The Online MCA Approved (STCW
ISPS) 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
This training currently
requires to be completed once in the
is also a mandatory requirement under the
Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) for Armed
Maritime Security Teams or Unarmed Maritime
Security Team (MST) Operators as part the
defences for all UK-Flagged Ship's.
No requirement to travel.
MCA (STCW ISPS) Approved.
Fully online, including final
Certification emailed within 24 hours
of submitting results.
Under the MNTB requirements, the following
are the five key Learning Outcomes of the
Online MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency
in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course:
The learner knows why ship security
is important and knows the roles and
responsibilities of the
organisations and the individuals
The learner knows what constitutes
security risk, threat and
vulnerability to the ship, its
personnel, cargo and operations.
The learner knows the capabilities
and limitations of security methods,
equipment and systems.
The learner knows how to maintain
the measures in a Ship Security Plan
and related requirements.
The learner is able to maintain the
effectiveness of security
arrangements, procedures and
equipment at the three Maritime
Security Levels, taking into account