Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW)

About this course

 This course is part of the training for deck and engineering officers who wish to qualify for a Certificate of Competency, and crew who are designated to control fire fighting operations.

It covers fire fighting procedures at sea and in port with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and effective command including liaison with shore-based firefighters. It also covers topics such as ventilation control, hazards involving dangerous goods and the effects of firefighting water on ship stability.

Student testimonial

"The Warsash fire fighting [team] provide a world-leading training experience with great instructors [who are] always happy to share their vast experience and knowledge."

A variety of practical exercises involving fighting fires of different types and intensity are included. Students are assessed on their ability to successfully control fire fighting operations. 

NOTE: Delegates undergoing fire fighting training will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration to make us aware of any health problems, disabilities or injuries that we may need to take into account whilst attending this physically demanding course.  It is therefore essential that delegates feel healthy and are physically fit to undertake such training.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Monday 17 December 2018 Yes £995 Enquire
Monday 21 January 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 28 January 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 4 February 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 11 February 2019 No £995 Enquire
Monday 4 March 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 18 March 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 25 March 2019 Yes £995 Book
Tuesday 23 April 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 29 April 2019 Yes £995 Book
Tuesday 7 May 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 20 May 2019 No £995 Enquire
Tuesday 28 May 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 17 June 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 24 June 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 1 July 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 15 July 2019 Yes £995 Book
Monday 29 July 2019 Yes £995 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 17 December 2018


4 days



Training towards

STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting




Any one of the following:
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting certificate
  • MNTB Stage One Fire Fighting course
  • Royal Navy Fire Fighting course
Fire Courses Criteria 1st Edition – May 2013 MNTB refer.

Please note that current OPITO training does not meet the requirements for these prerequisites.

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