Fire Aid Academy Ltd

4.9 Average rating: Read reviews

MCA and Marshal Islands approved STCW training centre based in Hythe, Southampton.  Delivering a variety of STCW training courses to include security courses, first aid courses, Basic Safety Training, passenger ship and survival craft courses.

Our students are from all sectors of the maritime industry to include yachts, commercial shipping, cruise ships and ferry companies.

STCW Training Centres

Fire Aid Academy Ltd have their training centre located in Hythe, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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Customer Reviews

Fire Aid Academy Ltd reviews as published on Google:

  • Bex Florence

    Bex Florence

    Average rating: 9 months ago

    Did our STCW training here. The staff were great. The best courses we have attended yet. And reasonably priced. We will be booking more. Thank you.

  • Mark Kibblewhite

    Mark Kibblewhite

    Average rating: 5 months ago

    It's a great place to achieve STCW certification, friendly staff and their SME's are very knowledgable

  • Karryne Hodgkinson

    Karryne Hodgkinson

    Average rating: a year ago

    Have had great training, BT our main trainer was wonderfully witty as were other trainers

  • Brigadoon Stew

    Brigadoon Stew

    Average rating: 7 months ago

    Great people, great facilities, great experience!
    I’ve been doing my training with fire aid since 2016 and it’s always been a delight! The course content is spot on and always well delivered

  • Micheál Hurley

    Micheál Hurley

    Average rating: a year ago

    Very competent training staff. Facilities were excellent in fire unit itself. The accommodation unit was really only suitable for young students. I had to sleep on top in a bunk bed I was in my 60s and everyone else were in the 20s. Hopefully it's improved since.

  • Roxanne


    Average rating: 8 June 2022

    Completed my week long STCW and would definitely recommend.
    Well organised and professional. Lots of info shared via email before, calls with queries answered quickly.
    The instructors were very enthusiastic and clearly enjoyed the job making it a lot more fun.

  • Sue Nicholas

    Sue Nicholas

    Average rating: 14 June 2021

    Lovely friendly staff, coarse was very good. Thank you for a good day.

  • Joanne Haxby

    Joanne Haxby

    Average rating: 28 May 2021

    Excellent course and great instructor

  • Joshua Baker

    Joshua Baker

    Average rating: 19 March 2021

    Took a Personal Survival Techniques course with these guys. Professionally run, even under strange circumstances. Would definitely recommend.

  • chris robson

    chris robson

    Average rating: 7 March 2021

    Great place. Great instructors. Great course. Great time

  • Bob Kinsella

    Bob Kinsella

    Average rating: 18 February 2021

    Outstanding instructors with excellent facilities and equipment. The courses were very inclusive with everyone being able to experience the practical aspects of the courses.
    When looking around I found them to be the best value for money in the Dorset and Hampshire counties, and administration and communication was excellent too, particularly during the ever-changing circumstances of government restrictions during the on-going covid saga. Certificates issued immediately following course completion, which was also helpful.
    Would highly recommend.

  • Molly Wells

    Molly Wells

    Average rating: 3 August 2020

    I completed my STCW course here recently and cannot rate this place higher. I shall be back in 5 years for my refresher!
    Chris, Terry and the rest of the team are incredibly helpful, friendly and professional. All full of great knowledge and experience, they made learning and training fun! Death by powerpoint did not happen here...
    I highly recommend this place for all people looking to getting their STCW qualification.

  • Tom Whelan

    Tom Whelan

    Average rating: 25 July 2020

    Chris and the team at Fire-aid provide a fantastic STCW course. All of the instructors are very patient and understanding of people's needs when out of their comfort zones. Would definitely recommend

  • Oli -

    Oli -

    Average rating: 8 July 2020

    Amazing company with brilliant instructors, I would definitely recommend!

  • Brett Phillips

    Brett Phillips

    Average rating: 11 December 2019

    Very well run, nice change to some of the other providers. Particularly liked the extinguisher excersises.

  • Dmitry Ryapolov

    Dmitry Ryapolov

    Average rating: 12 July 2019

    Nice place. It looks little bit tunny, but I did enjoy me course! Thank you guys!

  • Fulvio Boatta

    Fulvio Boatta

    Average rating: 4 July 2019

    Good quality courses and friendly staff. Recommended!

  • ACrazy Thing

    ACrazy Thing

    Average rating: 11 December 2018

    First class training and friendly staff.

  • Sean O'Keeffe

    Sean O'Keeffe

    Average rating: 2 July 2018

  • Ted Martin

    Ted Martin

    Average rating: 2 September 2017

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STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
STCW - Basic Safety Training
Personal Survival Techniques
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
STCW Refresher
Update Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (UFPFF)
Update Advanced Fire Fighting (UAFF) - Route 1 (half day)
Update Advanced Fire Fighting (UAFF) - Route 2 (1 day)
Update Personal Survival Techniques (UPST)
Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat - UPSCRB
Update Training Package (PST & UFPFF)
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Update Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (UFPFF)
Update Advanced Fire Fighting (UAFF) - Route 1 (half day)
Update Advanced Fire Fighting (UAFF) - Route 2 (1 day)
STCW Advanced Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Proficiency in Medical First Aid
Life / Rescue Boat
Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat - UPSCRB
Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boat) - PSCRB
Safety Management
Shipboard Safety Officer
Crisis Management & Human Behaviour on Passenger Ships
Crowd Management Training on Passenger Ships
Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)
Deck, Bridge, Dynamic Positioning, Navigation
Human Element Leadership & Management (Operational level) - HELM(O)
Superyachts - Deck
Powerboat Level 2
Superyachts - Engine
Approved Engine Course 1
Superyachts - Other courses
Superyacht Starter Package - BST, PDSD & PBL2
Additional STCW courses
Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety & Hull Integrity for Ro-Ro Passenger Ships