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Glasgow Martime Academy delivers the ship security officers course every alternate week


Course Duration: 1 day


Course dates: See Below or Click here. If you need any last minute slots please contact us on our phone number.


Course Eligibility: There is no minimum requirement to attend but it is advisable that you possess an understanding of ships operations but this is not mandatory.


Course Fee: £ 300 /-


Course Description


The Proficiency in Designated Security Duties training meets with the requirements of Section A-VI paragraphs 6-8 of the amended STCW code. This training is required by all personnel employed or engaged onboard ships to which the ISPS Code applies who have designated duties under the ships security plan. These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2012, however, Port State Control Officers have been requested by IMO not to enforce this regulation until 1 January 2014 provided that the vessel otherwise complies with the ISPS code (see IMO circulars STCW Circ.7/16 and STCW Circ.7/17). This training leads to the issue of an STCW Certificate of Proficiency. This course is also mandatory for armed security or unarmed security team member as part of a Maritime Security Team. This training need only be completed once in the seafarers career, there is no requirement for refreshment or revalidation.


Course Content


1. Background to the international maritime security framework

2. Ship security arrangements

3. Performance of ship security duties

4. Security contingencies and response

5. Training and drills requirements under ISPS code


On completion of this training a seafarer will at least be able to:


• Maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan;

• Recognise security risk and threats;

• Undertake regular security inspections; and

• Properly use security equipment and systems.




Contact Us


To enquire use the form on the right or contact Kiera on


Tel. 0044-1415542248



Proficiency in designated security duties - MCA Approved - PDSD

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Course Dates           Availibility


14.03.2019               YES

28.03.2019               YES

11.04.2019               YES

25.04.2019               YES

16.05.2019               YES

30.05.2019               YES

13.06.2019               YES

27.06.2019               YES

11.07.2019               YES

25.07.2019               YES

15.08.2019               YES

29.08.2019               YES

12.09.2019               YES

26.09.2019               YES

17.10.2019               YES

31.10.2019               YES

14.11.2019               YES

28.11.2019               YES

12.12.2019                YES

Course Dates           Availibility


17.05.2018               YES

31.05.2018               YES

14.06.2018               YES

28.06.2018               YES

12.07.2018               YES

26.07.2018               YES

16.08.2018               YES

30.08.2018               YES

13.09.2018               YES

27.09.2018               YES

11.10.2018               YES

25.10.2018               YES

15.11.2018               YES

29.11.2018               YES

13.12.2018               YES

17.01.2019               YES

31.01.2019               YES

14.02.2019               YES

28.02.2019               YES