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Refresher Training

Book your STCW refresher course to renew your STCW Basic Safety Training certificate before it expires! 

Stream Marine Training offers MCA approved STCW refresher courses which are held at our campus next to Glasgow Airport, our boat site in Greenock as well as some courses being offered over webinar.  Please see below for detail of all the refresher training taught by our high-quality maritime training instructors. 

 

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STCW Basic Safety Training Week (BSW)

5 Days On Site

From £825.00

Our individual dates for STCW Basic Safety courses are still currently being arranged if you require to book separately.

Under STCW, all new entrants to the maritime industries are required to complete an STCW Basic Safety Training Week before joining a vessel.

It is made up of the following courses,

Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF)

Elementary First Aid (EFA)

Security Awareness (PSA)

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)

These courses can be taken individually or can be taken together in this cost saving package.

Successful delegates will be awarded with an MCA approved STCW certifications (EFA, FPFF, PST, PSSR and PSA) after a short exam. 

Every 5 years for PST and FPFF elements.

A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving licence or a valid discharge book (not more than 10 years old).   

STCW requires all seafarers to receive familiarization and basic safety training or instruction in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. The minimum requirements for familiarization and basic safety training are contained within the Basic Safety Training Week (BSTW) and meet the appropriate standard of competence.

£825 excl. VAT

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STCW Refresher Course - 4 Course/Route 1 (PSTU + FPFFU + PSCRBU + AFFU)

3 Day

From £654.00

The route 1 updates are an update cycle available to experienced and active seafarers, whose knowledge is current.

This covers all of the STCW Basic Safety Training except Fast Rescue Boats.

  • STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and rescue Boats other then Fast Rescue Boats (PSCRB) Updating
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST) Updating
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) Updating
  • STCW Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF) Updating

MCA

  • Certification per MIN 535

and

  • Having carried out on board training within last 5 years.

5 years

£609 excl. VAT

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STCW Refresher Course - 3 Course/Route 1 (PSTU + FPFFU + PSCRBU)

2 Day

From £444.00

The route 1 updates are an update cycle available to experienced and active seafarers, whose knowledge is current.

This covers all of the STCW Basic Safety Training except Fast Rescue Boats.

  • STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and rescue Boats other then Fast Rescue Boats (PSCRB) Updating
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST) Updating
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) Updating

MCA

  • Certification per MIN 535

and

  • Having carried out on board training within last 5 years.

5 years

£444 excl. VAT

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STCW Personal Survival Technique Update (PSTU)

0.5 Day

From £99.00

The STCW Personal Survival Techniques Refresher Training is set up to offer prospective delegates with the necessary training to maintain proficiency as required in the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments. The half a day course is comprised by a blend of theory development and practical experience. Non-swimmers are permitted on this course and will always be supervised by fully qualified instructors.  

Theory Development 

  • Main types of maritime emergencies 

  • Types of life-saving appliances 

  • Survival craft 

  • Equipment in survival craft 

  • Location of personal life-saving appliances 

  • Principles of survival during a maritime emergency 

Practical Experience 

  • How to don a life jacket 

  • How to safely jump from a height into water 

  • How to right an inverted raft whilst wearing a life jacket 

  • How to swim whilst wearing a life jacket 

  • How to board a survival craft from the water whilst wearing a life jacket 

  • What initial actions you need to take when boarding survival craft 

  • How to operate survival craft equipment 

 

  1. A STCW Personal Survival Techniques award or equivalent. 

  1. STCW refresher training should be taken by delegates with either of the following: 

  • Seafarers who have 6 months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses

  • Seafarers who have a certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and have maintained the required standard of competence through onboard training and experience for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form

  1. Provisional delegates are required to provide a signed self-declaration form as prerequisite to attending the PST refresher course.  

  1. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 

  2. If you are unsure of which prerequisites you may need for a course, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency to check. 

Successful candidates will receive an MCA approved STCW Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques award, after a short exam. 

5 years.

£99 excl. VAT

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STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting Update (FPFFU)

1 Day

From £195.00

The STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting Update course is set up to offer delegates who for all seafarers with designated safety duties who hold a Fire Prevention and Firefighting certificate, in order they maintain proficiency, as set out in section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. It deals with the precautions needed to minimise the risk of fires, how fires are caused and how to extinguish them. Our new multi-story steel fire unit will be used for live fire training. 

 Theoretical: 

  • Fire theory 

  • Causes of ignition 

  • Onboard safety 

  • The conditions required for fire 

  • Methods to extinguish fire 

  • The spread of fire 

  • Classes of fire 

Practical: 

  • Carrying out the initial actions on discovering a fire 

  • Identifying the environment 

  • Correctly using portable and mobile fire extinguishers 

  • The use of hoses, nozzles and hose equipment 

  • Extinguishing different types of fire 

  • Testing and using BA equipment 

  1. Delegates must have completed the STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting course; OR Have an STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting course older than 5 years and be able to prove having taken part in drills and onboard training as an officer or rating in the last 5 years.
  2. You must fill out a Medical Self Declaration form, in order to prove fitness capabilities before undergoing the course. Please consult a doctor if you are unsure. 

5 years. 

Successful candidates will be awarded with an MCA approved STCW Fire Prevention and Firefighting Update (FPFFU) certificate, after a short exam. 

You must wear comfortable clothes, but not jeans or clothes with metal in them.

We recommend you bring a towel and toiletries.

£195 excl. VAT

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STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat Update (PSCRBU) Route 1

0.5 Day

From £150.00

The STCW Updating Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat (Route 1) course is set to offer seafarer that have already attained an STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat certificate or already have the PSCRBU and need a revalidation. Once you have been awarded the PSCRBU, you must, under the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW Section A-VI/2), complete the course every five years to maintain proficiency. Delegates are required to be fit enough to undertake the practical aspects; handling inflatable rescue boats, lifeboats and life rafts. 

• Abandonment Procedures 

• Survival Craft boat Handling 

• Familiarisation of launch davits 

• Search and Rescue Techniques 

  1. Delegates must have completed the STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (PSCRB) course within five years of attainment; OR Have an STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats  (PSCRB) course older than 5 years and be able to prove having taken part in drills and onboard training as an officer or rating in the last 5 years.

  2. Delegates must be physically fit enough to participate in all practical aspects of the course. In order to verify your fitness, you must fill in a Medical Self Declaration form. Please consult a doctor if you are unsure.

  1. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 

  2. The original evidence must be brought with you when attending the course.

  3. If you are unsure of which prerequisites you may need for a course, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency to check.

Successful candidates will be awarded with an MCA approved  STCW Updating Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat certificate, after a short exam. 

5 years. 

Any member of crew on a vessel that has a PSCRB certificate. 

£150 excl. VAT

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STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat Update (PSCRBU) Route 2

1 Day

From £225.00

The STCW Updating Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat (Route 2) course is set to offer seafarer that have already attained an STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat certificate or already have the PSCRBU and need a re-validation. Once you have been awarded the PSCRBU, you must, under the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW Section A-VI/2), complete the course every five years to maintain proficiency. Delegates are required to be fit enough to undertake the practical aspects; handling inflatable rescue boats, lifeboats and life rafts. 

• Abandonment Procedures 

• Survival Craft boat Handling 

• Familiarisation of launch davits 

• Search and Rescue Techniques 

  1. Delegates must have completed the STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (PSCRB) course within five years of attainment

  2. Delegates must be physically fit enough to participate in all practical aspects of the course. In order to verify your fitness, you must fill in a Medical Self Declaration form. Please consult a doctor if you are unsure.

  1. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 

  2. The original evidence must be brought with you when attending the course.

  3. If you are unsure of which prerequisites you may need for a course, please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency to check.

Once completed, candidates will be awarded with an MCA approved STCW Updating Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat certificate. 

5 years.

£225  excl. VAT

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STCW Advanced Firefighting Updated (AFFU) Route 1 - Online via Webinar

0.5 Day Webinar

From £165.00

This course is part of the mandatory updating certification requirements under the STCW 2010 amendments for all seafarers with designated safety duties who hold an advance firefighting certificate. This course will provide the delegate with the necessary refresher training under the STCW 2010 amendments for Advance Fire Fighting.

This is a theoretical online course; and it covers a range of subjects. It deals with firefighting procedures, communication and coordination, ventilation control, fire precautions, management and control of injured persons, procedure for communicating with shore side fire fighter.

Once completed, candidates will be awarded with the MCA approved STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Firefighting certificate. 

MCA

STCW Advanced Fire Fighting

5 years

Officers on Merchant Navy Vessels

£165 excl. VAT

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STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats Update Route 1 (FRBU)

0.5 Day

From £150.00

The STCW Updating Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats is a half day course designed for seafarers who are required to take charge of a fast rescue boat and crew on a Merchant Navy vessel who make up part of the FRB crew. This training is exclusively for delegates that hold an STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate, within five years of issue.   

The Route 1 FRB update you must meet the prerequisites 

Not the course for you?  Try this course instead.

Successful candidates will be awarded with an MCA approved STCW certificate Updating Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat, after a short exam.

5 years.

  • Swimwear and Towel
  • Please note the capsize and re-boarding exercise is a pass/fail part of the course. If you cannot board a FRB from the water unaided, we will not be able to allow you to progress further on the course.
  • Familiarisation of launch davits 

  • FRB maintenance and contingency repairs 

  • Pre-use checks of FRB and PPE

  • Briefing crew for recovery duties

  • Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment and then re-boarding FRB

Must have taken part in an FRB drill within last 5 years covering:

  • Launching and recovery
  • Carrying out search patterns
  • Boat handling
  • Use of communication equipment
  • Use of emergency equipment

Must have an FRB or FRBU certificate issued within last 10 years.

For crew designated for manning of a fast rescue boat.

£150 excl. VAT

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STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats Update Route 2 (FRBU)

1 Day

From £225.00

The STCW Updating Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats is designed for seafarers who are required to take charge of a fast rescue boat and crew on a Merchant Navy vessel who make up part of the FRB crew. This training is exclusively for delegates that hold an STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats certificate, within five years of issue.  This STCW course at Stream Marine Training is held at our state-of-the-art facilities based next to Glasgow Airport.

Not the right course for you?  Find out about FRBU Route 1 here

Delegates must have completed the STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (FRB) course within five years of attainment.

Successful candidates will be awarded with an MCA approved STCW certificate in Updating Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat, after a short exam.  

5 years.

  • Swimwear and Towel
  • Please note the capsize and re-boarding exercise is a pass/fail part of the course. If you cannot board a FRB from the water unaided, we will not be able to allow you to progress further on the course.
  • Fast rescue boat handling 

  • Manoeuvring at speed and capsize recovery 

  • Familiarisation of launch davits 

  • Search and rescue techniques 

  • FRB maintenance and contingency repairs 

  • Pre-use checks of FRB and PPE

  • Briefing crew for recovery duties

  • Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment and then re-boarding FRB

Persons designated for manning fast rescue boats.

£275 excl. VAT

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STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Update (AFFU) Route 2

1 day

From £99.00

We are currently running STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Update Route 2 - Webinar if you would like to take this course on-line via Zoom platform.

 

The STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting course relates to Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code (paragraph 50 that states that ‘Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 4 in advanced fire fighting shall be required, every 5 years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence, to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of Table A VI/3.’ 

  • Control fire fighting operations onboard ship 

  • Organise and control fire fighting parties 

  • Inspect and service fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment 

  • Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire 

  1. Proof of completing the STCW Advanced Fire Fighting training course (STCW Reg VI/3 para 1 & Sec A-VI/3) or recognised equivalent pre 31 January 2000 (i.e. MNTB 4 Day Fire Fighting Course ).

  2. You must also complete/show evidence of the updating training in Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting as per MSN1865.

  3. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 

Successful candidates will be awarded with the MCA approved STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting certificate, after a short exam. 

Yes.

Prospective delegates must hold a valid STCW Advance Fire Fighting Certificate. Exceptions apply. 

£195 excl. VAT

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STCW Advanced Firefighting Update (AFFU) - Route 1

0.5 Day

From £165.00

This course is part of the mandatory updating certification requirements under the STCW 2010 amendments for all seafarers with designated safety duties who hold an advance firefighting certificate. This course will provide the delegate with the necessary refresher training under the STCW 2010 amendments for Advance Fire Fighting.

This is a theoretical class room based course; and it covers a range of subjects. It deals with firefighting procedures, communication and coordination, ventilation control, fire precautions, management and control of injured persons, procedure for communicating with shore side fire fighter.

Once completed, candidates will be awarded with the MCA approved STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Firefighting certificate. 

5 years.

MCA

£165 excl. VAT

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STCW Medical Care on Board Ship Update (MCOBU)

3 Days

From £345.00

The STCW Proficiency in Medical Care On-board Update (MCOBU) course is set up to cover the requirements given in Article 4(1)(b) of the Directive ‘92/29 EEC: Service as Master or the person in charge of medical care on UK-registered vessels’. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) requires that the Master and the person designated to take charge of medical care and medicines on-board to hold an MCA-approved Proficiency in Medical Care (PMC) (STCW A-VI/4 paragraph 4-6) certificate or an MCA-approved Updated Proficiency in Medical Care certificate, issued within the preceding 5 years. 

This course offers delegates with the Proficiency in Medical Care certificate, or Proficiency in Medical Care Updating certificate a refresher in knowledge and skills, every five years. 

  • The delegate understands how to participate in the coordinated provision of medical care to a person on board

  • The delegate can assess and provide care to an ill person on board

  • The delegate can assess and provide care to an injured casualty on board

Successful candidates will be awarded with an MCA approved STCW Proficiency in Medical Care On-board Update (MCOBU) certificate, after a short exam. 

  1. Aged 16 or over. 

  1. Photographic ID (A Government issued, photographic proof of identity on the day of the course and this should take the form of either a valid Passport or a driving license or a valid discharge book). 

  2. Delegates must have completed the STCW Medical Care On Board (MCOB) course within five years of attainment; OR Have an STCW Medical Care On Board (MCOB) course older than 5 years and be able to prove having taken part in drills and onboard training as an officer in the last 5 years.

5 years.

£340  excl. VAT

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STCW Refresher Course - 5 Course/Route 1 (PSTU + FPFFU + PSCRBU + AFFU + FRBU)

5 Days On Site Course

From £759.00

The route 1 updates are an update cycle available to experienced and active seafarers, whose knowledge is current.

This covers all of the STCW Basic Safety Training including Fast Rescue Boats.

  • STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft and rescue Boats other then Fast Rescue Boats (PSCRB) Updating
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST) Updating
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) Updating
  • STCW Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF) Updating
  • STCW Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) Updating
  • Certification per MIN 535

and

  • Having carried out on board training within last 5 years.

5 years

£759 excl. VAT