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About this course

This one-day course is designed to provide the essential knowledge for those undertaking designated security duties on board ship. 

The programme meets the knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements set out in the STCW table A-VI/6-2, which supports Chapter XI-2 of the annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, as amended and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. 

What you'll learn

On completion of the course you should: 

  • know why ship security is important and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved, 
  • understand what constitutes security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations, 
  • know the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems, 
  • know how to maintain the measures in a ship security plan and related requirements, and 
  • be able to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, considering their limitations. 

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Solent University from week commencing 6 July 2020.

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Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

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Admissions Team

Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday