Western Maritime Training Ltd

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Western Maritime Training is an ISO 9001 2015 accredited, MCA,SQA and AMERC approved provider of high quality training courses based in the South West of the UK. We are also the regional Seafish Industry Authority provider of safety training to the commercial fishing industry. Please read below for reasons why you should consider Western Maritime Training as your preferred STCW and commercial maritime training solution provider. 

Located in central Plymouth Devon, with easy access to road and rail and with free parking, we offer training for mariners at every level, from STCW basic safety training to preparation for MCA Master Unlimited CoC Oral Examinations. All of our instructors are Master Mariners or technical specialists and all hold professional training qualifications.

We pride ourselves in doing more than simply delivering a syllabus and providing exam passes.

For commercial clients we are able to provide flexible training portfolios tailored to specific requirements, we can offer bespoke training and consultancy to help clients maximise efficiency within their training programmes. 

For individuals we can offer tailored packages.

In addition, we offer mentoring and support for individuals. This ranges from assistance in identifying the correct qualifications for your chosen career path, to help with completing application forms for MCA examinations, funding or grant applications.

Facilities: Our main classroom is equipped with a Transas Full Mission Bridge Simulator and three smaller simulation stations and is used for teaching courses such as ECDIS, NAEST and Superyacht navigation courses. We also have a GMDSS Radio Studio, for teaching ROC and GOC courses with the latest software and touchscreens. This is equipped with live MF, HF, VHF and Navtex sets and Transas GMDSS simulators for each student which are used for Inmarsat system simulation and for scenario and communication exercises.

In addition we have large selection of specialist equipment and facilities to assist in our training delivery, including a dedicated workshop with a working marine diesel engine for the teaching of MCA 30 hour Diesel Engine AEC 1 and AEC 2 courses.

We have 30 years experience  in commercial shipping and port sector operations. All of our Instructors are fully qualified master mariners or equivalent with appropriate teaching qualifications. Quality instruction at a fair price is what brings our customers back to us as they progress their their careers. Please don't confuse us with RYA centres providing similar courses. 

We dont contract out our Fire training to third party fire training providers like many RYA centres do. We own and run our dedicated Fire training facility catering for Basic 2 day fire and basic refresher courses. This facility will soon expand in 2020 to deliver Advanced Fire training services.


Established in 1990, the Western Maritime Training Ltd , based in central Plymouth, was originally set up in conjunction with the Seafish Industry Authority. Our role was to provide safety and navigation training for the commercial fishing sector.

Over time our portfolio has expanded to include all commercial sectors of the maritime industry and our client base has expanded, from the South West of England, to the wider UK and now internationally.

STCW Training Centers

Western Maritime Training Ltd have their training centers in the following locations:

  • Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
  • Kingskerswell Nr Newton Abott, Devon, United Kingdom

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