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Securewest International is a leading training provider, offering complete training solutions since 1987

Securewest International is a leading training provider, offering complete training solutions since 1987. Through their 30 years' of experience, knowledge and understanding of the threats posed to businesses and individuals they offer a wide range of national and international maritime, land and corporate security training courses. They are an approved adult learning centre, accredited by Pearson EDEXCEL and City & Guilds to deliver BTEC and NVQ qualifications.

The Securewest team are dedicated to ensuring all their courses meet international training standards set by the awarding body. All their courses are compliant with International Land and Maritime Law and Conventions including the International Voluntary Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers, ISPS, SOLAS, SUA and UNCLOS and their BTEC Level 3 Close Protection course is consistent with SIA licencing requirements.

The courses are delivered by their highly experienced trainers who have first-hand front-line experience in both maritime security and close protection. Their trainers have considerable regulatory environmental knowledge from commercial and security backgrounds. A key feature is their ability to design and deliver bespoke courses to each client’s requirements both on and offshore; their trainers use both a theoretical and practical approach to training and are fully qualified under UK legislation.

The main Securewest training centre is in Plymouth (UK) and has been tailored to cater for large numbers of students attending the variety of educational career courses. They can also deliver training at third party locations globally and have vast experience at doing so.

Securewest’s Training website that lists more details about all of our courses:

Securewest’s E-Learning website, for the online courses; Proficiency in Security Awareness or Proficiency in Designated Security Duties:

Various Maritime / Security Career Courses:


STCW10 (5 modules)

  • Personal Sea Survival Techniques Refresher
  • Personal Sea Survival Techniques
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness – Delivered online

Close Protection

  • BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Operative Course
  • Combined BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Operative & BTEC Level 3 Conflict Management Trainer
  •  Combined BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Operative & BTEC Level 4 First Person on Scene

Maritime Security

  • Proficiency in Designated Security Duties – Delivered online
  • Maritime Firearms Competency Course
  • Combined CSO / SSO
  • Company Security Officer
  • Port Facility Security Office


  •  BTEC Level 4 First Person on Scene
  •  NVQ Level 3 First Aid at Work

 Health and Safety

  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • Manual Handling

Awarding Body Approvals

  • Pearson (Edexcel)
  • City & Guilds
  • Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA)
  • Department for Transport (DFT)
  • Det Norske Veritas (DNV)


Paul Symons


01548 856 001

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Riverford House, 43 Estover Close, Plymouth. Devon PL6 7PL

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