School of Law, Criminology and Government
Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) (DfT)
Three days - £750 + VAT
This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of three days. Courses are run on the following dates;
5th - 7th September 2017
3rd - 5th October 2017
31st October - 2nd November 2017
5th - 7th December 2017
About the course
The International Ship and Port-Facility Security (ISPS) Code specifies that the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) is responsible for the development, implementation, revision, and maintenance of the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP). The PFSP outlines the required measures to prevent the unauthorised access of people, weapons and contraband into port, and provide for a safe and sterile working environment for international shipping operators.
Plymouth University's PFSO course follows the framework of the ISPS Code, and is approved by the Department for Transport. On completion of this course students will be able to:
The course is designed for any security officer with overall responsibility for port security under Department for Transport guidelines.
Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) STCW A-VI/6- 2 Proficency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD).
One day - £200 + VAT
This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 1.5 days. The course dates are as follows;
7th - 8th September 2017
5th - 6th October 2017
2nd - 3rd November 2017
7th - 8th December 2017
About the course
Our Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) PDSD course follows the ISPS Code, which is a comprehensive set of maritime security measures to enhance the safety and security of ships and port facilities against criminal, terrorist, espionage, and piracy threats.
The ISPS Code 2004 update provides a standardised model of risk management that is internationally recognised. Designed in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, it is implemented through XI-2 SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) convention.
The training and certification is in accordance with the learning objectives set out in Section A-VI paragraph 6-8 of the amended STCW Code, and includes:
For shipboard personnel with designated security duties nominated within the SSP (Ship Security Plan) engaged on ISPS Code compliant vessels. Any seafarer involved in the security of a vessel. The MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate is an IMO-recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.