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 2012 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.
Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) STCW A-VI/6- 2 Proficency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD).
In-house training options also available, please call us for more information.
This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of one day.
- 04 March 2019
- 13 May 2019
- 22 July 2019
- 16 September 2019
- 11 November 2019
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.
Delivered on the University of Plymouth main campus.