STCW – Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

About This Course

STCW Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting is a 1-day update course for holders of the STCW Basic Fire certificate.

It involves both theory sessions and practical exercises in the use of breathing apparatus, hoses and extinguishers, and meets the STCW requirements for updating your original qualification and needs to be refreshed every 5 years.

Please Note: The STCW fire training courses will be delivered by our partner organisation STCW Fire Training Ltd. at their Kingskerswell site near Newton Abbot TQ12 5LF. STCW Fire Training Ltd. will issue the relevant fire certification.

What We Cover

Through a combination of theoretical classroom sessions, demonstrations and practical sessions, the course covers topics including:

  • The dangers of fire on board a vessel
  • Common sources of ignition and fire
  • Emergency installations on board
  • Engine room fires
  • Types of extinguisher
  • Flashover and backdraft
  • Hose running
  • Breathing apparatus

Candidates will use portable fire fighting equipment, fire hoses, fixed installations and breathing apparatus to tackle a number of different fire situations.

Pre-Course Requirements

Candidates must be medically fit and will have to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration to make us aware of any health problems, disabilities or injuries that we may need to consider whilst attending this physically demanding course.

In order to attend this course, you must hold the original 2-day STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting certificate and provide proof of this. If you do not hold this certificate, you must first attend the full course.

Assessment and Certification

Continuous practical assessment with full and active debriefing of exercises.

Following successful completion of the course you will receive the STCW Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2) certificate.

Course Information

Course Dates

Please see the bottom of this block for current dates or phone us on  01752 770589.


Course Duration

1 Day

Course Cost

£260 (Inc. VAT)


Pre-Course Requirements

Please see main course description


Approved By



Kingskerswell: Newton Abbot

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