Maritime Security Operatives
Designed for individuals wishing to operate or currently operating as Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP). The Maritime Security Operative (MSO) qualification is the only Ofqual accredited qualification based directly on the new international standard for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs): ISO28007 [Guidelines for PMSCs providing privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships].
This qualification is based directly on the competencies in the ISO PAS 28007 and has also been mapped to the full training syllabus for ‘Personnel in Designated Security Duties’ (PDSD). The PDSD requirements, as laid down in the 2010 Manila amendments to STCW PDSD, represent approx. 25% of the total 8269 syllabus.
The qualification has been welcomed by the UK Government and the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), who have now stipulated that PCASPs who hold the 8269 MSO qualification do not need separate PDSD training when working on board British flagged ships; the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has accepted the UK's arrangements and notified other flag States to that effect. The qualification also has the support of major shipping associations and the security industry (SAMI and SCEG).
The qualification is also suitable for those wishing to operate as an unarmed maritime security operative on board ships.
It is aimed at Maritime Security Operatives (MSOs) wishing to operate or currently operating as Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP).
It is an accredited, nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification, which allows military leavers access to CTP/ELCAS funds.
Available in the following:
Level 3 is ideal for anyone who already has previous military experience or police/security service experience involving firearms. You may already be working in the sector and wish to gain additional skills and knowledge mapped to the new ISO28007 standard and/or demonstrate your competence as an MSO by holding the qualification.
To achieve the certificate you must achieve 6 credits from the following four mandatory units:
1. Understand the Maritime Security Industry
2. Understand Maritime security pre-deployment planning and procedures
3. Understand Maritime security operating procedures
4. Understand Maritime incident management and post operational procedure
The Level 3 award gives you the opportunity to gain standardised and industry approved skills and knowledge to work as a Maritime Security operative.
It is an accredited, nationally-recognised qualification at Level 3 qualification, which allows military leavers to access CTP/ELCAS funds.