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Online DfT Compliant Port Security Awareness for Non-Security Personnel

The security of ports and port facilities should be considered as a top priority under the requirements for border security, as well as considerations made to both organised criminal activities, and the potential for acts of terrorism. However, port security is by no means the responsibility of dedicated security staff alone, it is also the responsibility of everyone who works in, or frequents the port or port facility on a regular basis. It is of the utmost importance that all personnel are instructed in security awareness, and that they follow a consistent and effective methodology, and that all ports and port facilities operate at a consistent level. 

  • Approved by the CPD Accreditation Board
  • UK DfT Maritime Security Compliant Course
  • Fully Online Training Course - No Travel Requirement
  • Cost & Time-Efficient Means of Delivery of Training
  • Course Certificate Available on Successful Completion
  • Flexible Learning at Your Own Pace and Convenience
  • Ability to Re-Visit Earlier Subjects on Courses
  • Consistent Quality Method for the Delivery of Training
  • eLearning leads to Better Retention of Information

About the Course

This course aims to provide ports and port facilities with a consistent, cost-efficient and effective means of providing necessary instruction in security awareness to their staff, contractors and port personnel. Under the duty of care, it is the responsibility of port owners and operators to ensure that proficient security-related training has been provided, and that all personnel can effectively assist in the mitigation of the risk of a security-related incident.

Awarding Body

This course is compliant with the requirements covered by the UK Department for Transport and the certificate is awarded under Virtual Training Centre as there is no official Awarding Body.

Target Audience

This online course is aimed at anyone, whether staff, contractors or port personnel working in or frequenting a port facility often to provide them with an understanding of the basic security knowledge that they should possess and implement on a day-to-day basis. This course is for all those legally active within the port and/or on a port facility who do not undertake specific security roles, but must however possess an understanding of their responsibilities for assisting in maintaining effective security in a consistent manner. 

Regulations Addressed

  • Regulation 725/2004 (Regulation (EC) No 725/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council of 31 March 2004 on enhancing ship and port facility security)
  • Directive 2005/65 (Directive 2005/65/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 October 2005 on Enhancing Port Security),
  • The International Ship & Port Facility (ISPS) Code.

Course Duration

The course is expected to take between 1.5 and 2 hours to complete correctly.

Course Learning Outcomes

The course learning outcomes are as follows:

  • For the learner to identify and understand the common Threats to Maritime Security
  • For the learner to recognise Dangerous Goods & Products
  • For the learner to understand the requirements within a Port Facility Security Plan
  • For the learner to identify and implement Appropriate Security Measures

Buying in Bulk

If you wish to purchase this course in bulk quantity, please contact us before trying to make a purchase as we offer various incentives pending the number of courses you require. Please email us at: [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 161 763 4427 to discuss your requirements.

Course Subjects

The online Port Security Awareness Training Course consists of the following subjects:

  • Understanding the Threat
  • Recognising Security Threats
  • Dangerous Goods & Products
  • Enhancement of Maritime Security
  • Recognising Suspicious Behaviour
  • Reporting Suspicious Behaviour
  • Responding to an Incident
  • Maintaining Effective Security
  • Controlling of Access

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification

This course is fully approved by the CPD Accreditation Board which is an internationally recognised certification. Learners will receive an electronic copy of the official course certificate in PDF format upon successful completion of the course via the eLearning system. Each of these CPD Certificates will provide the following information to the learner:

  • Course Title
  • CPD Approval Logo
  • CPD Approval Centre Number
  • CPD Course Approval Number and associated Points
  • Unique Reference Number
  • Score and Completion Date

This course is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours in duration. The time you have taken will be checked via the tracking system by one opf our team and should you have taken an insufficient time to complete it, we will request for you to retake it before we will issue the official certificate from Virsec.

These courses are UK Department for Transport (DfT) Compliant. There is no actual official recognition required by either DfT Maritime Security (Formerly TRANSEC), nor by the DfT Maritime & Coastguard Agency. This course aims to clarify the necessity of port security as described within:

  • Regulation 725/2004 (Regulation (EC) No 725/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council of 31 March 2004 on enhancing ship and port facility security).

  • Directive 2005/65 (Directive 2005/65/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 October 2005 on Enhancing Port Security).

  • The International Ship & Port Facility (ISPS) Code.

Yes, the course is fully Approved by the CPD Accreditation Board.

£49.50 Ex VAT

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