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MCA/STCW, OPTIO, CAA, HSMOB Marine Courses & Fire, Helideck and Other Programs for the Maritime and Oil & Gas Industries in Aberdeen, Scotland

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Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry and has been delivering training courses for than 35 years since its origins as the Robert Gordon Institute of Technology (RGIT) in the 1970s. Petrofac has the broadest range of oil & gas, marine and STCW training accredited to the industry standards. The trainers deliver courses to 26,000 delegates in Scotland every year.

Petrofac is part of the Petrofac Group, a FTSE 250 company and leading service provider to the oil and gas industry. The training centers have modern classrooms, training equipment and high-tech simulators. The approvals and accreditations include - Lloyds Register (LRQA), Civil Aviation Authority, OPTIO, MCA, Nautical Institute, RYA and many more. Petrofac f has four dedicated training centers in Scotland UK.

The Aberdeen Marine Training Centre in Scotland offers a suite of industry-accredited and bespoke marine training courses and located close to Aberdeen harbour. The Altens Training Centre provides survival training and located at Altens, Aberdeen. The Montrose Training Centre advanced oil and gas training center for the offshore industry and located at Montrose, Angus in Scotland. And the Emergency Response Service Centre in Aberdeen provides emergency response facilities, solutions and support for multiple North Sea operators and for clients worldwide.

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Training Programs


MCA/STCW Marine Training

  • GMDSS - General Operator (GOC) (9 days, Altens): This course is designed to provide delegates with the level of knowledge needed to be competent in the use of VHF/HF/MF radiotelephony, telex, satellite procedures and equipment used commercially in the GMDSS.
  • GMDSS - Restricted Operator (ROC) (3 days, Altens): This course is designed to provide delegates with the level of knowledge needed to be competent in the use of VHF radiotelephony procedures and equipment used commercially in the GMDSS.
  • Medical First Aid (4 days, Altens): This course is intended for seafarers who are designated to provide medical first aid on board ship, in accordance with regulation VI/4(1-3) of the STCW Code.
  • Personal Survival Techniques (Altens): This course is designed to give all persons intending to go to sea, in merchant or fishing vessels, the essential basic knowledge and experience of personal survival principles and techniques that can be applied to maximize their chances of survival in the event of a marine incident.
  • Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (FRB) (3 days, Aberdeen): This course is designed to give delegates knowledge in all aspects of rescue, handling, maneuvering and driving their craft in various conditions and situations and in righting after capsize.
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (5 days, Aberdeen): This course is designed to give delegates knowledge of the construction and function of different types of survival craft, rescue boats and associated equipment.
  • Shipboard Security Officers (3 days, all): The course is designed to train delegates to undertake the role of shipboard security officer, meeting the requirements laid down in STCW ’78, as amended, regulation V1/5 and STCW code section A-V1/5.
  • STCW Basic Training (5 days, various): This course is designed to meet the basic training requirements for all persons intending to go to sea on merchant and fishing vessels and complies with Regulation VI/1, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/1, paragraph 2.1 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.
  • Updating Personal Survival Techniques Route 1 (1.5 days, Altens): The aim of this course is to allow seafarers who have previously been assessed as competent to hold a personal survival techniques certificate the opportunity to demonstrate they have retained the knowledge as per STCW 78 as amended (STCW Section A-VI/1-1).
  • Updating Personal Survival Techniques Route 2 (1 day, Aberdeen): The aim of this course is to allow seafarers who have previously been assessed as competent to take charge of a ship-borne fast rescue boat, the opportunity to demonstrate they have retained the knowledge and skills of a fast rescue boat coxswain that cannot reasonably be practiced on board a ship as per STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW Section A-VI/2-2).
  • Updating Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats Route 2 (1 day, Aberdeen): The aim of this course is to allow seafarers who have previously been assessed as competent to take charge of a ship-borne fast rescue boat, the opportunity to demonstrate they have retained the knowledge and skills of a fast rescue boat coxswain that cannot reasonably be practiced on board a ship as per STCW 78 as amended (STCW Section A-VI/2-2).
  • Updating Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats) Route 1 (1 day, Aberdeen): The aim of this course is to allow seafarers who have previously been assessed as competent to take charge of a ship-borne survival craft or rescue boat the opportunity to demonstrate they have retained the knowledge and skills of a lifeboat coxswain that cannot reasonably be practiced onboard ship as per STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW Section A-VI/2).
  • Updating Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Route 2 (1 day, Aberdeen): The aim of this course is to allow seafarers who have previously been assessed as competent to take charge of a ship-borne survival craft or rescue boat the opportunity to demonstrate they have retained the knowledge and skills of a lifeboat coxswain that cannot reasonably be practiced onboard ship as per STCW 78 as amended (STCW Section A-VI/2).
  • Certificate of Proficiency in General Purpose and Fast Rescue Boat Operations (3 days, Aberdeen): This course is designed to give delegates knowledge in all aspects of rescue, handling, maneuvering and driving their craft in various conditions and situations, and in righting after capsize.
  • Medical First Aid Conversion (1 day, Altens): This course is intended for delegates holding the OPITO Initial Training Shipboard Operations Certificate or OPITO Advanced Medical Aid Certificate and wish to convert it to an STCW Medical First Aid course in accordance with Regulation V1/4(1-3) of the STCW Code.
  • Proficiency in Medical Care (5 days, Altens): This course is intended for seafarers who are designated to take charge of medical care on board ship, in accordance with Regulation V1/4(4-6) of the STCW Code.
  • Ship Handling and Maneuvering Simulation (Aberdeen): The course is simulator based and enables delegates to practice using various steering and propulsion systems and to manage emergency situations that might arise during maneuvers such as thruster or steering gear failure.
  • Updating Proficiency in Medical Care (3 days, Alten): This course is intended for the master and any other person in charge of medical care on a UK flag vessel, in accordance with Regulation VI/4, paragraph 2 and Section A-VI/4, paragraphs 4 to 6 of the STCW Convention and Code 1978, as amended.

OPTIO Offshore Marine Courses


  • Advanced Medical Aid (Altens): This course is designed to meet the advanced medical aid training requirements for ERRV crew-members.
  • Advanced Medical Aid Further Training (2 days, Altens): Attendance on this training course is only open to delegates who are in possession of an Advanced Medical Aid certificate.
  • Command and Control for Masters and Mates (4.5 days, Altens): This course is designed to meet the onshore training, development and assessment requirements for Command and Control for Masters and Mates of ERRVs.
  • Daughtercraft Coxswain (5 days, Aberdeen): This course is designed to meet the daughtercraft coxswain training and development requirements for ERRV crew-members.
  • Fast Rescue Craft Boatman (2 days, Aberdeen): This course is designed to meet the fast rescue craft boatman training and development requirements for ERRV crew-members.
  • Fast Rescue Craft Coxswain (4.5 days, Aberdeen): This course is designed to meet the initial FRC coxswain training and development requirements for ERRV crew-members.
  • Initial Training for Shipboard Operations (5 days, Altens): This course is designed to meet the initial training and assessment requirements for all ERRV crew-members.
  • Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain - Further Practice - Freefall (1.5 days, Aberdeen): The aim of this course is to allow Offshore Lifeboat Coxswains the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and actions they are required to take as a freefall lifeboat coxswain that cannot reasonably be practiced offshore.
  • Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain - Supplementary Fall Training (Aberdeen): This course is designed to train and assess existing certified coxswains in different types of fall systems, other than freefall. There are two courses, one to train freefall coxswains in the operation of the twinfall lifeboat, and one to train the twinfall coxswain in the operation of the single fall lifeboat.
  • Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Twinfall (4 days, Aberdeen): The aim of this course is to provide delegates who have current offshore survival training certificate sufficient training to enable them to act as coxswains of twinfall lifeboats.

RYA Courses

  • GMDSS - Short Range Certificate (0.5 day, Altens): This course is designed to provide delegates with the level of knowledge needed to be competent in the use of VHF radiotelephony procedures and equipment used in GMDSS.
  • Power Boat Level 2 (Aberdeen): This course is designed to provide the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the international certificate of competence.

CAA & HSMOB Marine Courses

  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Offshore Operator (2 days, Altens): This course is designed to provide delegates with the level of knowledge needed to be competent in the use of VHF air band telephony procedures for offshore operators.
  • HSMOB High Speed Man Overboard Boat Coxswain (4 days, Aberdeen): This course meets the training requirements for those who will take charge of HSMOBs launching from ships and installations, particularly in the Norwegian sector.

Petrofac Marine Courses

  • Petrofac Freefall Passenger Training (0.5 day, Aberdeen): This course is designed to familiarise delegates with evacuation procedures associated with freefall lifeboats.
  • Petrofac Marine Awareness Course (1 day, Altens): This course is intended to refresh and update knowledge and awareness of marine operations in connection with offshore installations. The course is recognized and endorsed by the Marine Safety Forum.
  • Petrofac Marine Safety Officers/Representatives (3 days, all): This course is designed to give delegates knowledge of the duties and responsibilities associated with carrying out the function of safety officers or safety representatives on board a vessel. A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the course. This course is IOSH approved.

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