MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency as Ship Security Officer Course
- Course Type:
- STCW ➜ Ship Security Officer
- Training School:
- Virtual Training Centre
- online course
- 5 days
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About the Online SSO Course:
When you purchase this first of its kind, fully online and MCA Approved Ship Security Officer course, you will receive three fully-loaded modules that make up the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency as Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course.
This online SSO course has been written by MCA Certified Ship Security & Company Security Officers, and covers the six Learning Outcomes required under the knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency (KUP) of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) in accordance with the ISPS Code.
Duration (Modules 1 to 3):
Approximately 21 hours depending on reading speed divided into the three modules. You can go in and out of the course as often as you like as the course will record where you last left off. However, you must complete the final assessment in one sitting or it will reset.
Who Should Attend?
Those Ship’s officers who have been, or are likely to be appointed as the Ship Security Officers under the ISPS Code should take this Fully Online, MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) Ship Security Officer Course.
Candidates are assessed in Module 3 which consists of an online test made up of 60 randomised multi-choice or true or false answer questions and text matching exercises along with a short essay requirement. Candidates must achieve a pass mark of 70% to successfully pass this course.
Expertise in Maritime Security Training:
All courses are written by UK DfT MCA accredited trainers possessing the highest level of maritime security training and experience (former Royal Marines FPGRM, MCA Approved SSO and CSO) since 1992. Virtual Training Centre Trainers possess extensive experience in instructing on multiple types of vessels and understand the issues facing crews and other personnel when it comes to mitigating security risks. When you take one of our online MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) SSO Courses you can be sure you are getting the very best in the industry.
Mandatory Course Prerequisites:
A minimum of twelve months seagoing service on vessels over 80 gross tonnage or 24 meters is required to qualify for an STCW compliant Ship Security Officer Certificate. Any SSO Candidates without the required pre-course experience will receive an endorsed certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) which can be upgraded to an SSO qualification free of charge once evidence is obtained that the minimum sea going requirement has been reached.