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About this course

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.

Seafarers holding an existing PSCRB qualification are required to complete this updated proficiency training course every five years to maintain proficiency under the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW Section A-VI/2).  

This is a one-day course comprising theory and practical sessions, both in the classroom and at our pier head facility. Attendees are required to be fit enough to undertake practical drills in handling inflatable rescue boats, lifeboats and life rafts. 

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

Prerequisites

You must provide evidence of having completed the full Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) training course or accepted equivalent as listed in MIN 535 (pages 2 and 4).

Please note: Delegates who hold a certificate of Competency (Yacht) with Davit Launched Lifeboat Restrictions or who have only completed the Advanced Sea Survival for Yachtsmen/Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) (Restricted) may attend the course, but, as per MCA requirements (MIN 533), will be issued with an Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) (Restricted) certificate on successful course completion.

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.

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Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday