Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre, Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Blackpool & The Fylde College

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Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre (FOSC) is a leading provider of safety, survival and fire training to both the Merchant Navy and the Offshore Oil & Gas Industries. We have a team of teaching staff drawn from the offshore, maritime and safety industries with considerable knowledge relevant to the courses we deliver.

The centre is situated at the internationally recognised Fleetwood Nautical Campus at the northern end of the Fylde Coast.


Truly outstanding facilities ensure a steady stream of blue-chip clients.Among them are:

  • A recent £8 million refurbished campus.
  • A purpose built river launching facility with a fleet of five ‘Single and Twin Fall’ Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft (TEMPSC), four Fast
  • Rescue Craft (FRCs) with a mix of Jet and Outboard Drives and three support craft of varying sizes.
  • A unique environmental training facility featuring an 18mx12mx4m tank with a wave machine capable of producing a metre swell wave of various patterns. Darkness and rainfall can also be created to provide extreme abandonment conditions.
  • A Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) simulator, used by HRH Prince William as part of his professional development as an operational search and rescue pilot.
  • A purpose-built fire training facility with recent major upgrades to the classroom, changing and practical BA training rooms.


The centre has accreditation to run the following courses:

  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW, Maritime & Coastguard agency approval (MCA)
  • Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO)
  • Marine Contractors Association (MCA)
  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (Nebosh)
  • RenewableUK (Ruk)
  • Global Wind Organisation (GWO)

STCW Training Centers

Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre, Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Blackpool & The Fylde College have their training center located in Broadwater, Fleetwood, Lancashire, United Kingdom.

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Customer Reviews

Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre, Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Blackpool & The Fylde College reviews as published on Google:

  • Ian Collings

    Ian Collings

    Average rating: a month ago

    STCW refresher course. Expert tuition by highly motivated instructors. This college has to be the best in the UK for industry based training . Facilities here are excellent.

  • Danny Hill

    Danny Hill

    Average rating: 7 months ago

    Great courses run by a great team!

  • Victoria Wooding

    Victoria Wooding

    Average rating: 2 weeks ago


  • Will Graham

    Will Graham

    Average rating: 9 months ago

    Another enjoyable day. See you in 4 yrs...

  • Ian Ellarby

    Ian Ellarby

    Average rating: a year ago

    Fantastic training centre for Opito, GWO, STCW courses and Updating as well as Cadet training

  • Les Ashton

    Les Ashton

    Average rating: April 8, 2021

    Had a Great Day at Fleetwood Nautical College testing survival suits. The instructors were Friendly and thorough. We had a nice group of people and I hope to do it again soon.

  • paul davies

    paul davies

    Average rating: February 9, 2021

  • Paul Santangeli

    Paul Santangeli

    Average rating: January 20, 2021

    Great helpful staff highly recommended

  • Jason PFS

    Jason PFS

    Average rating: February 4, 2020

    Very unhelpful course help, if you want quality then head to Aberdeen or Petans Norwich.



    Average rating: January 29, 2020

  • A Google User

    Average rating: January 20, 2020

  • Perrie


    Average rating: January 20, 2020

  • Frédéric de Ville

    Frédéric de Ville

    Average rating: June 11, 2018

    Great experience once again! Great and experienced staff! Can only recommend it.

  • martin crompton

    martin crompton

    Average rating: March 19, 2017

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