Located in Plymouth, Devon, 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.
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 Laboratory, for teaching ROC and GOC courses. 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 courses.
Established in 1990, the Western Training Association, 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.
We moved to our current location in the picturesque Crownhill Fort in 2005 and we became Western Maritime Training in 2014 in order that the company name better reflects what we do.