STCW PST Updating - Route 1


Course Code: OE1EC307


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Course Overview

Update the practical elements of personal survival techniques for working at sea with this half-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 comprises practical exercises in our Environmental Training Tank.

Assessment is by direct observation, oral questioning and simulated scenarios.  

Important course information

In order 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.

Entry Requirements

Delegates must hold an initial STCW PST or Basic Training for Seafarers certificate.  The Route 1 PST is for delegates that can declare they have completed the following onboard training:

  • don a lifejacket
  • board a survival craft from the ship wearing a lifejacket
  • take initial actions on boarding a lifeboat to enhance chance or survival
  • operate survival craft equipment
  • operate location devices, including radio equipment 

Career Options and Progression

Completion of the STCW Personal Survival Techniques Updating course and the wider updating 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 and Secondary Actions in the Life Raft  
  • Righting an Upturned Life Raft  
  • Use of Pyrotechnics 

Teaching and Learning Methods

This is a 100% practical, pool based course.

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:  

  • 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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