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Professional Training in Maritime, Emergency Rescue Response Vessel, Firefighting, RYA and Offshore Oil & Gas in Hull, UK

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Established in 1987 and based in Hull, East Yorkshire - UK, HOTA (Humberside Offshore Training Association) an award winning training provider offers nationally approved training and an extensive range of maritime and offshore / oil & gas training courses.

HOTA is one of the leading pioneers for training within the maritime Industry. HOTA is accredited by all leading maritime and offshore standards agencies including MCA, STCW, RYA and RUK/GWO.


HOTA offers excellent training facilities. The core of the Training Centre is the environmental training pool 10 meters by 20 meters in size and containing 250,000 liters of water and allows HOTA to generate a realistic training Housed in the pool is the Helicopter Underwater Escape which is capable of a 180-degree revolution underwater. HOTA’s two-third-scale replica elevated Helideck is used with its very own Helicopter for training Offshore Helicopter Landing Officers.

HOTA offers OPITO Approved OIM and CRO assessments in its purpose built emergency response suite. This state of the art facility consists of a suite of air conditioned rooms housing a fully digital communications network incorporating video recording/playback, radio, telephone and sound effect system. And he fire ground consists of a purpose built facility providing a safe and realistic training environment.

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Training Programs




Maritime Training Courses

  • Advanced Fire Fighting Certificate of Updated Proficiency (STCW 10)
  • Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting (STCW)
  • Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting Certificate of Updated Proficiency (STCW 10)
  • Basic Navigation Skills
  • Crisis Management & Human Behaviour
  • Crowd Management
  • Davit Launch Liferaft
  • Efficient Deck Hand
  • Elementary First Aid (STCW)
  • Entry into Enclosed Spaces Course
  • Fire Fighting Advanced (STCW)
  • Medical First Aid (STCW)
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (STCW)
  • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW)
  • Personal Survival Techniques Certificate (Also applicable for Updates STCW)
  • Prof in Fast Rescue Boats Inc Capsize Certificate of Updated Proficiency (STCW10)
  • Proficiency For Seafarers With Designated Security Duties
  • Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats inc Capsize (STCW)
  • Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship (STCW)
  • Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship Refresher (STCW)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat (other than Fast Rescue Boats) Certificate of Updated Proficiency (STCW10)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (STCW)
  • Ship Safety Officer Course
  • Ship Security Awareness Course
  • Ship Security Officer (STCW)
  • Small Boat Handling

Offshore Oil & Gas Training Courses

  • Additional Norwegian Training
  • Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training Course (with CA-EBS) (BOSIET)
  • CAA Offshore Radio Operators Certificate of Competence
  • Compressed Air EBS Training
  • Dangerous Goods by Air & Sea
  • Further Offshore Emergency Training (with CA-EBS) (FOET)
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (with CA-EBS) (HUET)
  • Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) Training
  • Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST)
  • NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas Operation Safety
  • Offshore Basic Total Enclosed Survival Craft Coxswain (Twinfall)
  • Offshore Basic Total Enclosed Survival Craft Coxswain (Twinfall) Further Practice
  • Offshore First Aid (HSE)
  • Offshore First Aid Refresher (HSE)
  • Offshore Installation Manager Regulations
  • Offshore Installation Manager Regulations (Satellite)
  • Offshore Installation Manager Regulations Refresher
  • Offshore Safety Representatives Further Training
  • Offshore Safety Representatives Initial Training
  • Radioactive Material by Air Course
  • Radioactive Material by Sea Course

Wind Turbine & Renewable Energy Training Courses

  • GWO Fire Safety
  • GWO Manual Handling
  • GWO First Aid
  • GWO Marine Safety Training (Sea Survival)
  • GWO Working at Heights
  • GWO Marine Safety Training Refresher (Sea Survival)
  • GWO First Aid Refresher
  • GWO Working at Heights Refresher

Emergency Rescue Response Vessel Training Courses

  • Advanced Medical Aid
  • Advanced Medical Aid Further Training
  • Elementary First Aid (STCW)
  • Firefighting Merchant Navy Basic (STCW)
  • FRB Conversion Course
  • FRC Boatman
  • Initial Training Shipboard Operations
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (STCW)
  • Personal Survival Techniques (STCW)

Emergency Response Training Courses

  • Control Room Operators Assessment – Offshore Fixed Installations
  • Control Room Operators Training – Offshore Fixed Installations
  • OIM Controlling Emergencies - Training
  • OIM Controlling Emergencies Assessment
  • Site Incident Controllers – Onshore Terminals

Health & Safety Training Courses

  • Environmental Awareness
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Warden/ Fire Marshall Training
  • Foundation Certificate in Health and Safety Level 2 Award
  • Managing Safely® (IOSH)
  • NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas Operational Safety
  • Principles of COSHH
  • Principles of Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessment - Principles Level 2 Award
  • Stress Awareness

Firefighting Training Courses

  • Advanced Fire Fighting Certificate of Updated Proficiency (STCW 10)
  • Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting (STCW)
  • Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting Certificate of Updated Proficiency (STCW 10)
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher & Basic First Aid
  • Fire Extinguisher & Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire Fighting Advanced (STCW)
  • Fire Warden/Marshall Training
  • GWO Fire Safety

Medical - First Aid Training Courses

  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • Casualty Handing
  • Chemical First Aid Supplement (Cyanide & HF)
  • Elementary First Aid (STCW)
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • First Aid at Work
  • First Aid at Work Annual Update
  • First Aid at Work Refresher
  • GWO First Aid
  • Medical First Aid (STCW)
  • Medical Gases
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Mental Health First Aid Awareness
  • Mental Health First Aid Champion
  • Oxygen & Entonox Therapy
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship (STCW)
  • Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship Refresher (STCW)

Specialist Training Courses

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Accident/Incident Investigation
  • Fork Lift Truck Safety
  • Gas Hazards
  • Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)
  • Onshore Safety Representatives Regulations
  • Weather Observation

RYA Courses

  • RYA Basic Sea Survival
  • RYA First Aid Certificate
  • RYA Powerboat Level II
  • RYA VHF Certificate
  • RYA Powerboat Level 1
  • RYA Diesel Engine

LAST UPDATED ON Dec 7, 2020