South West Maritime Academy

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South West Maritime Academy are an experienced and specialist provider of high quality safety training courses.

We provide training across a range of sectors, including maritime, workplace, business and to the public.

We are based at our purpose built training facility in the South West of England, which is used for a wide range of courses from the STCW95 including:
Water Safety/Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting, Company Security officer, Advanced Fire, Proficiency in Designated Security Duties, Advanced Fire, Medical First Aid, Crisis Managament and Human Behaviour, Efficient Deck Hand, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats, Fast Rescue Boats as well as a range of STCW2010 Update courses and Packages.

We also offer RYA courses such as VHF Radio and Powerboat Levels 1&2 both on site and at our RYA centre in Bristol.

Our workplace courses (including Basic First Aid, Paediatric CPR and Fire Marshal Training) can also be completed on client premises across the UK.

Our specialist team of instructors all have hands on and professional experience, ensuring that all participants benefit from direct personal knowledge & 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 are committed to the success and achievement of our students. Our pass rate for all courses is 100% (reflecting the focus we put on the success of every individual attendee to every course we run), and many of our previous participants have now secured employment and/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..

How Can SWMA Help You?

Whether you are an individual or large corporation looking to expand or refresh your skills and knowledge base, we can accommodate a wide range of requirements from one off training to an on-going bespoke training package to ensure statutory compliance across your organisation.

First Aid & Medical Training

The ability to provide basic CPR and first aid support is an essential skill which affects all aspects of our lives. Whether you work in education, construction, a corporate office environment or run your own business, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to provide first aid – in the vast majority of cases this will be to help someone you know. Employers have a legal duty of care to ensure that immediate first aid is available in the event of an accident or falling ill at work. Our courses cover a wide range of basic, intermediate and advanced first aid skills.

Maritime Training

Our maritime courses include STCW95/2010 Personal Survival Techniques, security, basic safety, basic and advanced fire prevention and fire fighting as well as specific powerboat courses and the Boat Masters’ License, which are Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved courses. We are able to offer combined package deals for a one stop shop for your maritime training requirements.

Fire Safety Training

From fire marshal training for workplace environments, to enclosed space on board fire prevention and MCA approved Advanced Fire Fighting, we can provide the essential skills and knowledge to prevent fire incidents and to safely utilise specialist equipment to control and extinguish fires.

STCW Training Centers

South West Maritime Academy have their training center located in Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

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Customer Reviews

South West Maritime Academy reviews as published on Google:

  • Keith Benson

    Keith Benson

    Average rating: 3 months ago

    The quality of the courses, the location and the knowledge & professionalism displayed by Johnathan and his team are simply outstanding. This is a 5 Star company and I highly recommend them to anyone wishing to attain any of the qualifications they offer.

  • joanne wayne

    joanne wayne

    Average rating: 3 months ago

    I did STCW here and these guys were brilliant. Very experienced trainers who make the training interesting and relevant. They were also very patient and put you at ease when doing some of the more challenging fire scenarios. Definitely recommend them!

  • Matthew Oosthuizen

    Matthew Oosthuizen

    Average rating: 3 months ago

    Instructors were absolutely bang on, no questions left unanswered and actually left with a few good mates!

    Thoroughly recommend this one, they’re not money hungry, they actually take the time and have the patience.

    Definitely will be using these guys again for future courses.

    See you soon!

  • James Steer

    James Steer

    Average rating: 3 months ago

    South West Maritime Academy delivered all our STCW update training for over 90 people. The training was second to none and the guys at SWMA really know their stuff. Since then, they have continued to support our training needs and have delivered Company Security Officer Training, Personal Survival Techniques and others training. They have also developed and delivered bespoke first aid training on board our ships, which received positive feedback from those involved.

    I can't recommend them enough.

  • Pete Thorpe

    Pete Thorpe

    Average rating: 3 months ago

    Amazing venue and facilities coupled with experienced and professional trainers. Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a quality training experience! From the initial booking right through to the end of the course, the support we all received was second to none.Thanks once again to Johnathan and the team - We will certainly be back for more!

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STCW Courses

STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
STCW 95 Basic Safety Training Course package
STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques (Sea Survival Course)
STCW 95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
Fire Prevention & Firefighting
STCW 95 Elementary First Aid
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (Restricted)
RYA Powerboat Level 1
RYA Powerboat Level 2
MCA Boatmasters Ancillary Training
STCW Refresher
Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques
Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats
Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
STCW updating training - 2 Day Package
STCW updating training - 3 Day Package
STCW updating training - 4 Day Package
STCW updating training - 5 Day Package
MCA Boatmasters Ancillary Training
Firefighting
Fire Prevention & Firefighting
Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
Advanced Fire Fighting
Medical
STCW 95 Elementary First Aid
Proficiency in Medical First Aid (STCW)
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (Restricted)
Life / Rescue Boat
Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats
Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (STCW PSCRB)
Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
Safety Management
Crisis Management and Human Behaviour for Passenger Ships (STCW)
Crowd Management
Security
Proficiency in Security Awareness
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties Course – PDSD
Ship Security Officer (SSO)
Company Security Officer (CSO)
Deck, Bridge, Dynamic Positioning, Navigation
Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)
Superyachts - Deck
RYA Powerboat Level 1
RYA Powerboat Level 2
Workboat/Windfarm Vessel
MCA Boatmasters Ancillary Training
Additional STCW courses
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (Restricted)