STCW Basic Safety Training is comprised of 4 modules taken over 5 days.
1. Personal Survival Techniques (PST) - 1.5 days
2. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) - .5 day
3. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Basic Fire fighting) - 2.0 days
4. First Aid / CPR (Basic First Aid) - 1.0 day
STCW Basic Safety Training focuses on basic safety skills and knowledge in order to provide a framework for safe working practices, emergency procedures and teamwork within the maritime environment.
This course is considered a minimum entry requirement for anyone who wishes to work on yachts or in commercial sector of the maritime industry. It is engaging, challenging and most of all fun! However what you learn during the STCW basic training, could save your own life or that of a crew mate or guest.
STCW stands for the “Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeping” as determined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The STCW Basic Safety Training course is mandated by ALL flag States for all working seafarers. It is the international standard, approved by MCA, USCG, the Marshall Islands Registry and nearly every leading flag state in the world.
In 2010, the STCW convention was reviewed and ultimately added Security to the basic certification requirement. As a result Bluewater Crew Training in Antibes now offers the Security with Designated Duties module, which runs frequently throughout the year.
STCW Training Centers
Bluewater Yachting have their training centers in the following locations:
- Antibes, France
- Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Bluewater Yachting reviews as published on Google:
Most professional organisation! Well done.
Perfect place to start your career. Friendly atmosphere, very skilled and professional instuctors that are always ready to answer all your questions and doubts. Will book more courses with them in the future!
The best yacht agency what I saw in my Life
I have made my STCW refresher before with Bluewater, but in Palma.
Unfortunately this time around wasn’t so successful, I was away with work and last minute my client had covid and so my return to the south of France was delayed.. I emailed Bluewater to ask if I could change the refresher dates, but technical issues I didn’t receive a reply (to be fair they did send a reply, for some reason I didn’t receive)
I drove back to France the day before the scheduled date and called to ask where I should go the following day. Because of the lost emails they had filled my space on the course, and had moved me to the next available position.. Great I thought! But then told me I would have to pay a 50% cancellation fee
Customer service is world class! I had the pleasure of being in contact with the team regarding my stcw training, they were ever so accommodating and Pippa is a living legend!
Its all good until it isnt...Really bad attention to detail. Impossible to get access to staff when advice is required concerning an on line course. Attitude from the top down really disappointing.
Very good training center. The training and the crew team are very welcoming and caring. The organization of the course sessions is well oiled (a bus can take you to the training center, the classrooms are well equipped, the free coffee break is very punctual). The trainers are really excellent, very professional, with a touch of humor and very easy to understand for non english native spoken. I highly recommend Bluewater for all your training.
I needed to do my refresher before I could join a boat and they were quick and accommodating to help me out escprcially as I kept having to change locations and dates. Really happy and awesome training
I had amazing experience with Bluewater courses! Our mentor managed to turn boring subjects in a course full of fun and good experience! He managed to transfer knowledge on us keeping our attention every minute of the class... Was really good and pleasant experience. Keep going like that!!!!
Professional and really polite individuals. Really good website and useful information. Have opportunity to do some courses and looking forward to do it again.
Great course, qualified for the seas. Great deliverance of course material. Trainers kept focus of all who attended, free coffee wasn’t bad. Transportation was easy. General course easy to follow, very good support and information provided. Very safe environment also entailing a very practical & easy experience for the “fire service requirements”. Great time.
Bluewater is offering an acceptional service. I've enjoyed my trainings with their instructors and found the staff genuine and helpful.
I recommend them!
Having used Bluewater training to complete all of my courses from basic STCW through OOW modules to Masters modules, I can attest to the quality and professionalism of the staff and facilities at Bluewater Antibes. Their services have proved to be efficient and effective for training and for crew placement. To be recommended!
Best, most helpful training center agency.
I do not even consider other options. Bluewater is always my first choice.
Just finished my Yachting in Action course with bluewater last week. Could not have had a better time! The whole team from the office staff through to all of the instructors were great! Very proffessional and freindly. Would definitely reccommend this course and company to everyone.
Very helpful friendly team, help with lists for accomodation etc. All courses were in English run by instructors who know the yachting industry well. Great advice and support and resturant on site along with coffee/vending machines and a club house
Société à fuir car proche de l'escroquerie. En effet beaucoup d'éléments ont été volontairement dissimulés comme par exemple l'impossibilité de travailler sur des bateaux français avec leurs formations !!! Il y a un très gros manque d'informations dans cette entreprise qui n'accompagne pas du tout Les gens vers l'emploi. À mon avis ça ne doit pas être dur de trouver mieux ailleurs
Not very helpful at all. Staff knew nothing about the so called training courses. The person I spoke with seemed to have a limited mental capacity. Try using words with only a single syllable or take a 5 year old with you to help with communication.
- STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
- STCW Basic Safety Training Week