MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency as Ship Security Officer 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.

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.

Course Assessment:

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.

NOTE: By purchasing this course, you are confirming that you possess the relevant experience and may be required to prove this before the relevant certificate is issued.


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Subject

The Learner will cover the information and subjects associated with the following six Learning Outcomes, as detailed under the Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency (KUP) within the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) requirements for Short Courses.

Learning Outcome 1: 

The learner understands the importance of ship security and the roles and responsibilities of organisations and individuals involved in it. 

Learning Outcome 2: 

The learner knows how to assess security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations. 

Learning Outcome 3: 

The learner understands the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

Learning Outcome 4: 

The learner knows how to implement a ship security plan and related regulatory requirements. 

Learning Outcome 5: 

The learner knows how to determine the effectiveness of current security arrangements, procedures and equipment. 

Learning Outcome 6: 

The learner understands how to promote security awareness and vigilance on board ship. 

Certification

Your Official MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) SSO Certificate:

The online SSO Course is fully approved by the UK Maritime & Coastguard and is internationally recognised and accepted.  It includes the 2010 Manila Amendments and conforms to Regulation VI/5, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/5, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended, and incorporates the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) and the Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) as laid down in Regulation VI/6 and Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Convention and Code.


NOTE: All three modules must be successfully completed, and the assessment passed to receive your official MCA Approved Certificate. The official Certificate is emailed to you within 24 hours of notifying us of your successful completion of the SSO Course. A hardcopy, embossed version of the online certificate can be requested and will be posted to your address free of charge.

Demo

Course Demo:

You can view a free demonstration of the SSO modules 1 to 3 by clicking on the relevant following hyperlink:

https://courses.vtcelearning.online/demo-sso-programme-module-1

https://courses.vtcelearning.online/demo-sso-programme-module-2

https://courses.vtcelearning.online/demo-sso-programme-module-3

Please note that the content you can view has been restricted and this demonstration of the module is to present you with a ‘taste’ of the modules themselves. To view all the content in these modules, you can purchase using the options provided on this page.

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The Learner will cover the information and subjects associated with the following six Learning Outcomes, as detailed under the Knowledge, Understanding & Proficiency (KUP) within the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) requirements for Short Courses.

Learning Outcome 1: 

The learner understands the importance of ship security and the roles and responsibilities of organisations and individuals involved in it. 

Learning Outcome 2: 

The learner knows how to assess security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations. 

Learning Outcome 3: 

The learner understands the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

Learning Outcome 4: 

The learner knows how to implement a ship security plan and related regulatory requirements. 

Learning Outcome 5: 

The learner knows how to determine the effectiveness of current security arrangements, procedures and equipment. 

Learning Outcome 6: 

The learner understands how to promote security awareness and vigilance on board ship. 

Your Official MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) SSO Certificate:

The online SSO Course is fully approved by the UK Maritime & Coastguard and is internationally recognised and accepted.  It includes the 2010 Manila Amendments and conforms to Regulation VI/5, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/5, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended, and incorporates the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) and the Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) as laid down in Regulation VI/6 and Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Convention and Code.


NOTE: All three modules must be successfully completed, and the assessment passed to receive your official MCA Approved Certificate. The official Certificate is emailed to you within 24 hours of notifying us of your successful completion of the SSO Course. A hardcopy, embossed version of the online certificate can be requested and will be posted to your address free of charge.

Course Demo:

You can view a free demonstration of the SSO modules 1 to 3 by clicking on the relevant following hyperlink:

https://courses.vtcelearning.online/demo-sso-programme-module-1

https://courses.vtcelearning.online/demo-sso-programme-module-2

https://courses.vtcelearning.online/demo-sso-programme-module-3

Please note that the content you can view has been restricted and this demonstration of the module is to present you with a ‘taste’ of the modules themselves. To view all the content in these modules, you can purchase using the options provided on this page.

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