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MCA Approved STCW ISPS Security Awareness (PSA), Designated Security Duties (DSD) & Ship Security Officer (SSO) Courses and Maritime CPD Training Online

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Founded in 2016, VIRSEC is an award-winning e-Learning company located n Manchester, UK. VIRSEC Specializes in the delivery of regulatory, bespoke, and accredited online courses. The range of courses include - Maritime, Port Security, Personal Security & Self Defense, Anti-terrorism & Risk Mitigation, Business Support & Compliance, and Health and Safety. This training company is recognized for its delivery of excellence and customer service.

VIRSEC is UK DfT Maritime & Coastguard Agency (UK MCA) and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) approved course provider. With learners from over 110 countries, the courses can be completed 100% Online. The MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) Courses include official online assessments as per the requirement under the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and require no physical attendance at a test center. Official certificates will be emailed and can be downloaded on successfully passing the course.

The growing range of online CPD Approved e-Learning courses CPD courses are also completed fully online with an end-of-course assessment and the certificates are awarded immediately. This ensures you receive a head start in your future chosen profession, and assists you in furthering your career goals.

VIRSEC offers separate STCW ISPS courses for Cargo, Ferries, Offshore, Superyacht and Cruise Ship crew and staff which are tailored towards industry-wise requirements and engaging experience.

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MCA Approved Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)

  • Online STCW ISPS Security Awareness (Cargo, Ferries & Offshore) Course: This mandatory course is specifically designed for seafarers of all ranks, whom do not have designated security duties as detailed within the Ship Security Plan. This is an awareness-only course and tailored for the commercial cargo, ferry & offshore sectors.
  • Online STCW ISPS Security Awareness (Superyachts) Course: This mandatory course is specifically designed for seafarers all ranks or anyone frequenting a ship often such as stewards, entertainers who do not have designated security duties. This is an awareness-only course and tailored for the superyachts & megayacht sectors.
  • Online STCW ISPS Security Awareness (Cruise Ship) Course: This mandatory course is specifically designed for seafarers all ranks or anyone frequenting a ship often such as stewards, cruise ship staff, entertainers who do not have designated security duties. This is an awareness-only course and tailored for the cruise sector.


MCA Approved Designated Security Duties (PDSD)


MCA Approved Ship Security Officer (SSO)

  • Online STCW ISPS Ship Security Officer (Cargo, Ferries & Offshore) Course: This course is for cargo and offshore is specifically designed for any knowledgeable and able crew member who will carry out the official duties of a Ship Security Officer, functioning under the ISPS Code. This course in tailored for the commercial cargo, ferry & offshore and related sectors.
  • Online STCW ISPS Ship Security Officer (Superyachts) Course: This course is for superyacht crew and staff is specifically designed for any knowledgeable and able crew member who will carry out the official duties of a Ship Security Officer, functioning under the ISPS Code. This course in tailored for the commercial superyacht & megayacht and related sectors.
  • Online STCW ISPS Ship Security Officer (Cruise Ship) Course: This course is for cruise ship crew and staff is specifically designed for any knowledgeable and able crew member who will carry out the official duties of a Ship Security Officer, functioning under the ISPS Code. This course in tailored for the cruise ship and related sectors.


Maritime CPD Courses Online

  • Online STCW Crowd Management & Passenger Safety: This course is STCW Compliant and adheres to the MNTB's Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) in the use of all techniques, information and equipment supplied to deal with an emergency, including familiarization with all safety aspects of the ship and the ability to effectively communicate with passengers and fully prepare them for an emergency.

LAST UPDATED ON Oct 15, 2021