STCW Personal Survival Techniques


Course Code: OE1EC11


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
03/04/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £210Enquire  
22/04/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £210Enquire  
24/06/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £210Enquire  
01/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £210Enquire  
08/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £210Enquire  
15/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £210Enquire  
18/11/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £230Enquire  
02/12/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £230Enquire  

Course Overview

Develop personal survival techniques for working at sea with this one-day MCA approved course. Gain essential basic knowledge of survival equipment, survival principles and techniques that can be applied to maximise your chances of survival in the event of a marine incident. Training combines class-based theory with practical exercises in our Environmental Training Tank. Assessment is by direct observation, oral questioning and simulated scenarios.  

Important course information

To comply with STCW Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations, all delegates attending Merchant Navy courses must provide a seaman’s discharge book, passport or driving licence when attending the centre.

Validity of certificate

5 years.

Medical declaration

Parts of the course are of a physical nature. You will be required to complete a medical declaration when you attend your course.

The Personal Survival Techniques course can be completed as part of the Basic Training for Seafarer’s course (reducing the overall price).

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Career Options and Progression

Completion of the STCW Personal Survival Techniques course and the wider Basic Training for Seafarers package are essential for those working in the maritime industry.

Assessment Methods

The course covers the following topics: 

  • Survival Difficulties and Factors  
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Life Rafts and Equipment  
  • Actions Prior to Abandonment  
  • In-Water Survival Techniques  
  • Helicopter Rescue  
  • Vital & Secondary Actions in the Life Raft  
  • Righting an Upturned Life Raft  
  • Use of Pyrotechnics  

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course comprises an equal balance of theory and practical learning.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no industry placement and no field trips.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

There are no additional costs for this course.

You will need to bring:  

  • writing materials  
  • towel and wash kit  
  • photographic proof of identity, such as passport or UK driving licence (compulsory to attend the course)

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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