Covid 19

Dear Customer
You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.

STCW – Basic Safety Training Week

STCW requires all seafarers to receive basic safety training in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. 

The STCW Basic Safety Training Week is made up of four courses which meet the minimum STCW familiarisation and basic safety training requirements. They can be booked either as a 5 day package over one week, or booked individually. Please note it is cheaper for you to book the 5 day package.  

Although it is not a mandatory part of the basic safety training programme, we have included the Proficiency in Security Awareness course during this week at no extra cost for those who book the 5 day package. 

Please NOTE - The first 2 days STCW fire training course will be delivered by our partner organisation STCW Fire Ltd at the Kingskerswell site near Newton Abbot TQ12 5LF. STCW Fire Ltd will issue the relevant fire certification.

The remaining 3 days training takes place in our Plymouth training centre, with the practical sea survival drills at the Plymouth Life Centre Diving Pool. 

Pre- Course Requirements

Candidates must be over 16 and be Medically Fit - Delegates undergoing firefighting training will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration to make us aware of any health problems, disabilities or injuries that we may need to take into account whilst attending this physically demanding course.  Therefore delegates must feel healthy and physically fit to undertake such training. 

The week comprises of:

  • Basic Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (Duration 2 days - lunch provided for this course)(STCW A-VI/1-2).
  • Elementary First Aid (1 day)(STCW A-VI/1-3) Duration 1 day
  • Personal Survival Techniques (1 day)(STCW Section A-VI/1 & table A-VI/1-1). Duration 1 day
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (half day)(STCW A-VI/1-4). Duration ½ day
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness (if required) (half day) FREE Duration ½ day

 Course Delivery

The course consists of lectures, films and demonstrations, including practical sessions on the firefighting, first aid and sea survival modules.   

Candidates are asked to pay close attention to the list of kit to bring along which is provided in your joining instructions.

Assessment and Certification

On successful completion of all 5 courses you will be issued with the relevant STCW certificates. 


Simply click on the date you require, click on book now, then carry on through to the Checkout.

Payment can be made by Credit or Debit card.

Travelling to us and need accommodation? We can help by providing details of a range of AirBnB, bed and breakfast or hotels to suit your budget. 


Course Cost

Course Fee (Inc. VAT) £799

Course Duration

5 Days

Course venues:

Maddacombe Farm Estate, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5LF 

Western Maritime Training: Plymouth PL6 5BX


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