deadline. Simply complete the form on the right to register your interest on attending one of the available course dates, or download a RESERVATION FORM and E-Mail or post it to us.

SSO Course Dates
Ship Security Officer 16 – 18 Sept 2014 Available
Ship Security Officer 7 – 9 October 2014 Available
Ship Security Officer 4 – 6 November 2014 Available
Ship Security Officer 9 – 11 December 2014 Available

Please complete the short form on the right to register your interest in this course, or download a RESERVATION FORM and E-Mail or post it to us.

Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) Course Dates

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Port Facility Security Officer

This three day course provides the PFSO with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their responsibilities and duties. It is also suited to nominated deputies and those involved in aspects of ISPS Code Implementation.

The course will train delegates to understand their obligations and provide a full understanding of the ISPS Code, how to implement it relating to legislation, documentation requirements and how to maintain an effective security system specifically related to their operation.

These courses are compliant with current IMO requirements. The PFSO course is accredited by the UK Department for Transport (DfT).

Successful delegates will be awarded an internationally recognised PFSO Certificate.

Course Duration: 3 days

Course Location: Poole, UK – View Map

Course Price: £495 + VAT

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Don’t Miss the Course Registration Deadline. Simply complete the form on the right to register your interest on attending one of the available course dates, or download a RESERVATION FORM and E-Mail or post it to us.

PFSO Course Dates
Port Facility Security Officer 18 – 20 Nov 2014 Available

Please complete the short form on the right to register your interest in this course, or download a RESERVATION FORM and E-Mail or post it to us.

Standard Learning Credits:

You are able to claim 80% of your course fees up to a maximum of £175 per Financial Year, using the SLC Scheme.

Download the MOD Form 1950 here

STCW 95 Basic Course Dates

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IMSA is pleased to announce we are working in association with Poole Harbour Sea Survival in Poole to offer STCW 95 Basic Safety training.

Poole Harbour Sea Survival offer the 4 training modules from the STCW 95 Basic Safety Training Qualification. The 4 STCW 95 Basic Training modules are:

  • Personal Survival Techniques – 1 day
  • Elementary First Aid – 1 day
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility – 0.5 days
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – 2.5 days

You can book the modules individually or all 5 days together to suit your needs.

The Standard of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) code requires all seafarers to receive familiarisation and basic safety training or instruction in accordance with section A-VI/1. You will be made aware of safety procedures, the safety equipment available, employment conditions and the working environment on board a merchant vessel. This is essential information that will keep yourself, your crewmembers and passengers safe.

Delegates will be awarded internationally recognised MCA approved STCW95 certificates for each module successfully completed.

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Location: Poole, Course Price: £725 incl VAT

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Don’t Miss the Course Registration Deadline. Simply complete the form on the right to register your interest on attending one of the available course dates, or download a RESERVATION FORM and E-Mail or post it to us.

STCW 95 Basic Safety
STCW 95 18 – 22 August 2014 Available
STCW 95 22 – 26 Sept 2014 Available
STCW 95 20 – 24 Oct 2014 Available
STCW 95 17 – 21 Nov 2014 Available
STCW 95 8 – 12 Dec 2014 Available
PSA 2 Hour Course Dates
PSA 2 Hour 18 Aug 2014 Available
PSA 2 Hour 22 Sept 2014 Available
PSA 2 Hour 17 Nov 2014 Available

This course can be delivered in 2 hours for those who book and complete all 4 courses within the 5 day STCW 95 Basic Safety Training week. The PSA modules will be offered as an additional element to those who require it during the 5 days training. This can be booked at a 60% discount price of £45 including VAT.

Please Note: If you have already completed any modules within the STCW 95 Basic Safety Training, you are required to undertake PSA as a stand-alone course over a period of 4 hours.
Simply complete the form on the right to register your interest on attending one of the available course dates, or download a RESERVATION FORM and E-Mail or post it to us.

Please complete the short form on the right to register your interest in this course, or download a RESERVATION FORM and E-Mail or post it to us.

CSO courses can be arranged by appointment. Please contact us on 01202 649874.

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