Covid 19

Dear Customer
You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.

STCW – Security Awareness

All seafarers employed in any capacity on ships or any other vessel to which the ISPS code applies will require a Proficiency in Security Awareness certificate.   

The course provides the necessary knowledge, and proficiency to those intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties. 

When Purchasing this a a standalone course the cost is £60.00 (inclusive of VAT). This course is free to those purchasing the STCW Training Week package, or any other course within the STCW week.

When purchasing the STCW Week or any of its composite courses, please indicate to that you require the Security awareness course and a place will be reserved for you free of charge.


Proficiency in Security Awareness (A-VI/6-1) is a course offering new and experienced crew members the basic information required to carry out security duties onboard and help you to have a heightened security awareness.

This course aims to provide seafarers with the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to protect and maintain their own and others security at sea in accordance with international regulations. 

The following competencies are intended to be gained. 

  • Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness.
  • Recognise security threats
  • Understand the need for, and methods of maintaining security awareness and vigilance.

The course is compulsory for all new crew members and for existing crew members unless they have had at least six months documented sea service on an approved vessel between 1st January 2009 and 1st January 2012 or already hold the SSO or CSO qualification. Full details are in MSN 1865 (M)

STCW Security Awareness Course Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. if you would like further information about the course or to discuss future course dates then please phone us on 01752 770589

STCW Basic Safety Training Week

Course Cost

Course Fee (Inc. VAT) £60 when taken as a single course


Course Duration

1/2 Day - 1315 to 1600


Course venue:

Western Maritime Training: Plymouth


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