STCW – Basic Safety Training Week

STCW requires all seafarers to receive basic safety training in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. 

The STCW Basic Safety Training Week is made up of four courses which meet the minimum STCW familiarisation and basic safety training requirements. They can be booked either as a 5 day package over one week, or booked individually. Please note it is cheaper for you to book the 5 day package.  

Although it is not a mandatory part of the basic safety training programme, we have included the Proficiency in Security Awareness course during this week at no extra cost for those who book the 5 day package. 

Please NOTE - The first 2 days STCW fire training course will be delivered by our partner organisation STCW Fire Ltd at the Kingskerswell site near Newton Abbot TQ12 5LF. STCW Fire Ltd will issue the relevant fire certification.

The remaining 3 days training takes place in our Plymouth training centre, with the practical sea survival drills at the Plymouth Life Centre Diving Pool. 

Pre- Course Requirements

Candidates must be over 16 and be Medically Fit - Delegates undergoing firefighting training will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration to make us aware of any health problems, disabilities or injuries that we may need to take into account whilst attending this physically demanding course.  Therefore delegates must feel healthy and physically fit to undertake such training. 

The week comprises of:

  • Basic Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (Duration 2 days - lunch provided for this course)(STCW A-VI/1-2).
  • Elementary First Aid (1 day)(STCW A-VI/1-3) Duration 1 day
  • Personal Survival Techniques (1 day)(STCW Section A-VI/1 & table A-VI/1-1). Duration 1 day
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (half day)(STCW A-VI/1-4). Duration ½ day
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness (if required) (half day) FREE Duration ½ day

 Course Delivery

The course consists of lectures, films and demonstrations, including practical sessions on the firefighting, first aid and sea survival modules.   

Candidates are asked to pay close attention to the list of kit to bring along which is provided in your joining instructions.

Assessment and Certification

On successful completion of all 5 courses you will be issued with the relevant STCW certificates. 


Simply click on the date you require, click on book now, then carry on through to the Checkout.

Payment can be made by Credit or Debit card.

Travelling to us and need accommodation? We can help by providing details of a range of AirBnB, bed and breakfast or hotels to suit your budget. 


Course Cost

Course Fee (Inc. VAT) £799

Course Duration

5 Days

Course venues:

Maddacombe Farm Estate, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5LF 

Western Maritime Training: Plymouth PL6 5BX


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