Maritime Skills Academy

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A World Leader in STCW Marine Training

The Maritime Skills Academy, part of the Viking ‘a Family of Companies’, provides vital training for the maritime industry with its extensive portfolio of MCA accredited STCW courses, refresher training and professional development courses.

The iconic, state of the art training facility is located in Dover, Kent, which is ideally situated for links to the UK and Europe and has been designed to provide seafarers a versatile and inspirational training environment.

The centre is fully equipped for all STCW safety training featuring a dedicated environment survival pool complex, full fire training ground and lifeboat centre.

We offer training that covers all sectors of the maritime industry worldwide from cruise ships, superyachts, oil & gas, ports and harbours to marine logistics and offshore wind farms. Also includes land based sectors such as power stations, the emergency services and partnering with local colleges.

We are also an Approved Marlins English Testing Centre.

Our new Marine Survival Complex, based at Whitfield on the outskirts of Dover UK, is now open – and will enable us to extend the range and number of courses that we offer.

STCW Training Centers

Maritime Skills Academy have their training centers in the following locations:

  • Dover, Kent, United Kingdom
  • Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

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Customer Reviews

Maritime Skills Academy reviews as published on Google:

  • Sharon Jolliffe

    Sharon Jolliffe

    Average rating: 4 months ago

    Brilliant experience, thank you to the volunteers who were fantastic with Dover and Deal Sea cadets.

  • Michael Glenn

    Michael Glenn

    Average rating: 8 months ago

    Great venue for a team building activity and Stuart, Ian and Lewis were brilliant with the group.

  • Matthew Harwood

    Matthew Harwood

    Average rating: 8 months ago

    An amazing facility, I did my personal survival training here and it was a fantastic course with thorough theoretical and practical activities that covered everything.

  • Adrian Sear

    Adrian Sear

    Average rating: a year ago

    I iDisagree it's 4.5 it's a five star business

  • Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis

    Average rating: 9 months ago

    Very good Very good training with highly skilled instructors

  • Richard Kay

    Richard Kay

    Average rating: March 11, 2021

    Very good, glad to get booked in at fairly short notice.
    Only fault was shortage of coffee, presume that and no food is Covid related?

  • mark Jaenicke

    mark Jaenicke

    Average rating: January 29, 2021

    Great instructors and amazing facilities.

  • Joseph Parkes

    Joseph Parkes

    Average rating: November 19, 2020

    First of all I would like to say thank you to the staff for a fantastic course.
    The venue is excellent with the lady at the reception desk very pleasant and welcoming.

  • Paul Wells

    Paul Wells

    Average rating: November 11, 2020

    Great training as always and instructed in a Covid secure environment.

  • Ray Shelley

    Ray Shelley

    Average rating: October 23, 2020

    Great place. Done my GWO sea survival there. They facilities and team were great. Done it a few other places here was the best by far

  • josip kulas

    josip kulas

    Average rating: August 11, 2020

  • John Pettman

    John Pettman

    Average rating: August 8, 2018

    Excellent training centre for our Butler Trainees at EBS

  • Phil Moody

    Phil Moody

    Average rating: June 29, 2018

    Have just completed PST , MES & Firefighting course here. They have great facilities and more importantly great instructors. I would definately reccomend. Thanks guys you really looked after us keep up the great work.

  • Alexander Foster

    Alexander Foster

    Average rating: November 7, 2017

  • Kevin Bourne

    Kevin Bourne

    Average rating: August 18, 2017

    Was here to renew my Fire Fighting and sea survival after a number of years. The staff and facilities were excellent. Highly recommended,

  • David Cameron

    David Cameron

    Average rating: August 15, 2017

    Excellent day ...All training very informative

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Courses

STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
STCW Basic Safety Training (including Security Awareness)
STCW Personal Survival Techniques
STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting - Please enquire for dates
STCW Elementary First Aid - Please enquire for dates
STCW Refresher
Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)
Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)
STCW Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)
Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)
Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat
Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Medical Care - Dover
Firefighting
STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting - Please enquire for dates
Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)
Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)
Certificate of Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
Medical
STCW Elementary First Aid - Please enquire for dates
Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Medical Care - Dover
Certificate of Proficiency in Medical First Aid - Dover
Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Care - Dover
Life / Rescue Boat
Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)
Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat
Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat
Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat
Safety Management
Certificate of Proficiency in Crisis Management & Human Behaviour
Designated Person Ashore
Maritime Internal Auditor
Maritime Lead Auditor
Crowd Management
Security
Certificate of Proficiency in Security Awareness
Certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
Certificate of Proficiency as Ship Security Officer
Port Facility Security Officer
Engine / Electrical
Marine High Voltage (HV) at Management Level – Portsmouth
Marine High Voltage (HV) at Operational Level
Workboat/Windfarm Vessel
Approved Engine Course (AEC) Part 1 - 2022 DATES COMING SOON
Additional STCW courses
Entry into Enclosed Spaces
MCA Approved Advanced Polar Code Training
MCA Approved Basic Polar Code Training
Train the Trainer (IMO model course 6.09)