STCW Sea Survival Courses | Personal Survival Techniques Updating Training

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

STCW Reg VI/1 para 1 & Sec A-VI/1 para 3 and 4.1

Route One - For those holding an original PST certificate and have a completed self-declaration form

Duration: 0.5 day (there will be refreshment breaks and hot and cold beverages provided)

Fee: £144 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two -
For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.

Duration: 1 day (there will be refreshment breaks and 1hr lunch break each day. Hot and cold beverages provided)

Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

If you book 3 or more elements of the 5 updating training courses (PST, FP&FF, AFF, PSC&RB & FRB) taking place in the same week, we will offer a 10% discount on the overall updating course cost.

Course Dates:

17th July 2018
31st July 2018
4th September 2018
2nd October 2018
30th October 2018
27th November 2018


  • Seafarers who have six 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 who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
  • A basic level of fitness is required to complete the practical elements of the course. There is no pre-learning required. 

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, group discussions, trainer led presentations, interactive exercises using examples of PPE and safety equipment, life raft launch and inflation, life raft use, righting an upturned life raft and safe movement in the water.

Delegates will be assessed throughout the course.

Trainer to delegate ratio of 1:24 for theory elements and 1:8 for practical sessions.

The STCW requirement for refresher training at 5-yearly intervals must be met or sufficient onboard evidence must be provided.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

Course Availability

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