Virtual Training Centre (VTC) are a specialist online training company who design, develop and deliver accredited and bespoke courses in multiple categories to specific industry sectors. Courses are written by industry expects who are individually handpicked based on their subject knowledge, experience and qualifications. We also have many other courses currently under development.
The new online Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) and Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) courses are approved by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and are 100% online, including learning confirmation questions throughout and a final assessment of 25 questions (randomised from a large bank of questions) at the end (there is therefore no requirement for the candidate to attend a test centre).
The courses also require (under the MCA) specific learner verification, which is achieved by means of an online form where they complete their details, upload their personal ID and submit.
On successful completion of a course the learner can immediately download a proof of completion certificate. The official STCW ISPS certificate will be scanned and emailed to the learner / company (depending on how the course was secured) Additional official embossed certificates can be purchased for an additional cost and posted direct.
There are huge benefits to the learner, recruiter and employer. Not only are the courses up to date and consistent in quality, there are potential significant time, travel and cost savings to be made, as well as ensuring candidates are in compliance with IMO security training requirements in a quick and efficient manner. Learners can undertake either course at their own pace, in any location as long as they have access to a reliable internet connection.
Courses We Offer
Online MCA approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency as Ships Security Officer Course
Online MCA approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Security Awareness Course
Online MCA approved Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) Course
- Anti-terrorism & Risk Mitigation
- Business Support & Compliance
- Health & Nutrition
- Health & Safety
- Maritime & Port Security
- Personal Development
- Personal Security & Anti-Kidnap
- Self Defence Training
- Training Schools
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