You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.
Here is only a small selection of feedback comments from our students –
Chris – MCA AEC – March 2019 I just wanted to thank everyone concerned at Western Training for putting on the AEC last week. It was a great course which I thoroughly enjoyed - I learned huge amount. The course was very well organised, and the teaching was superb from Phil, he is unquestionably the best teacher I have had in any subject.
Joana – STCW First aid April 2019 'Today's course was superb... and I have done countless first aid courses. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable delivery - ideally pitched to this audience, Dave deserves a big pat on the back.'
Cairan, – GOC May 2019 Excellent instruction by Arthur, able to direct instruction at all levels in the class and allowed free discussion of topics and experiences. I find this is just as educational as the course content. The instructor is a very experienced and he knows his stuff.
Neil, – Masters unlimited Oral Preparation – Jan 2019 “I’m impressed with the level of trainer’s professionalism and his passion to share his knowledge with us (a great bonus). What is more important, he managed to present difficult matters in an easy to absorb way with a bit of humour. All Western Maritime Training staff were equally helpful and friendly. I am very pleased to say that I passed my Oral Board at the first attempt! Thanks to Richard Philips
Rico – HELM M course May 2019 “Very enjoyable experience. The Trainers knowledge and experience is excellent. Richard was professional but relaxed and made the subjects easy to understand. The Bridge simulator is superb!
Elisa– STCW courses July 2018 Western Maritime Training is a great place to study; the staff are knowledgeable and supportive. really felt I had good value for my money. I didn’t feel at all intimidated at my lack of knowledge and was delighted to have come away wanting to learn more. Thank you!!
Oliver – ECDIS, Oct 2017 “The professionalism of the staff and training facilities makes for an excellent training provider.” The full mission bridge simulator is brilliant!