ESTS International is a provider of both accredited and customised security courses and programmes. We have Approved Centre status by the UK DfT Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Edexcel. We provide courses in Maritime Security (MARSEC), Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT), Anti-Kidnapping, Personal Security, Close Protection and Commercial Security. We also provide Clients with Security Consultancy Services and design and deliver Specialist Security Training.
 
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MCA Approved (STCW ISPS)
Online Proficiency as Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course
UK Department for Transport (DfT) Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Approved Courses. This ISPS Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course is approved by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).
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About the SSO Course:
This is the first fully online,
DfT UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency as Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course made up of three modules.

Written by MCA Certified Ship Security & Company Security Officers, this course covers the six Learning Outcomes required under the knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency (KUP) of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) in accordance with the ISPS Code.

 

Who should attend?

Those Ship’s officers who have been or are likely to be appointed as the Ship Security Officers under the ISPS Code should take this online SSO Course.

 

Course Prerequisites

A minimum of twelve months seagoing service on vessels over 80 gross tonnage or 24 meters is required to qualify for an STCW compliant Ship Security Officer Certificate. Any SSO Candidates without the required pre-course experience will receive an endorsed certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) which can be upgraded to an SSO qualification free of charge once evidence is obtained that the minimum sea going requirement has been reached.

 

Assessment (Applies to Module 3 Only)
Candidates are assessed in Module 3 which consists of an online test made up of 60 randomised multi-choice or true or false answer questions and text matching exercises along with a short essay requirement. Candidates must achieve a pass mark of 70% to successfully pass this course.

Our Expertise in Maritime Security Training:
All courses are written by UK DfT MCA accredited trainers possessing the highest level of maritime security training and expertise (former Royal Marines FPGRM, MCA Approved SSO and CSO) since 1992.

Our Experienced Course Authors:
Virtual Training Centre Course Authors possess extensive experience in instructing on multiple types of vessels and understand the issues facing crews and other personnel when it comes to mitigating security risks. When you take one of our online MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) SSO Courses you can be sure you are getting the very best in the industry.

About the Learning Outcomes:

This module covers the following six Learning Outcomes and associated Learning Objectives as detailed in the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) Short Courses Guide. 

Learning Outcome 1:
The learner understands the importance of ship security and the roles & responsibilities of organisations and individuals involved in it.

Learning Outcome 2:
The learner knows how to assess security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations.

Learning Outcome 3:
The learner understands the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

Learning Outcome 4:
The learner knows how to implement a ship security plan and related regulatory requirements.

Learning Outcome 5: 
The learner knows how to determine the effectiveness of current security arrangements, procedures and equipment.


Learning Outcome 6: 
The learner understands ho
w to promote security awareness and vigilance on board ship.

Online Course Details

 

Module Price: £560 +VAT (where applicable)
Duration: 21 Hours | Online Course
Course Delivery: Modules 1 to 3 (Online)
Assessment: Fully Online (Module 3)
Certification: UK DfT MCA Certificate (STCW ISPS)

 

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