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STCW Proficiency in designated Security Duties PDSD

Yacht Crew (Online MCA)

For yacht Crew. Mandatory to become a Stewardess or Deckhand on board Yachts with Security Duties.

€ 230.00

MCA Approved Proficiency in Personal designated security duties (PDSD) training must be undertaken by all crew on commercial and private Yachts which are required to comply with the ISPS Code. This training/instruction meets the requirements of Section (STCW A-VI/6-2) of the amended STCW Code.

STCW Designated Security Duties

MCA and STCW Approved and internationally recognized.

STCW Course Certificate digital and original sent to home address.

Fully Online and Interactive Training Materials.

STCW Personal Designated Security Duties is included with your Deckhand and Stewardess Training

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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.

Awarding Body

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

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.

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.

Is STCW Proficiency in designated Security Duties (PDSD) required to work on board Yachts as crew ?

To work as a Stewardess on Yachts you require minimum STCW Security Awareness (PSA) Course for Security Duties on board but we recommend that you get STCW Proficiency in designated Security Duties (PDSD) to work on the largest yachts in the world. 

To work as a Deckhand on Yachts you require minimum STCW Security Awareness (PSA) Course for Security Duties on board. And we recommend to get STCW Proficiency in designated Security Duties (PDSD) to do all required deckhand duties and to work on large yachts. 

You need STCW Basic Safety and Yacht training for Deckhands or Stewardesses. A mandatory Certificate is to have when working on board as Yacht Crew is STCW Security Awareness (MCA Approved for Yacht Crew). And we recommend as a minimum to get STCW Proficiency in designated Security Duties (PDSD Yacht crew).

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