Introducing Virtual Training Centre



We are excited to introduce our featured training provider - The Virtual Training Centre, which is offering a wide range of accredited and bespoke online training courses to customers worlwide. The company affords those taking its courses a cost-effective and extremely flexible means of undertaking training and personal development. Subjects such as innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship are embedded within all Virtual Training Centre's online courses, ensuring you receive a head start in your future chosen profession, to assist you in furthering your career or achieving personal development goals.

TAPiit is extremely excited to feature Virtual Training Centre and we are looking forward to working together. 

Check some of the featured courses offered by Virtual Training Centre below:


MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Security Awareness


This 100% Online MCA Approved (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Course provides the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency under the learning outcomes of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) for ship’s crew who do not possess designated security duties. The PSA Course is the mandatory minimum security training requirement for any vessel that adheres to the ISPS Code. Click here to book now.


Cyber Security Awareness for Seafarers


The ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Seafarers' course examines the definition of Cyber Security, the Cyber Threats that exist, the vulnerabilities onboard that there may be in ship IT and OT systems, and how they may be exploited. The course then examines the measures that can be taken to mitigate and defend against these types of threats.

This course is designed to provide the user a firm grounding in Maritime Cyber Security issues and to encourage the understanding amongst all individuals in an organisation, because 'Cyber Security is everyone's responsibility'. The disruption of ship systems may lead to unfavourable outcomes. For example:

  • Disruptions as a direct result of the ship no longer functioning or sailing as intended.
  • Permitting criminal activity, including acts of kidnap, maritime piracy, theft of cargo, fraud and the associated issues of ransomware.
  • Physical harm to the ship's systems, its crew, personnel or cargo, and in the worst case scenario this could also result in risk to life and/or the loss of the ship itself.
  • Loss of sensitive information - for example personal or commercial data.

These scenarios may occur at an individual ship or even at fleet level. The latter of which is most likely to severely disrupt fleet operations. Click here to book now.


STCW:2010 Crowd Management & Control

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Passenger ships carry a very large number of people, so it is vital for crew to have an understanding and an ability to assist passengers in any emergency situation; to control passengers in staircases, corridors and passages; to use procedures for preventing panic and other irrational behaviour; and to communicate with, instruct and inform passengers.

STCW 2010 Code calls for crew to follow approved training in crisis management and human behaviour, with the training focused on applied psychology for competent assessment of both passenger and crew reactions. To this end, Crowd Management training is required for all personnel designated to assist passengers in an emergency.

This online training course is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Course 1.28, and aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for the training of masters, officers, ratings and other personnel on passenger ships in STCW Code (2010): Regulation V/2(&3) pa. 4, 5 & 6 and Section A-V/2(&3) pa. 1, 2 & 3. Click here to book now.                       


Test of Maritime English for Seafarers & Deck Officers

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The Online Test of Maritime English for Seafarers and Deck Officers is an English test designed to assist ship operators and employers make informed recruiting and training decisions by assessing the English language understanding and skills of existing or potential crew or Deck Officers. The assessment is suitable for candidates of any rank or nationality. Click here to book now.


An Introduction to Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)


This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to HAZMAT and each section will end with a quiz to test your understanding. HAZMAT includes dangerous goods or hazardous goods which can be listed as solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment itself and are often subject to chemical regulations. In the United States, United Kingdom and sometimes in Canada, dangerous goods are more commonly known as hazardous materials (abbreviated as HAZMAT or hazmat). Click here to book now.