Duration: 2 Days, 0900hrs – 1700hrs daily.

Prerequisites: As this is an STCW update/refresher you will need to provide your certification showing your attendance on the full courses.

Certification: Upon successful completion of the 2 day Update package, candidates will receive Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved certificates, valid for 5 years in the following:

Cost: £416.69 inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA


STCW 2010 refresher training is required by all seafarers every 5 years wishing to work at sea.


(79 customer reviews)
Category: SKU: 2 Day STCW2010 Update Training Package

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Course Dates:

21st – 22nd September 2021, 28th – 29th September 2021, 5th – 6th October 2021, 7th – 8th October 2021, 12th – 13th October 2021, 14th – 15th October 2021, 27th – 28th October 2021, 2nd – 3rd November 2021, 9th – 10th November 2021, 23rd – 24th November 2021, 1st – 2nd December 2021, 7th – 8th December 2021, 20th – 21st December 2021, 6th – 7th January 2022, 11th – 12th January 2022, 24th – 25th January 2022, 31st January – 1st February 2022, 7th – 8th February 2022, 21st – 22nd February 2022, 28th February – 1st March 2022, 7th – 8th March 2022, 21st – 22nd March 2022, 11th – 12th April 2022, 19th – 20th April 2022, 3rd – 4th May 2022, 16th – 17th May 2022, 23rd – 24th May 2022, 30th – 31st May 2022, 7th – 8th June 2022, 20th – 21st June 2022, 27th – 28th June 2022, 11th – 12th July 2022, 15th – 16th July 2022, 1st – 2nd August 2022, 8th – 9th August 2022, 22nd – 23rd August 2022, 13th – 14th September 2022, 19th – 20th September 2022, 26th – 27th September 2022, 10th – 11th October 2022, 17th – 18th October 2022, 7th – 8th November 2022, 21st – 22nd November 2022, 28th – 29th November 2022, 12th – 13th December 2022, 19th – 20th December 2022

79 reviews for 2 Day STCW2010 Update Training Package

  1. M Brock

    Brilliant course, really engaging, instructors are amazing and explain everything you don’t understand.

  2. Saul Dunbavand

    Great academy. Great team. 🙂

  3. James Murray

    Great tutorials. Excellent facilities.

  4. Richard Kitching

    Excellent course content, friendly environment and good to put all the classroom based learning into practise in a safe, controlled setting.

  5. Sophie Griffiths

    Extremely knowledgeable, they were very kind with me as I was very nervous. Overall a great course with fantastic instructors.

  6. Oliver Owen

    Well taught course and very informative.

  7. Katie Harrison

    Fantastic instructors, really patient and professional, I learnt a lot, great location. Thank you

  8. Emily

    Very well run course and an exceptional experience within the open water and the practical firefighting.

  9. Oliver Ponting

    Good refreshing the information. Instructors excellent and approachable.

  10. Mustafa F Rana

    Excellent location and facilities. Professional and knowledgeable staff.

  11. Joe Doyle

    Once again an excellent course! Such a great maritime asset in the South West!

  12. Toby Forester

    * Great facilities and great staff
    * Professional, but entertaining teaching style!
    * I’ll be back!

  13. Anna Phillips

    Great course, a good mix of theory and practical elements, delivered by great staff.

  14. Robert Kamner

    I am very pleased to accomplish this STCW Refresher course with the team of the SWMA. I will certainly recommend it to all my colleagues.

  15. Hannah Walker

    Good location, instructors are friendly and approachable, would recommend.

  16. Dean Shaw

    All good, course met all the expectations, all instructors are polite and friendly.

  17. Huan Xu

    Over expectations! What I have gained during these 2 days more than delivered. Such a good experience. Thank you all for everything. I will certainly recommend everyone to come here!

  18. Oliver C

    Well organised and a great teaching experience. The instructors provided a safe and friendly course.

  19. Gael JM

    Instructors and training absolutely spot on, Rob, John and Luc were all excellent with a professional and friendly attitude. Overall I can definitely take all the training with me. It was exceptional and exciting, it covered all areas of what needed updating. I will definitely recommend this course and facilities to others – Awesome Guys.

  20. Gareth W.

    Excellent venue + excellent trainers = excellent training.
    By far the best training centre I have attended since starting work at sea 12 years ago.

  21. Penelope Rowson

    This is my second time with South West Maritime Academy & it’s great to see the standards + professionalism is still excellent after 5 years. I felt safe & they had my best interests at heart. Great facilities & instructors – thanks for a fantastic time, I’ve learnt a lot – again! Cheers!

  22. Gareth Edwards

    All instructors were very clear and knowledgeable. All had a great sense of humour. A fantastic facility with even better staff that made the courses very fun and a great learning atmosphere.

  23. Martin Smith

    Relaxed, informative and fun. Thank you for a very informative & interesting 2 days. The teaching style was excellent.

  24. Ella Yeandle

    A very relaxed atmosphere as well as a high level of professionalism. Thank you very much!

  25. Sarah Muscat

    Great experience. Thank you, it has been very helpful to recap everything again.

  26. Ryan Diggle

    Great, Knowledgeable instructors. Good facilities. Happily come back and use you guys again.

  27. Gavin John (verified owner)

    Superb course, facilities and instructors. I’ve 30+ years experience and have attended courses at other establishments, I highly recommend SWMA as being the best.

  28. Philip Prime

    You Rock

  29. Natasha Fewings

    Thank you so very much, I really appreciate your patience. As it is a little scary with all the gear + in extreme context, you really helped put us at ease. Thank you

  30. Debbi Pretorius

    Enjoyed it being interactive – wasn’t being preached to. Instructors were very approachable. Been in the industry 10 years – best facility I’e trained at. Will 100% be using South West Maritime Academy for future courses. Thank you.

  31. Jack Harries

    Very practical approach to emergency response rather than a from the book standardised approach. Learnt a lot. Thanks 🙂

  32. Jade Proetta

    Very friendly, straight forward instructors. Safe and comfortable environment to do courses. Thank you! 🙂

  33. Shaun Peverley

    The course was well run and structured with good explanation and demonstrations. Very good and will recommend it to friends.

  34. Huw Clark

    Instructors were very knowledgeable with industry and outside experience and competencies.
    i) Very realistic & therefore valuable training.
    ii) Emphasis on practical work is reassuring.

  35. Jeff Greenland

    Brilliant course which was well run by professional instructors. The update courses were pitched at the right level and I felt I learnt a lot and refreshed my skills.

  36. Conrad Jacobs

    At first thought the location was a bit weird (due to being far from the sea) but in the end the location and the courses exceeded my expectation.

  37. Michael Brooks

    Excellent instructors. Well paced, well thought out courses.

  38. Paul Donnan

    The instruction and teaching was friendly + professional + well explained at a good level.
    Great staff, all well explained at a sensible level taking in to account the students’ knowledge and experience.

  39. Dave Redhead

    5/5 says it all! Brilliantly delivered by highly knowledgeable and friendly instructors. So much more realistic doing sea survival in an outdoor setting as opposed to a pool.

  40. Jack Morris

    Fantastic site, all instructors very knowledgeable.
    Very often during these courses you come across very tired, old kit. Not here. All relatively new + top of the range kit.
    Very impressed.

  41. James Taylor

    Instructors showed practical use of all the equipment and relevant techniques. Very friendly, open, knowledgeable instructors with excellent facilities which explain and show practical survival and fire fighting techniques.

  42. Tomos P.

    Instructors are very knowledgeable and answered all questions I had.
    Very friendly, they put you at ease about all tasks and always check if you are ok.
    Very good course; thoroughly enjoyable, fun but also very useful.

  43. David I.

    Good to have instructors who still work in the industry.
    Easy to talk to and no question too stupid.
    Pretty realistic training and nice to be outside.

  44. Donna-Marie F.

    Very professional, set a good pace for the course. I felt safe at all times within the practical aspects.
    All the instructors were very professional and friendly with a great sense of humour.
    Fantastic training centre, facilities and kit.
    Highly professional and competent instructors.
    I really enjoyed my training, thank you 🙂

  45. Josh T.

    Great balance of practical and theory.
    Clear and informative instructions from staff.
    Always felt safe and friendly vibe.

  46. Laura S.

    I really enjoyed the course and the instructors were very knowledgeable and approachable.

  47. Daniel S.

    Vastly superior to my initial course. Great pace in the teaching and instructors were readily available and happy to assist.
    An excellent update to my STCW qualification and South West Maritime Academy was highly recommended…. I can definitely see why!!

  48. Chloe Shapton

    Simple but very effective. Learnt different and new techniques. Improved my knowledge.

  49. Guy Pickthall

    The courses were well run.
    The instructors made you feel welcome and were very professional.

  50. Talitha S-H

    Friendly and efficient and a better depth of knowledge and learning than expected.
    Great short course.

  51. Mark Hart

    Very professional, clear and concise training; I’ll be back!

  52. Adam Roberts

    Great courses; I will definitely bring things back to the ship!

  53. Carragh Martineau

    Real glad it wasn’t death by Powerpoint!
    Thank you guys!

  54. Andrew Kelly

    A very professional experience.

  55. Jon Duval

    I learnt a few new skills that have changed since I have done other courses.

  56. William Walters-Symons

    Great hands on course, using real fire making you understand how to fight a fire properly and its stages.

  57. Edward John Lawrence

    Second time using South West Maritime Academy and I will use them again and recommend them to anyone.

  58. Dean Shaw

    All good, course met all expectations, all instructors polite and friendly.

  59. Hannah Walker

    Good location. Teachers friendly and approachable. Would recommend.

  60. Huan Xu

    Over expectations! What I gain this two days is more than the whole course. Such good experience. Thank you all for everything. I will certainly recommend for everyone here.

  61. Chris White

    Trainers were proficient, knowledgeable, course material was very up to date. New techniques taught and learnt. Facilities good but still evolving. All going the right way.

  62. Emily Foreman

    Amazing! felt very comfortable and safe at all times. More informative than my basic STCW 5 years ago. Thank you so much

  63. David Curnock

    Fantastic facilities, great knowledge/experience base

  64. Samuel Slamaker

    Lots of fun, very informative and well paced.

  65. Peter Sutton

    Instructors very knowledgeable, Friendly approach, good learning environment. Great course, very good content delivered clearly.

  66. Benjamin Chalke

    Excellent instructor, paces the course for all. Great course, the practical in the water was something other courses don’t provide and was a great experience. Definitely will recommend this course to others.

  67. Samantha Neal

    Love how much of a practical element is involved in this course! Being in a lake rather than a pool makes it so much more of a realistic situation. Felt very safe at all times, so pleased I came back for my refresher.

  68. Will Fiddy

    Excellent course run again by John and his team. Always very fun, always feel safe and professionally run. Will be back again in five years.

  69. Aaron Thomas

    All good thanks

  70. Rachel McDonald

    Well planned out. Thank you

  71. Adam Bibbings

    Very good course.

  72. Simon Weaver

    Gear and Instruction first rate. Content delivered with humour and enthusiasm.

  73. Peter Carss

    Excellent courses, well presented, will definitely be back to re-new.

  74. D Saunders

    The course was good well structured and stayed interesting.

  75. Sarah Longbone

    Excellent instruction, great location and facilities. Good timing of course and good variation between theory and practical

  76. Alex Sandford

    Better than Warsash! Very approachable instructors create friendly environment.

  77. Barry Gorman

    Extremely thorough and approachable, liked the relaxed professional atmosphere.

  78. Harriette Smith

    If I’m paying for a course then I want to learn! Definitely did that here, and had fun in to the bargain!

  79. Alec Brown

    Facilities are excellent, training refresher was conducted at a level which still made the course very interesting and enjoyable! Highly recommend.

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This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor before booking onto the course.

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Telephone: 01454 260130
Email: info@southwestmaritimeacademy.com

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