Offshore Approved Training Providers

Delivery of fishermen's training courses is undertaken by Seafish approved instructors working for our network of Approved Training Providers (ATPs).

If you want to book a course you need to contact an ATP – they will also be able to provide you with information on dates of courses and course fees.

England

Anglo-Scottish Seafish Industry Group Training Association
Based in Amble, mainly covering the north east of England
Contact: Dennis Osborne
Tel: 01665 713 823 or 07702 042 551
Email: assta.amble@gmail.com

Courses offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Health & Safety for New Entrants, Safety Awareness, Introduction to Commercial Fishing (3 day).

STCW courses including – Personal Survival Techniques

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC, Bridge Watchkeeping (2 day & 5 day), Engineroom Watchkeeping (2 day).

East Coast Maritime Training 
Based in Withernsea, delivering training in Hull and mainly covering Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Contact: Kim Jensen
Tel: 01964 204 044 or 07828 287 532
Email: training@ecmt.co.uk or office@eastcoastmaritimetraining.co.uk 
Website: eastcoastmaritimetraining.co.uk

Courses Offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Health & Safety for New Entrants, Safety Awareness, Stability Awareness for New Entrant Fishermen.

STCW courses including – Elementary First Aid, Personal Survival Techniques

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC, Bridge Watchkeeping (2 day & 5 day), Engineroom Watchkeeping (2 day).

Other – Basic Engineering (1 day), Gear Technology, Net Mending, Care of the Catch, Seamanship.

Eastern Seafish Training Association
Based in Shipdham near Dereham, mainly covering Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex
Contact: Simon Bywater
Tel: 07788 104127
Email: info@eastern-seafish.org.uk
Website: eastern-seafish.org.uk

Courses Offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Health & Safety for New Entrants, Safety Awareness.

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC, Bridge Watchkeeping (5 day), Engineroom Watchkeeping (2 day), MCA Approved Engine Course (30 hr).

NEAT Training Fishermen’s College
Based in Lyme Regis, mainly covering Somerset, Dorset, East/North Devon, Sussex and Kent.
Contact: Steve Postles and Alan Sandham 
Tel: 01297 445 097 or 07717 752 544, for bookings 07802 647 531
Email: lyme.fish@hotmail.com 
Website: thefishingcollege.co.uk and sfita.co.uk

Courses offered: Sea Survival/Personal Survival Techniques STCW 95, Sea Survival (RYA), Elementary First Aid STCW 95, First Aid (RYA), First Aid at Work (HSE), Basic Firefighting (1 day), Basic Health & Safety, Safety Awareness, Engine Watchkeeping (2 day), MCA Approved Engine Course (30 hour), Bridge Watchkeeping (2 day/5 day), Basic Stability Awareness, Intermediate Stability Awareness, Short Range Radio (SRC), Introduction to Commercial Fishing (3 days), Net making/Net mending, Manual Handling (CIEH), Fish Filleting/Knife Skills, Food Hygiene (CIEH), Boat Handling.

Seafood Cornwall Training
Based in Newlyn, covering Cornwall
Contact: Clare Leverton and Helena Worthington
Tel: 01736 364 324
Email: info@seafoodcornwalltraining.co.uk
Website: seafoodcornwalltraining.co.uk

Courses offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Basic Health & Safety, Safety Awareness, Introduction to Commercial Fishing (3 day).

STCW courses – Personal Survival Techniques, Elementary First Aid

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC, Bridge Watchkeeping (2 day & 5 day), Engine Watchkeeping (2 day), MCA Approved Engine Course (30 hr).

Western Maritime Training
Based in Plymouth Mainly Covering South West England
Contact: Hazel Bennett and Shaun Cummins 
Tel: 01752 770589
Email: h.bennett@wm.training or s.cummins@wm.training  
Website: westernmaritime.training

Courses offered: MCA AEC, GMDSS GOC, GMDSS ROC, Personal Survival Techniques, Proficiency in Medical First Aid, Elementary First Aid, Seafish Safety Awareness, Firefighting, Stability, Seafish Health and safety, Hygiene Exam, Watchkeeping and Navigation (2 day/5 day), Deck Officer fishing class 1, Deck Officer fishing class 2, ENS Fishing, Small Ship Navigation and Radar

Whitby & District Fishing Industry Training School
Based in Whitby, mainly covering the North East and Central East coast of England.  They are also the only ATP in the UK offering the Diploma in Sea Fishing.
Contact: Anne Hornigold
Tel: 01947 825 871 or 07796 943 996
Email: info@whitbyfishingschool.co.uk
Website: whitbyfishingschool.co.uk  

Courses Offered: Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Health & Safety for New Entrants, Safety Awareness 
STCW courses including – Elementary First Aid, Personal Survival Techniques
Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS VHF, 5-day Bridge Watchkeeping, MCA AEC1 and AEC2.

Scotland

Fish Industry Training Association
Based in Carradale, covering the Highlands and West of Scotland
Contact: Lachie Paterson
Tel: 01583 431 570 or 07771 681 428
Email: lachie.paterson@btinternet.com
Website: fita.info

Courses offered: Sea Survival, Fire Fighting & Prevention, First Aid, Safety Awareness, Health & Safety, Bridge Watch Keeping (5 day), Intermediate Stability, Engineering (2 day/5 day), GMDSS SRC Radio, Personal Survival Techniques (STCW 95), Elementary First Aid (STCW 95).

NAFC Marine Centre
Based in Shetland
Contact: Mark Fullerton
Tel: 01595 772 000
Email: mark.fullerton@uhi.ac.uk
Website: www.nafc.uhi.ac.uk 

Courses Offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Basic Health & Safety, Safety Awareness.

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC, Bridge Watchkeeping (5 day), MCA Approved Engine Course (30 hr).

Certificates of Competency – Class 1 Deck Officer (Fishing), Class 1 Engineer Officer (Fishing), Class 2 Deck Officer (Fishing), Class 2 Engineer Officer (Fishing).

Apprenticeships – Modern Apprenticeship Sea Fishing

North East Fishermen's Training Association
Based in Fraserburgh, covering north east Scotland 
Contact: James Buchan
Tel: 01346 513 074 or 07958 110 879
Website: www.nefta.info

Courses offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Basic Health & Safety, Safety Awareness.

STCW courses including – Emergency First Aid, Personal Survival Techniques

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen (plus Online), Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC (plus Online), Bridge Watchkeeping (2 day, plus Online) Bridge Watchkeeping (5 day), Engineroom Watchkeeping (2 day, plus Online).

North East Scotland College (Scottish Maritime Academy) 
Based in Peterhead 
Contact: Linda Hope
Tel: 01779 476 204 or 07540 715 856
Email: lhope@nescol.ac.uk
Website: smaritime.co.uk

Courses Offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Basic Health & Safety, Safety Awareness, Introduction to Commercial Fishing (3 day).

STCW Courses – Elementary First Aid, Personal Survival Techniques

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC, Bridge Watchkeeping (5 day), MCA Approved Engine Course (30 hr).

Certificates of Competency – Class 1 Deck Officer (Fishing), Class 2 Deck Officer (Fishing), Class 1 Deck Officer conversion to Officer of the Watch Unlimited.

Other Courses – GMDSS GOC, MCA Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (Generic and Furuno Type Specific), MCA Navigational Command Course, MCA NAEST Operational, MCA NAEST Management, MCA 30hr Approved Engine Course (Part 1 and Part 2), MCA Human Element Leadership and Management (Operational and Management).

Orkney College UHI - Maritime Studies Department
Contact: Mark Shiner or Samantha Phillips
Tel: 01856 569 406 or 01856 569 401
Email: ocmaritime@ac.uk
Website: orkney.uhi.ac.uk/studying-at-oc/departments/maritime-studies

Courses offered: Deck Safety Awareness, Fire Fighting for Seafarers, GMDSS Restricted Operator Certificate, SRC Marine Radio VHF, Efficient Deck Hand, Elementary First Aid (STCW), Medical First Aid (STCW), Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (STCW), Personal Survival Techniques (STCW), Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW), Human Element, Leadership & Management (Operations), RYA Powerboat 2

South of Scotland Seafish Training Association
Based in Eyemouth, covering the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway
Contact: David Gilchrist
Tel: 07856 023 172
Email: sosstatraining@aol.com

Courses offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Health & Safety for New Entrants, Safety Awareness.

STCW courses including – Personal Survival Techniques.

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC, Bridge Watchkeeping (2 day & 5 day), Engineroom Watchkeeping (2 day).

Western Isles Sea Fisheries Training Association
Based in Isle of Lewis, covering the Western Isles of Scotland 
Contact: Duncan MacInnes
Tel: 01851 702 385 or 07748 332 595
Email: info@wifa.co.uk 

Northern Ireland

Sea Fish Industry Training Association
Based in Portavogie
Contact: Juanita Emerson
Tel: 02842 771 556 or 07484 019 496
Email: training@sfitaportavogie.co.uk

Courses Offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Health & Safety for New Entrants, Safety Awareness, Stability Awareness for New Entrant Fishermen.

STCW courses including – Personal Survival Techniques, Proficiency in Medical First Aid

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC, Bridge Watchkeeping (2 day & 5 day), Engineroom Watchkeeping (2 day).

ANIFPO Ltd (Kilkeel)
Contact: Paul Greenwood
Tel: 02841 762 855
Email: paul@seasource.com

Wales

Coleg Llandrillo
Based in Rhos on Sea, covering north Wales and north west England
Contact: Andy White
Tel: 01492 546 666 Ext 1523
Email: white1a@gllm.ac.uk
Website: www.gllm.ac.uk 

Courses Offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Basic Health & Safety, Safety Awareness.

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC, Bridge Watchkeeping (2 day & 5 day), Engineroom Watchkeeping (2 day).

Sea Sense Surveying Ltd 
Mainly covering the South West Coast of Wales
Contact: Ian Spice
Tel: 07969 119 689 
Email: info@seasensesurveying.co.uk
Website: www.seasensesurveying.co.uk

Courses Offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Basic Health & Safety, Safety Awareness, Stability Awareness for New Entrant Fishermen.

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, Bridge Watchkeeping (2 day), Engine Watchkeeping (2 day).

Welsh Fishermen’s Association 
Based in Ceredigion, and mainly covering the west coast of Wales
Contact: Trevor Jones
Tel: 07769 117 827

Courses Offered: Seafish courses including - Basic Sea Survival, Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting, Basic Health & Safety, Safety Awareness.

Under 16.5m Skipper courses including - Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen, Advanced Stability, GMDSS SRC, Bridge Watchkeeping (2 day & 5 day), Engineroom Watchkeeping (2 day).

Channel Islands

States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department
Contact: Michael Phillips
Tel: 01481 234 567
Email: Michael.Phillips@gov.gg

Contacts

Contact our Fishermen's Safety Training team on 01472 252302 or email training@seafish.co.uk.