Efficient Deck Hand Course – 50% off

Usually £720, reduced price £360 VAT inclusive. Valid only for the course between 31st July – 4th August.

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What Our Clients Say

  • Have learnt huge amounts this week. Theory and practicals linked well and practicals reinforced learning. All the guys have first hand experience of situations reconstructed on the course, which is perfect. Top Notch – cheers.

    Will Higgins
  • Good instructors explaining every module and subject in detail.

    FPOS Intermediate – February 2015

    Allewyn Tredoux
  • The course was very good. I will certainly recommend it. Instructors are very helpful and friendly. I give it a five star *****

    Rahul Bhasin
  • Fantastic course, confidence increased in skills tenfold including new skills learnt. Great mix of theory & practical, good use of background experience to describe situations.

    FPOS Intermediate – February 2015

    Katherine Golik
  • I learnt a lot more than I thought I would. Learnt lots and had a good time with a great bunch of people.

    Mark Hopkins
  • Didn’t just fire through a powerpoint without explaining or ever backing it up with a practical demonstration. Equipment and facilities were good except for all the wasps! Very good week, learnt a lot.

    Lauren Lawson
  • I would definitely recommend it to friends wishing to do courses. Really good fun and prepared you well for dealing with emergencies. Very knowledgeable, professional with lots or real life examples.

    Hannah Wickenden
  • Very indepth course on all subjects 10/10. A very indepth course, well presented with emphasis on candidates safety at all times. well done guys!

    William Adams
  • Cant fault it.Fantastic instructors, very knowledgeable, approachable & professional. Made to feel at ease immediately with a great range of experience.Fantastic, informative, fun & action packed week. All new to me so thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Sean Green
  • Really good full of knowledge and experience would love to come back and play.

    FPOS Intermediate – February 2015

    Gavyn Cattell
  • The week went quickly, good speed with lots of time for questions. Every instructor knew what they were doing, gave lots of info and we felt very safe during the practicals. Loads of practicals which was great! Would recommend the course to others as the week was great, everyone was nice and the whole experience was fun. Would come back and do it all again.

    Laura & Dorian

100% of all participants passed in 2016

98% of all participants rated our instructors as Excellent

99% of all participants would recommend our training

100% of all participants would recommend our facilities

Maritime Training Course Specialists

South West Maritime Academy are a leading provider of high quality training courses specializing in both STCW Basic to Advanced including STCW 2010 Updating training, Maritime, Security, Fire and Medical training for all levels of experience and ability – from complete novices to competent professionals and those looking to enhance their career prospects or update required industry specific qualifications.

STCW Updating Training (STCW 2010 Manila Amendments)

From 1 January 2017 seafarers are required to provide evidence of having either completed these courses within the past five years or that updating training has been undertaken as set out below.

  • Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques
  • Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats)
  • Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
advanced fire fighting