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Maritime, STCW, MCA, RYA and Workplace Safety Training in Cromhall, Gloucestershire, South West England

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Located at Cromhall in South Gloucestershire, South West Maritime Academy is a specialist provider of quality safety training courses. The academy provides training across a range of sectors, including maritime, workplace, and to the general public. South West Maritime Academy is based at the purpose built training facility in the South West of England, which is used for a wide range of courses.

South West Maritime Academy also offers RYA courses both on site and at the RYA centre in Bristol. The workplace courses (including Basic First Aid, Pediatric CPR and Fire Marshal Training) can also be completed on client premises across the UK.


The specialist team of instructors have hands-on and professional experience, ensuring that all participants benefit from direct personal knowledge and experience. Instructors can tailor courses to provide additional relevant information and to meet specific industry, workplace or local training requirements.

As a training centre, South West Maritime Academy is committed to the success and achievement of the students and the pass rate for all courses is 100%. Many of the previous participants have secured employment or promotion, as well as the essential skills they required for their current roles. South West Maritime Academy is a signatory of the Armed Forces Charter.

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Training Programs




STCW Maritime Safety Courses

STCW Security Courses

STCW Update Training Courses

  • STCW Updating/Refresher Overview
  • STCW Updating Training Packages
  • 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

Medical Courses

Fire Fighting Courses

  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW)
  • Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Passenger Ship Safety Courses

  • Crowd Management
  • Crisis Management and Human Behaviour for Passenger Ships (STCW)

Engineering & Electro Technical Courses

  • MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC)

Deck (Navigation) Courses

  • Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

Inland Waterways Courses

  • Boat Masters License

Workplace Courses

  • Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day Course)
  • Fist Aid At Work (3 Day Course)
  • Fire Marshal & Extinguisher Training

RYA Courses

  • RYA Powerboat Level 1
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA First Aid
  • RYA VHF Short Range Radio Certificate (Classroom)

RYA Online Courses

  • RYA VHF Radio Course (Online)
  • RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR)