We feel our customer feedback is the back bone of what we do as this gives us the opportunity to improve and enhance our services. We work in partnership with many different organisations and training providers which ensures our training is taught at the highest possible level. This ensures that everybody’s experience with South West Maritime Academy is a positive one.

Toby, Universal Maritime – STCW95 Basic Safety Training

‘Very experienced and knowledgeable staff with a great patter and banter. Teaching style was very inclusive and adaptive; very professional. Very comprehensive, excellent facilities, highly knowledgeable staff and an amazing sense of team spirit which one instantly feels included in’ September 2017

J Bailey, Ocean Images – STCW95 Basic Safety Training

 ‘I was very impressed with the knowledge of the instructors, even in subjects not covered by the course. No one was singled out, everyone I met whilst being trained was great, supportive and informative. I thought the course was great, coming into it not knowing what to expect. The theory was very informative, there was a lot to take in, but that’s just the way it is. The practical I really enjoyed. I’m very tired but pleased with the progression. It was just the right amount…Great week. Thank you to Tim, Matt & all the staff.’ September 2017

K Latham, Ocean Images – STCW95 Basic Safety Training

‘Training facilities were clean along with the gear. Everyone was easy to communicate with, encouraging for any questions and explaining great. Hit the ground running, intense course, but I’ve learned so fast and so much’ September 2017

T Wood – STCW95 Basic Safety Training

‘Obvious knowledge and experience of instructors – able to explain information in depth. Made to feel comfortable in the learning environment. Excellent course with the knowledge and experience of instructors clearly demonstrated. Excellent practical course with a good mix of theory and practical application’ September 2017

Ravi, Costain – Personal Survival Techniuqes

‘I really enjoyed the practical side, training in the quarry. It is a great relaxed setting with good access from the M5 motorway’ September 2017

S Hallam, Offshore Turbine Services – Elementary First Aid

‘Fantastic course, fantastic instructor. Will be back’ September 2017

J Brown – STCW 95 Basic Safety Training

‘Brilliant, very knowledgeable instructors and answered every question. Exceeded expectations, learnt a lot and kept going back so it was ingrained. Training was intense but enjoyable and relevant, five stars!’ September 2017

W Kones – Anytime Fitness

‘Best First Aid course I have been on. Loads of knowledge I didn’t know – very engaging’ May 2017

Hannah Wickenden

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.

Sean Green

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.

Rahul Bhasin

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

Mark Hopkins

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

Laura & Dorian

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.

Will Higgins

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.

William Adams

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!

Katherine Golik

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

Allewyn Tredoux

Good instructors explaining every module and subject in detail.

FPOS Intermediate – February 2015

Lauren Lawson

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.

Gavyn Cattell

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

FPOS Intermediate – February 2015

Royal Fleet Auxillary
Associated British Ports
Ship Safe Training Group
Anytime Fitness
Ministry of Defence
Van Oord Shipping
P&O Maritime
British Antarctic Survey
Trinity House
Bordeaux Quay
Bridge Learning Campus
Bristol Aquarium
Bristol Sports Bar – BSB
Bubalu Fitness Cafe
Copper Consultancy
Environment Agency
Mirage Shows & Productions
Onboard Leisure
Pranj’s Bar
Queenshilling Nightclub
RelyOn Services
RYA Interactive
RYA Training Centre
The Bristol Hotel
The Doyle Collection
The Luminar Group