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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SSO Course | The MCA Accredited (STCW ISPS) Proficiency As Ship Security Officer Course With Anti-Piracy & Terrorism Awareness Training Modules ...

The Ship Security Officer (SSO) is responsible for the security of the ship, as well as maintaining the Ship Security Plan as set out by the Company. He or she must have knowledge of, and have received associated training in a range of competencies such as detailed in the ISPS Code, Part B, Article 13.1, and the guidance laid out in the SOLAS Regulations 1974 as amended Chapter XI-2.

The Ship Security Officer position was formalised under the regulations as detailed above, and the training has become mandatory for all those wishing to fulfil the role of the Ship Security Officer on vessels over 500 gross tonnes.
 

 
Course Delegates Will Receive:
  • Training from MCA Accredited Maritime Security Specialists
  • An in-depth, comprehensive SSO Course Manual
  • An Internationally-Recognised MCA (STCW ISPS) SSO Certificate
  • An ESTS Anti-Piracy Awareness Training (APAT) Certificate
  • An In-Depth Introduction to Terrorism
  • Additional Useful Resources for a Ship Security Officer
Course Subjects:
  • The SSO's Duties & Responsibilities
  • An Introduction to the ISPS Code
  • Maintaining Ship Security Assessments & Plans
  • Understand the Maritime Ship Security Levels
  • The Safeguarding of Sensitive Security Related Information
  • Conduct Ship Security and Risk Assessments
  • Maritime Security Policy & Procedures
  • Security Verification & Certification
  • Training Requirements for Security & Non-Security Personnel
  • International Legislation & Organisations
  • The Use, Testing and Maintenance of Security Equipment
  • The Handling and Safeguarding of Stowaways & Refugees
  • The Ship Security Assessment
  • The Security Survey
  • The Ship Security Plan
Anti-Piracy & Terrorism Awareness Modules:
  • An introduction to Maritime Piracy
  • Maritime Anti-Piracy Countermeasures
  • The Use of Citadels
  • An Introduction to Terrorism
  • Maritime Terrorism - An Emerging Threat
  • Weapons, Parts & Components
  • Explosive Devices of Terrorism
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Course Fee:
580 +VAT (Standard Fee)
Note: Contact Us for Group Discounts prior to booking.
Duration:
3 Days (non-residential).
Certification By:
Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA STCW ISPS) & Anti-Piracy Awareness Training through ESTS International.
Training Venue Option 1:
Bury, Greater Manchester.
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Training Venue Option 2:
For GROUP Bookings Only, Courses Can Be Delivered at the Clients Site (Price on Application).
Course Reference Code:
MCA-SSO
Pre-Requisites of Attendance:
Candidates must possess at least 12 months sea-going experience or experience within the relevant armed forces (Marines, Navy, Merchant Navy) and knowledge or decent understanding of vessel operations.

NOTE:
Candidates without the required pre-course experience will receive a certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties, which will be upgraded to SSO Certificate on completion of above pre-requisites of attendance.

By booking onto this course you acknowledge that you possess the required experience and may be asked to provide evidence of this and/or accept the 'NOTE' term listed above.

Ordering in Bulk:
Contact Us to discuss the discount options available for bulk purchases of courses that you can use on any course date.

 
 
 
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