Tug Master Qualification

Western Maritime Training have been dedicated to delivering high-quality training to the maritime and offshore industries since we started over 30 years ago.  Our mission is to provide those working in the maritime sector with the skills and knowledge to enable them to progress their training and ultimately their careers, to a high calibre. We are located in Plymouth, in the South West of the UK.

In addition to the repertoire of courses we already offer, you can now study for the ‘Tug Master <500t, Level 4 Award in Maritime Studies.’  This qualification can be studied using our online system, and is fully supported by qualified Tug Masters who currently work in the industry.

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Who Can Study For This Course?

This course is available to anyone who has already studied and achieved the ‘OOW Tugs <500t qualification.’ It is a Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Level 4 qualification

Course details:

The topics of study are:

  • Direct Tug Operations
  • Manoeuvring a Tug

The duration of this course is a maximum of 2 years.

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Qualification Details

The Tug Master <500t qualification requires you to complete an evidence portfolio to show the tasks you have completed at work.  Evidence can take the form of professional discussion, observation, witness testimonies and/or supporting documentary evidence.  The assessor will work alongside you to confirm you have met the requirements of the qualification and are competent in your role.

On completion of the Tug Master training, you will be awarded the SQA Level 4 Award in Maritime Studies – Tug Master <500t.

To apply for this course

For more details regarding this course, or to register, please contact us via email on our contact page or phone us on 01752 770589.

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Other Courses Available with Western Maritime Training

Western Maritime Training is an ISO accredited MCA, SQA, Seafish, AMERC and IAMI approved maritime training provider.

Other types of courses available with WMT are:

  • STCW Basic Courses
  • Commercial Fishing Courses
  • Deck Courses
  • Engineering Courses

Check out our course availability and training facilities for further information.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any our services.