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Following the government’s guidance, from 4 April we will not be requiring delegates to undertake any testing before attending their course. However, it is strongly recommended that face coverings are worn when in enclosed spaces and where social distancing is not possible. There may also be some courses which still require additional PPE - this will be provided as appropriate.

While the requirement for testing has been relaxed, we ask that students/delegates only attend their course if they are fully well to do so - this is to ensure that fellow students/delegates and staff are protected and courses can continue to run.

If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

Under the STCW 2010 requirements for training and certification, updated proficiency training will need to be undertaken in fire prevention and fire fighting every five years. 

This is a practical one-day fire course involving use of hoses, nozzles and extinguishers, as well as breathing apparatus inside the fire unit, both in restricted visibility and hot fire conditions. 

For further information on updated training, download MSN 1865, and see also MIN 535

NOTE: Those undergoing fire fighting training are 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 consider while you’re attending this physically demanding course. It is therefore essential you feel healthy and are physically fit to undertake such training. 

Prerequisites

To join the updating course, you must show documentary evidence of having completed the full course previously. 

This can be a certificate as follows: 

  • Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, STCW A -VI/1-2 
  • MNTB 2 Day Fire Fighting Course (recognised equivalent pre 31 January 2000) 

Where these cannot be produced, the following MCA certificates are acceptable: 

  • Navigational Watch Rating (NWR) regulation II/4, 
  • Engine Room Watch Rating (ERWR) regulation III/4, 
  • Able Seafarer Deck certification (AB) regulation II/5  
  • AB Certificate of Competency issued under the AB regulations 1970.  

(see MSN 1865 for details)

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Warsash Maritime School and Solent University.

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Course availability

Please contact admissions for course availability and to book.

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Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course.

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.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

Admissions Team


Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday