Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW) Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course is a pre requisite for entry to the Merchant Navy. A certificate is issued by the college on the successful completion of the course on behalf of the Maritime Coastal Agency. Certificate issued on behalf of Maritime Coastal Agency

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry requirements

The course will cover -

  • Complying with emergency procedures.
  • Observing safe working practices.
  • Understanding orders and being understood in relation to shipboard duties.
  • Taking precaution to prevent pollution of the marine environment.
  • Contribute to effective human relationships

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?


Short course -1 day, 09.00 - 17.00

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway

Start date

Next available start dates are:

13 August 2021

24 September 2021 

19 November 2021

21 January 2022

Please contact Admissions at Lews Castle College UHI for more information .


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW) Certificate

Please contact our Admin team for further information on:

01851 770 000

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Lews Castle College UHI. Lews Castle College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.