Maritime Training in Plymouth

Qualifications, Courses & Delivery of Maritime Training in Plymouth, with Excellent Facilities.

Certificates Awarded

Over 20,000
Students Trained

30+ Years
In Business


Find The Right Maritime Training Course For You

Founded in 1990, ‘Western Maritime Training’ in Plymouth is a well-established maritime training course provider. 

Training is offered to mariners at every level, from STCW Basic Safety Training, through to full Master qualifications.  We can offer tailored packages for individual students, and are also able to offer flexible training packages tailored to specific requirements for commercial clients.

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Master <200gt

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Master Tug <500gt

This is an online study course for working crew, to achieve the relevant certificates with the assistance of an Assessor.  You will be required to build a portfolio of evidence.

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Master Tug <3000gt

This qualification is available to anyone who has already studied and achieved the Master Tug <500t qualification. Study online anywhere in the UK using our online training resources.

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All Courses

We also offer a wide variety of maritime training ‘short courses.’ Select ‘view courses’ to see our A-Z list. If you have any further queries, please contact us.

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Our Training Facilities

We are proud of our first-class maritime training facilities at Western Maritime Training. Find out more about our state-of-the-art equipment and experienced team.
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Contact Us

If you have any questions about our courses or specific requirements, please contact one of our team members so we can help provide the best solution for you.
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About ‘Western Maritime Training’ in Plymouth

At Western Maritime Training we are licenced to ISO 9001:2015 accredited standard.  We also have full SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) certification.  Western Maritime Training are the ‘AMERC licenced radio’ training centre in the South West.  We are the ‘Seafish Industry Authority’ provider of safety training for the Commercial Fishing Industry.

Our instructors are Master Mariners and technical specialists, holding professional training qualifications, and come from all areas of the maritime industry.  These expert tutors have spent their careers on superyachts; navy warships; fishing boats; tall ships; submarines and merchant navy vessels, working all over the world.

We have excellent facilities within Crownhill Fort, including our 4-Bridge Simulator Training Suite, a GMDSS Radio Suite and a dedicated engineering workshop, in addition to other specialist equipment to assist in our training delivery.

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Supporting Students

We are proud to have supported thousands of students on their journey through maritime training, ensuring we continually offer mentoring and support for all individuals.  This ranges from helping to identify the correct qualifications for their chosen career path, to assisting with the completion of application forms for MCA examinations, funding or grant applications.

Our courses have small student numbers to allow everyone the chance to interact, ask questions and learn as much as they possibly can whilst training with us.  If sitting in a classroom seems like a distant memory, we can help to put them at ease and prepare them for study on our courses.

Inside Crownhill Fort, we have very secure all-day parking for students inside the gates of the fort, which is free of charge.

Why Choose Western Maritime Training?


Industry Leading Facilities

Our facilities include maritime training suites and specialist equipment.


Expert Tutors

Our Master Mariners are fully qualified and experienced in the industry, with extensive knowledge.


ISO 9001:2015 Accredited

We are licenced to ISO 9001:2015 standard.


AMERC Licenced Radio Training Centre

We are part of the UK AMERC licenced network.


SQA- Approved Centre

Western Maritime Training possess full SQA Certification.


Seafish Approved Training Provider

Western Maritime Training  will guide you from Deckhand Courses to Fishing Skipper Courses.

Student Feedback

Feedback from our students is extremely important to us, as a provider of maritime training in Plymouth.  We take great care in nurturing students to give them the best chance of achieving the courses and qualifications they need, in order to follow their chosen career paths.  These are just a few of the testimonials we have received.

Crownhill Fort – Our Base of Operations

Western Maritime Training, in Plymouth, is based inside Crownhill Fort – a preserved 19th century fort, steeped in history, which was used by the military until from 1872 – 1986.  Our training centre which was established in 1991, houses industry-leading, state-of-the-art facilities which make us the regional supplier of choice for quality maritime training.