STCW Basic Training Course

STCW Basic Training Cape Town


STCW basic training is the minimum legal qualifications required to work on any commercial vessel at sea. If you’re planning on making a career out of yachting you’ll need to complete your STCW training.


The STCW Basic Training course is a 12 day course that takes place in Cape Town running every week and can be split by its sections if you can’t do the 12 days consecutively.  Each Certificate is valid for 5 years.


STCW Basic Training is made up of the following courses:

  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Marine Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
  • Designated Security Duties


Cruise Liner Courses:

  • Crowd Management and Passenger Safety
  • Competence in Security Awareness


The cost of the full STCW course is R9030,00 and you can book individual courses.


Please see the schedule below and select the STWC course you would like to book.

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Please note that the necessary COVID-19 precautious are in place for everyone’s safety at the STCW training facility:


  • On entering the premises all students visiting the training centre will be screened for “observable” possible symptoms associated with COVID-19: fever, cough, sore throat, redness of eyes, shortness of breath or loss of smell or taste.
  • All employees and students must maintain one and a half metres (1.5m) from each other always.
  • Failure to comply with any of the screening and entering criteria requirements will result in access to the premises being denied.
  • At present, the canteen is closed. Therefore, all students need to bring their own lunch, snacks and cooldrink.