STCW 2010 (Standard Training of Certification Watch Keeping)

Prior experience required None
Minimum age : 16 years
Duration of exam : 10 days

This course is presented in Cape Town over a period of 10 days starting on a Friday through to following week Sunday.

Who is it for?

This course is essential for any crew wishing to work on a commercially registered yacht.
No matter what level you enter into the Industry you must have this qualification.

Ability after course

You are not guaranteed work overseas with only a STCW 2010 qualification. Due to the vast amount of qualified people already looking for work, we would highly recommend that you combine the STCW 2010 with a RYA/MCA approved course i.e. Day Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore, RYA Power Boat Level II or Stewardess Training. You will find it difficult to obtain a job in yachting without training relevant to the industry. Essential safety and departmental training for new crew will not only make you a more useful team member when employed but will also make your CV more attractive when job hunting.


Qualification obtained

STCW 2010 Certificates for  Elementary First Aid,  Marine Fire Fighting, PSSR + PST, CSA



The following topics are included in the training:

  • Elementary First Aid at Sea (2 days)
  • Marine Fire Fighting (3 days)
  • PSSR + PST (4 days)
  • Competence in Security Awareness (1 day)

Course fees

Please contact us for course prices and a quote.

Course dates

The course is presented throughout the year. Please contact us for course dates.


Accommodation is not included in our course price for STCW 2010.  Ideal upmarket backpackers are:

Atlantic Point Backpackers – Greenpoint


Ashanti Backpackers – Gardens or Green Point



Not included however most backpackers are self catering

What to bring


  • Suitable clothing – comfortable clothing
  • Ladies to dress conservatively
  • Closed shoes
  • Change of clothing, towel
  • R350.00.00 for the transport to the fire grounds
  • ID or Passport
  • Packed lunch ~ there is a small shop around the corner


  •  Ashanti to – Paarden Eiland (STCW) is easiest with the MyCiti bus.  Schedule can be found on it takes approximately 1 hour to get to Paarden Eiland from Ashanti Backpackers.

    How does it work?  You buy a MyCiti bus card for R50.00 from Ashanti.  You then need to load travel time onto the card and this amounts to +- R150.00.


Arrival Arrangements


The course starts promptly at 8:00am.  Should you be late you will not be allowed to enter the course for the day.  It is then your responsibility to arrange with the Academy an alternative date.  This date should not interfere with any training schedule of Atlantic Yachting’s.

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