Online MCA Approved STCW ISPS Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (Superyachts) Course



Internationally Recognised
STCW & MCA Approved

Course Certificate

Fully Online and Interactive
Training Materials

Official MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Designated Security Duties Certification

The online Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course is fully approved by the UK DfT Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and is internationally recognised and accepted.  It includes the 2010 Manila Amendments and conforms to Regulation VI/6, paragraph 4 and Section A-VI/6, paragraphs 6 to 8 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended and incorporates Proficiency in Security Awareness laid down in Regulation VI/6 and Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Convention and Code and has also met the additional criteria specified in the STCW Convention and Code, applicable to the issue of this certificate.

Secure PDF Certificate

Upon successful completion of the online course, verification of Learner ID, and associated official Assessment, Learners will receive an electronic version of the official course certificate (in secure PDF format). Certificates are usually sent out within 24 hours of confirmation of your results, or the next working day.

Hardcopy, Embossed Stamped Certificate

Learners may also request a hardcopy certificate to be posted to their home address for a small administration and postage charge.

Course Duration

The course duration is approximately 8 hours. Learners may enter and exit the course as often as they require. Your licence allows you access to the course for up to 6 months to complete [if required] or upon successful completion of the course.

After your order you will receive log in details to take the online course. 

You are required to submit an official form of ID such as a scan of your passport, driving licence, or other official photo ID. This is to ensure you are who you state yourself to be, and so we can use this ID to collect the relevant information that will populate your official course certificate. It is very easy to do and will only take you around five (5) minutes to do.

YES, the course is 100% online and you are required to adhere to the strict requirements outlined in the course explanation as well as any requests made of you during the course such as completing and submitting your online Learner Verification.

Awarding Body

This online PDSD Course is fully approved and certified under the MCA & STCW

Course Learning Outcomes

The Online (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) meets with the following Learning Outcomes as set out by the Merchant Navy Training Board.

  1. Know why ship security is important and knows the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.
  2. Know what constitutes a security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo, and operations.
  3. Understand the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment, and systems.
  4. Know how to maintain the measures in a ship security plan and related requirements.
  5. Maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures, and equipment at the three security levels, considering their limitations.

Viewing the Course

Due to the nature of these online courses, and the interactivity required at times by the Learner, it is highly-recommended that you view the course on either a Tablet Device, Laptop or Desktop. Mobile phones do not allow for the Learner to fully engage with and receive the full benefits of the e-Learning Course.

Payment plans 50%


Use code "paylater50%" to start a payment plan with 50% off.

Payment plans 50%


free yacht cv and job offers to your phone

Get the edge in your job search….