Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy CPD courses

"The University of Plymouth’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses offered by the Dartmouth Centre for Sea Power and Strategy are unique because they are delivered by expert practitioner trainers as well as staff from the University. The courses are designed to improve your knowledge of current security challenges, and enhance your skills to meet the demands of today's competitive security industry market."
Dr Fotios Moustakis, Associate Professor and Director of Dartmouth Centre for Sea Power and Strategy.

The University of Plymouth is an approved Department for Transport (DfT) and Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) training provider

All Port Facility Security Officers (PFSO) and Ship Security Officer (SSO) must be certified by an approved training provider.

View us on the DfT's list of approved training providers

Abbreviations guide

  • MCA - Maritime Coastguard Agency
  • ATP - Approved Training Provider
  • PAS - Public Availability Standards

  • ISO - International Organisation for Standards
  • STCW - Standards of Training and Certification of Watch-keepers
  • ISPS - International Ship and Port Facility Security Code
  • SOLAS - Safety of Life at Sea
  • IMO - International Maritime Organisation