5.0000 (2) Reviews Combined Maritime Security Operator (CMSO)

BY: G4S (Phoenix)

Review Breakdown
Customer Service5.0000
Instructors5.0000
Resources5.0000
Training Received4.5000
Value for Money5.0000

Price: £2690

Qualification: City & Guilds Level 3

Description:

COMBINED MARITIME SECURITY OPERATOR

OUR NEW COMBINED MARITIME SECURITY OPERATOR (CMSO) COURSE PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH THE MOST UP-TO-DATE QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO WORK AS AN OPERATOR WITHIN THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY INDUSTRY

Our 12 day CMSO course combines the new industry standard City & Guilds Level 3 Maritime Security Operative (8269) course with the G4S City & Guilds Level 3 Maritime Security Operator (7269) course. It includes all Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) modules in line with the recommendations set out in the Department for Transport (DfT) guidance to UK flagged shipping on the use of armed guards to defend against the threat of piracy

Syllabus

City & Guilds Level 3 Maritime Security Operative (8269)

  • The Maritime Security Industry
  • Maritime Security Pre-deployment Planning and Procedures
  • Maritime Security Operating Procedures
  • Maritime Incident Management and Post Op Procedures

MCA approved STCW modules

  • Ship Security Officer (SSO) / Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) course covering:
  • SOLAS and ISPS code, duties and responsibilities of the SSO, CSO and PFSO
  • Maritime threats, risk assessments, graduated security levels and contingency planning
  • Search plans, drills and training, instructional techniques, documentation and records
  • Best Management Practices (BMP) to counter piracy and guidance on the Rules for the Use of Force (RuF) expected of MSOs on board a vessel
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Elementary First Aid

Qualifications

On completion of the G4S CMSO course delegates will be awarded the following qualifications:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Maritime Security Operative (8269)
  • G4S City & Guilds Level 3 Maritime Security Operator (7269)
  • STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO) / Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques
  • STCW Elementary First Aid
  • Blue Peter Badge

Experienced instructors

Our training team is predominantly made up of former UK Special Forces personnel who bring a mix of operational expertise and professional qualifications to the design and delivery of our courses.

Course location

This comprehensive training package is conducted at our UK facilities in Herefordshire.

Career opportunities

Maritime Security Operatives fulfil a pivotal role in the maritime counter-piracy and terrorism arena and play an important part in the protection of International Ship & Port Facility (ISPS) certified vessels. G4S International Maritime Solutions, operating out of Djibouti, employs MSOs to conduct armed escorts of vessels and crew when transiting through high risk areas. This is done in full compliance with our standard operating procedures and rules of engagement.

G4S Maritime has a history of directly recruiting graduates of our MSO courses when positions are available and provides a platform for career progression within the maritime security industry. At the end of each course all delegates have the opportunity to submit their CVs to G4S Maritime for potential employment.

Course fees

The course price is £2241.67 + VAT (£2690 incl VAT). This price is fully inclusive and covers accommodation, meals, registration fees and certification.

G4S Specialist Training is an Approved ELC Provider

The Combined Maritime Security Operator (CMSO) course has been approved by the MOD for ELC funding. If you are a Service Leaver, or have left the services within the last 10 years you may be eligible to apply. The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. Please contact your re-settlement office or call our office for further information.

Benefits of G4S Maritime training

  • Direct contact with G4S Careers and potential employment as an MSO with G4S International Maritime Solutions
  • High quality instructors and training
  • Empathy with service leavers.

Location: Midlands

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