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MCA Accredited ISPS Security Training Programs Ships, Yacht, and Ports in Glasgow UK


Established in 2005 and based in Glasgow, SecureScot has operated in the field of maritime security with built up expertise in the International Ship & Port Security Code (ISPS). SecureScot offers training and consultancy as required by the Code. Ship security assessment and planning and port security planning are the backbone of the consultancy services as well as providing the independent audit and exercise requirements of the Code.

SecureScot delivers ISPS training in all disciplines required from CSO, SSO, PFSO to PDSD and are an approved training provider for the UK Department for Transport, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Liberian International Shipping & Corporate Register. SecureScot is also ISO 9001 certified. The company also provides ship/yacht security teams consisting of former British military Special Forces.

SecureScot deliver fully accredited ISPS training in Scotland (Glasgow) and elsewhere. Apart from this, SecureScot also deliver comprehensive ship security assessments (SSAs) and plans (SSPs) to formats acceptable by all Flag States and Recognized Security Organizations (RSOs).

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Training Programs

ISPS Courses

  • SSO Ship Security Officer (MCA and LISCR accredited) - 3 days (Online available)
  • PDSD Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (MCA and LISCR accredited) - 1 day
  • CSO Company Security Officer (MCA accredited) - 4 days (Online available)
  • PFSO Port Facility Security Officer (UK Dept for Transport, accredited) - 3 days Online available)
  • Port Facility Security Officer Refresher (taking account of all DfT updates) - 1 day
  • MSO Maritime Security Operative (Level 3 City and Guilds 8269-03)
  • Port Staff ISPS Code Duties (1 x day) (Online available) (in-port training available)
  • Conflict Management/ Dealing with Aggressive Passengers (3.5 hours) (on board training available) - (Essential for ferry operators’ OBS)
  • Port Staff Security Awareness (0.5 day) (in-port training available) (Online available)

LAST UPDATED ON Dec 21, 2020