What is STCW

The term STCW refers to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers and was adopted in 1978 by conference at the International Maritime Organization and amended in 1995 and again in 2010. In simple terms it is an international maritime training framework aimed to enable a seafarer to work on any flag vessel with standardised certification.

Basic Safety STCW Course 

We can help you get a start in the Yachting industry, not just with training, but as career mentors too. 

The STCW course is mandatory for all seafarers and is accepted globally. If you wish to work on superyachts or  commercial vessels, then the STCW course is where you start.

✔️Train with Superyacht crews

✔️Free CV guidance

✔️Certification:  UK MCA

✔️We help you find work too

✔️Free transfers

✔️Free accommodation


STCW Course content

  • Personal Survival Techniques (A-VI/1-1)
  • Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (A-VI/1-2)
  • Elementary First Aid (A-VI/1-3)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (A-VI/1-4)
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness (A-VI/6-1)
  • MCA Accepted Food Safety Level 2 (Optional)

How to find us

Our centre is a 10 minute walk from the Gibraltar Airport, you can fly direct to Gibraltar from the following airports:

  • London Luton
  • London Gatwick
  • London Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Bristol


If you are flying from outside the UK, fly to Malaga Airport - we provide free transfers. Many of our customers fly in to complete their STCW course from Lisbon,  Ireland, Palma, Barcelona, Marselle and Rome -. flights can often be found from between £25 and £150. We collect from Malaga Airport and to help with overall training costs, accommodation during your course is included (subject to availability)


STCW Course Facts


Venue: Allabroad Maritime Academy Gibraltar

Address 7 The Square, Marina Bay Gibraltar

Nearest Airports Gibraltar, Malaga (Free transfers) 

Duration 5 days

Price £950


Next STCW Course Dates 2019



















2019 Feb 4 08:20   2019 Feb 08 17:20
2019 Feb 18 08:20   2019 Feb 22 1720
2019 March 04 08:20   2019 March 07 17:20
2019 March 18 08:20   2019 March 22 17:20
2019 April 01 08:20   2019 April 05 17:20
2019 April 15 08:20   2019 April 09 17:20
2019 May 06 08:20   2019 May 10 17:20
2019 May 20 08:20   2019 May 24 17:20
2019 June 03 08:20   2019 June 07 17:20
2019 June 17 08:20   2019 June 21 17:20
2019 July 01 08:20   2019 July 05 17:20
2019 July 15 08:20   2019 July 19 17:20
2019 Aug 05 08:20   2019 Aug 09 17:20
2019 Aug 19 0820   2019 Aug 23 17:20
2019 Sep 02 08:20   2019 Sep 06 17:20

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