Everything you need to know about the Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Course

STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) is designed for all seafarers and gives them the basic information required to carry out security duties onboard, helping them to have heightened security awareness.

About the Course:

STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) is an online, MCA-approved course, designed for all seafarers. This course is compulsory and the minimum training requirement for staff/crew who do not have assigned designated security duties on board vessels and mobile offshore units.

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) provides the knowledge required to enable personnel with basic security awareness in support of the Ships Security Plan. The course has been developed in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention and the Manila Amendments of 2010, which detail a mandatory requirement for all seafarers to receive security awareness training.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Maritime Security
  • Key Threats
  • Plans, Policies and Procedures
  • Communication and Reporting

Who should take the Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Course?

All seafarers working on board vessels (where the ISPS code applies) who do not have designated security duties.

Course Price:

The Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) course costs £60. However, we do offer discounts to organisations making bulk purchases.

What Qualification is Received?

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) STCW Reg. VI/6-1

Who is the Awarding Body?

Our courses are approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Course Duration:

The Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) course takes around 3-4 hours to complete.


The course is available to take immediately after purchase and can be found in the E-learning profile section of the account.


Candidates will not receive their certificate until their credentials have been verified (usually within 24 hours of receiving their ID). Once the candidates credentials have been verified, their certificate will be sent electronically immediately and a hard copy dispatched usually within 5-10 working days.

Why Choose Securewest International for the Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Course?

  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency Approved
  • Our Maritime Assistance Centre (MAC) offers 24/7 customers service
  • Quick marking and certificate turnaround times
  • 100% online
  • Competitively priced
  • Generous discounts on group purchases
  • Trusted by Industry Leaders
  • No expiry date

If you are interested in purchasing a Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Course, you can use our simple online checkout. If you would like to purchase multiple courses on behalf of an organisation, please contact info@securewest.com.

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