Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

About this course

This one-day course is designed to give those undertaking designated security duties on board ship the essential education and training to enable them to:

  • Know why ship security is important and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved
  • Understand what constitutes security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
  • Know the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems
  • Know how to maintain the measures in a ship security plan and related requirements
  • Be able to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

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

Please be aware that 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 that 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


Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Thursday 17 May 2018 Yes £245 Book

Course information

Next available date

Thursday 17 May 2018


1 day






Competence is assessed throughout the course by direct observation, participation in exercises and feedback sessions and through questioning.

Teaching methods

Classroom based.

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