STCW Designated Security Duties


Course Code: OE1EC155


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Course Overview

This course enables you to comply with the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in chapter XI-2 SOLAS 1974 (as amended) and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code. It essentially provides the requisite education and training for all those on board ship who have designated security duties.

Please note: Security Awareness training must be undertaken by all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on ships that are required to comply with the ISPS code.   
In order to comply with STCW Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations, all delegates attending Merchant Navy courses must provide a passport or driving licence when attending the centre. Failure to comply with this requirement will lead to a delay in the issue of certificates.   

Validity of certificate:

There is no expiry date on this certificate.

Medical declaration:

No medical declaration is required for this course.

Course start dates:

To confirm course availability, please contact the Administration Team at or by calling 01253 504800.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Career Options and Progression

The STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD) course is a required certificate for crew with designated security duties on board ship and may be a requirement of your employment, or increase your employability.

Assessment Methods

Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:  

  • contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness   
  • recognise security threats   
  • understand the need for, and methods of, maintaining security awareness and vigilance

Teaching and Learning Methods

The one day DSD course comprises 70% theory-based learning and 30% practical search scenarios. 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no industry placement and no field trips.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

The majority of the course is class-based and the dress code is smart/casual.

You will also need to bring writing materials and photographic proof of your identity, such as a passport or UK driving licence (compulsory to attend the course).

Expert Tutors

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Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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