Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) - course

About the course

Our course follows the ISPS Code, which is a comprehensive set of maritime security measures to enhance the safety and security of ships and port facilities against criminal, terrorist, espionage, and piracy threats.

The ISPS Code 2004 update provides a standardised model of risk management that is internationally recognised. Designed in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, it is implemented through XI-2 SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) convention.

The training and certification is in accordance with the learning objectives set out in Section A-VI paragraph 6-8 of the amended STCW Code, and includes:

  • maintenance of the ship security plan
  • recognition of security threats and risks
  • the practice of regular security inspections
  • the use of security equipment and systems

For shipboard personnel with designated security duties nominated within the SSP (Ship Security Plan) engaged on ISPS Code compliant vessels. Any seafarer involved in the security of a vessel. The Designated Security Duties certificate is an IMO-recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Qualification

Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) STCW A-VI/6- 2 Proficency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD).

One day - £200

In-house training options also available, please call us for more information.

Duration

This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 1.5 days.

Dates

  • 27 and 28 April
  • 1 and 2 June
  • 27 and 28 July

Who should attend

For shipboard personnel engaged on ISPS Code compliant vessels with designated security duties nominated within the SSP (Ship Security Plan). Any seafarer who is involved in security of a vessel. The MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, is an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Assessment

Students will be assessed by an end of course exam.

Apply for this course

To book onto this course please visit our eStore page.

To find out any further information, or to apply to one of our other CPD courses, please contact the Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy at seapowercentre@plymouth.ac.uk