proficiency in designated security duties online course

Looking for ways to improve your information security skills? Better and more frequent understanding of this subject matter is achievable by taking the proficiency in designated security duties online course.

Possession of updated information about the various threats on the Internet is a great advantage for every user, who learns to protect themselves from danger. Having expert knowledge in improper actions that can turn into threats you will be able to avoid them and rely on your online security. In order to be more informed, it is worth going through such courses as Proficiency in Designated Security Duties Online Training.

1 Day Course | 0900 – 1700 Daily | Pre-requisites: None

Prerequisites: None

Certificate validity: There is no expiration date for this qualification

Certification: Upon successful completion you will be awarded a certificate in Proficiency in Designated security Duties

Duration: 8 Hours
Cost:£170.00 (Please note all prices include vat @20%)
Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall  Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

STCW Basic Safety Training

What is the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties  (PDSD) Course?

The Proficiency in Designated Security Duties is aimed to cover all the essential details, practices and regulations required by a crew member undertaking a designated security duty whilst onboard a vessel.

The one day course covers all the basics, such as why security on a vessel is so important, the roles and responsibilities of those onboard in different security roles, what risks, threats and vulnerabilities there are to a ship, and the extents and limitations of security practices.

Our PDSD course at South West Maritime Academy is set out by the STCW and  Manila amendments 2010 that contain new requirements regarding security training. this course supersedes the Proficiency in Security Awareness

In fact these regulations came into force 1 January 2014 yet many crew members are still not compliant and therefore render the vessel open to being detained by port state control. Training must be undertaken by all seafarers and security personnel who have designated duties under the Ships Security Plan (SSP), as set out by STCW A-VI16-2.

Furthermore all of our training is carried out by instructors with the highest level of maritime security experience so when you come to us for maritime security training of any kind you can be sure you are getting the best in the industry.

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Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Course Content

Maintain the conditions set out in a Ship Security Plan (SSP)
Recognise security risk and threats
Undertake regular security inspections
Properly use security equipment and systems
ISPS Code Overview
Relevant Codes, International Conventions & Recommendations
The Ship Security Plan
Ship Security Levels
Ship Security Assessment
Performance of Security Duties
Security Contingencies & Responses
Bomb & IED Threats Explained
Stowaways and Refugees
Maritime Piracy

Do I need to complete security training to work at sea?

Yes. As part of the Manilla amendments 2010 all seafarers are required to complete security training. The level of training depends on their specific role.

Which course do I need to complete?

(PSA) Proficiency in Security Awareness: Must be undertaken by ALL above not holding a
Designated Security duty on board. This includes Stewards, galley staff, entertainment staff, Pilots, etc.

(PDSD) Proficiency in Designated Security Duties: Must be undertaken by any crew who have designated duties under the Ship Security Plan. Gangway watches, stowaway searches, baggage searches, etc..

Contact us

Please contact us if you require any further information about this course or wish to book on behalf of a company:
Telephone: 01454 260130
Email: [email protected]

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday  – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with course joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment will be received by email.

There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget. For a list of local accommodation please click here.

Designated Security Duties

The aim of this Designated Security Duties online course is to raise awareness about the different security threats and how seafarers can maintain security on board of a ship.

Security training for seafarers with designated security duties:

The STCW Designated Security Duties training is mandatory for all seafarers working on board of vessels who do have designated security duties. These seafarers must hold an official certificate of  STCW Designated Security Duties training.

This Designated Security Duties online course is in accordance with  STCW A-VI/6 and IMO.TELL ME MORE

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Course Details


4 hours




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Certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties for Seafarers

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Liberian Registry (LISCR) – Panama accepted€ 80

Course Content

  • Basic security
  • Maritime security policy
  • Security responsibilities
  • Threat identification
  • Search actions
  • Operation and testing of security equipment
  • Ship Security Actions
  • Emergency preparedness, training and drills
  • Assessment (Test)


  • The Assessment consists of multiple-choice questions
  • After passing the assessment, you will receive a download link for your certificate approved by the Liberian Registry
  • You are free to (re)print your certificate anytime. A signed and stamped original hard-copy by mail can be ordered (not included)
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System requirements

You will need a PC, laptop (Windows or MacBook), tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android)

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Payments can be done by credit card. Our payment processor is Stripe

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Upon successful completion of the test, you can download your certificate

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