STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting Updating


Course Code: OE1EC219


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Course Overview

Update your knowledge of Fire Prevention and Firefighting with this one-day STCW MCA approved revalidation course. Under the new STCW 2010 requirements for training and certification, updated proficiency training in Fire Prevention and Firefighting needs to be undertaken every five years.

This course provides all those seeking to update their training certification with the essential education and training set out in Table A-VI/1-1.Training consists primarily of exercises at our Fire Training Facility, with assessment carried out by direct observation, oral questioning and simulated scenarios.   

Entry Requirements

Participants must hold a current Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting Certificate, which must be brought to the course as evidence. This can be:

  • the original certificate
  • a certified stamp of completion in your discharge book
  • an Able Seafarers Certificate of Competence
  • an Officer of the Watch (OOW) or higher Certificate of Competency (COC).   

Producing an Advanced Fire Certificate is also sufficient since the Fire Prevention and Firefighting Certificate is a pre-requisite for the advanced course.

Career Options and Progression

STCW updating training is a mandatory requirement to work at sea.

Assessment Methods

Following successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • correctly use portable and mobile (wheeled) fire extinguishers on appropriate fire types  
  • correctly use hoses, nozzles and hose equipment  
  • extinguish different types of fires as a member of a team, using a range of equipment commonly found on board ship 
  • test and use BA and associated equipment  

Teaching and Learning Methods

The Fire Prevention and Firefighting Updating comprises an equal balance of theory-based training and practical exercises in the fire training facility.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no industry placement and no field trips. 

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Most of the course is of a hands-on, practical nature. For theory sessions the dress code is smart/casual.

You will also need to bring:

  • a personal wash kit  
  • 100% cotton overalls 
  • a change of clothes 
  •  photographic proof of your identity eg passport/driving licence (compulsory to attend the course)

Safety boots/shoes are provided as part of your fire kit. 

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

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Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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