Pre-Deployment Training 2022

Pre-Deployment Training 2022

You will be required to attend the Pre-Deployment Training course if:

  • You are going South for more than one month
  • This is your first visit
  • You are a returning member of the Antarctic Employment Pool (AEP)

Elements of the training course 2022

There are different elements to the course and different attendance requirements for delegates according to their circumstances. We aim to send out Training invitations to all named participants at least 4 – 6 weeks beforehand; if you consider that you should be attending but have not received these details please contact Eve Morley on [email protected] as soon as possible.

2021 Dates

PST Training for WinterersTBCBAS Cambridge and Girton College
Main Pre-Deployment Training5th – 9th SeptemberBAS Cambridge and Girton College
Winter Teams Training9th – 11th SeptemberBAS Cambridge and Girton College
PST Training for Summer AEP StaffTBCBAS Cambridge and Girton College
First Aid Training12th – 16th SeptemberBAS Cambridge and Girton College


Course Venue

British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge: Maps and directions to BAS

Girton College, Cambridge: Maps and directions to Girton College.


Course Accommodation

Girton College, Cambridge: Maps and directions to Girton College.



Cars should be parked in Mares Run car park off Girton Road and not in the college courtyard.


Travel to and from BAS and Girton College

Girton is 1.2 miles from BAS and a 25-minute walk away.  Delegates are encouraged to walk. If you are unable to so please let us know as there is limited parking available at BAS.


Accommodation and Meals

All accommodation and meals will be provided for AEP Staff and external collaborators during the period you are required to attend.


Personal Survival Techniques

All participants must hold a current Personal Survival Techniques (PST / STCW ’95) certificate. Training will be organised by BAS over a number of dates in September and invitations will be sent out in due course.  You will need to bring a form of photo ID and swimwear with you.

External collaborators are responsible for booking and funding their own PST course.



For general enquiries, please contact Eve Morley

Coordinator: Luke Glazzard


See also

A guide to going south with British Antarctic Survey

Cruise Participants’ handbook

Winter teams letters