Maritime Security Operative Course


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City & Guilds Level 3 QCF



Courses held at our dedicated training facility at:

Swans, Station Road, Wallsend, Newcastle NE28 6EQ.


In-house training options also available, please call us for more information.  


Course Content:

To meet these industry functions the 5-day MSO courses is built around 4 industry related modules:    

1. Understand the Maritime Security Industry

2. Understand Maritime Pre-deployment Planning & Procedures

3. Understand Maritime Security Operating Procedures

4. Understand Maritime Incident Management & Post Operational Procedures.    

The units have been mapped against the syllabus for Personnel Designated Security Duties (PDSD) in accordance with STCW VI/6)   Upon completion of this course the MSO will be able to demonstrate and apply a practical working knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of an MSO within an MSO team.  


About this course:

The City and Guilds MSO (Maritime Security Operatives) course has been developed to follow the International Maritime Organisation's guidance for Private Contracted Armed Security Personnel, the ISO PAS 28007 maritime quality standard and achieved accreditation to a National level 3 award.



This qualification must be undertaken over a minimum of 4 days. (Fast Track MSO available)  


Our Trainers:

The course is delivered by Graspan Frankton instructors who are currently active within the anti-piracy security sector and brings realism to all MSO training. Furthermore, this training program is not about learning how to be a classroom MSO, it focuses on the practical application of Maritime Security.    



All four units will be assessed with a multi-choice question papaer and a practical chart work exercise.    


Who should attend?:

The MSO course is specifically designed to meet the needs of ex-service personnel & police/law enforcement officers, looking to gain employment in the Maritime Security area.    


Call us for more information on our dedicated course line between 0900-2000, 7 days a week: +44 (0)191 406 5383