Formed in 2004 and since become a leading provider of bespoke and fully-accredited Maritime Security Training Courses through the UK Department of Transport Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). ESTS are also fully accredited as a Training Centre by Edexcel (Pearson Group) offering Medical Training Courses such as FPOS-Intermediate and MIRA. We also specialise in the provision of Hostile Environment Awareness Training and the Anti-Kidnap & Targeting Indicator (AKTI) Courses.  
 

 
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The MCA Accredited STCW ISPS Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course meets the knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements set out in the 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. Approved by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), it has been designed to give delegates with designated security duties an understanding of their various security responsibilities and understanding of the Ship Security Levels 1 to 3.  The course also incorporates our own Anti-Piracy Awareness Training modules. In addition to the Manchester, UK Head Office Venue, the course can be presented worldwide and to a client's requirements. Course Delegates will receive training from a highly-experienced MCA Accredited Trainer, and receive a very informative and information-packed Proficiency in Designated Security Duties Course Manual to use as an invaluable reference aid.
 
PLEASE NOTE: As of the 15th July 2014, ESTS International will be releasing the 1-day MCA Accredited (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course to replace the current 2-day PDSD Course.

MCA (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Designated Security Duties & Anti-Piracy Awareness Training Course
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Course Price: 190 GBP + VAT Per Student | 1 Day Non-Residential Course
Course Venue: Manchester Head Office, United Kingdom | Clients Location for Private Courses
Course Certificate 1:

Full MCA Accredited (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Certificate.
 
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.

Course Certificate 2: ESTS International Anti-Piracy Awareness Training (APAT) Certificate
Course Pre-Requisites:

There are no course pre-requisites to attending this course.


Subjects Areas Covered
(but not limited to):
  • Working knowledge of Maritime Acronyms & Definitions
  • Security Equipment & Security Systems;
  • Testing, Calibration & Maintenance of Security Equipment;
  • Maritime Security (MARSEC) Anti-Piracy Countermeasures;
  • Know why ship security is important and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved;
  • Understand what constitutes security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations;
  • Know the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems;
  • Know how to maintain the measures in a ship security plan and related requirements;
  • Be able to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.
Assessment Methods:

Continuous assessment will be conducted during the course theory with Q&A sessions throughout the course. Delegates are actively encouraged to participate and contribute where they are able

Associated Training:
MCA (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Course
MCA (STCW ISPS) Proficiency as Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course
MCA (STCW ISPS) Superyacht Security & Anti-Piracy Training Packages

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Course Costs & Numbers:

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Additional Expenses:

Any associated airfares, meals and accommodation for Instructors to be arranged at the Clients expense. Any other expenses where applicable will be cleared with the Client prior to agreement of provision of training.
 

ESTS International are a fully approved Training Centre by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) for Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Courses.

MCA Accredited STCW ISPS Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Training Courses by ESTS International.
MCA Accredited STCW ISPS Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Training Courses by ESTS International.
 
MCA Accredited STCW ISPS Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Training Courses by ESTS International.

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ESTS International
United Kingdom Office

Delphian House, Riverside
Salford, Manchester
M3 5FS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 161 839 8243
Email: info@specialist-security.com   
   
 
Company Registration Numbers

UK Company Number: 05096008
VAT Number: 138229115
ESTS International are recognised as a Training Centre by the MCA, Edexcel (The Pearson Group) and offer SIA Recognised Courses.

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