Department for Transport

The Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers, 1978

The STCW Convention 1978 has been amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments and contains new training requirements for all seafarers. Seafarers revalidating their Certificates of Competency (CoC) will be required to submit additional evidence to ensure their Certificate is valid for service on certain types of ships after 31 December 2016.

Revalidation of CoCs

To find out more about how these amendments will affect the issue of your new CoC or the revalidation of your existing CoC and endorsements, please click here

Security Training

To find out more about the new requirements for security training for shipboard personnel please click here (PDF 68KB)

Seafarers wishing to apply directly to the MCA for Certificates of Proficiency in Security Awareness or Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (based on sea time and relevant experience) should click here for an application form.

Human Element, Leadership and Management Training (HELM)

To find out more about HELM please click here (PDF 272KB)

Electro Technical Officer (ETO) Certificates

For Interim Arrangements for Electro-Technical Officer Certificate of Competency please click here.

For a copy of the ETO application form please click here

Update Training

To find out more Information on the requirements for updating training please click here for MIN 469.

The following courses will be affected:

  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW Code (Table A-VI/1-1)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FP&FF) STCW Code (Table A-VI/1-2)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC&RB) STCW Code (Table A-VI/2-1)
  • Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (PFRB) STCW Code (Table A-VI/2-2)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF) STCW Code (Table A-VI/3)

Information for Training Providers regarding Basic and Advanced Tanker Endorsements

For the Tanker Training requirements please click here.