Accreditation in Maritime Security Operations (equivalent to Level 3)

Maritime Security Officer Accreditation

Assessment type

Written question and answer/test/exam

Minimum duration

4 Days

Course delivery

Integrated training and assessment (ITA)


This course holds the equivalent of a Level 3 Award, The ISTQ Accredited Maritime Security Operative programme delivers the security elements training required to work off shore, as anti piracy security personnel.

This course was written in conjunction with the Worlds leading maritime specialist and is delivered by both the UK and South African centres of ISTQ. The MSO course takes upto 5 days to complete and covers the theory security elements and assessment required to be cleared for off shore security operations.

There are three elements in total required to operate off shore of which this course is one, the elements required include;

  • Maritime Security Operative (delivered by ISTQ)
  • STCW95 (delivered by Petans in the UK)
  • Firearms safety and competency (delivered by ISTQ)

This Accredited programme is delivered exclusively by ISTQ on a World wide basis and is accredited by Highfield Qualifications in the UK. Succesful learners will recieve an accredited certificate from Highfield Qualifications in the UK.


Assessment Method


This programme requires workbook completion with additonal multiple choice questions incorporated and is assessed by SME's engaged by ISTQ.


Course Fee's in the UK are £580.00 with discounts available for combined course bookings (First Aid at Work / Close Protection / Firearms Safety and Competency). Veterans and Serving Personnel. Please note this course does not include travel or accomodation. A light lunch & hot drinks are provided daily.

Share this course:


Course calendar

Related courses

No related courses found