**NEW** Accommodation and Training Packages - see below (and Course Dates to book)

We have recently managed to secure some accommodation in Torquay for all our STCW basic training courses and we are therefore delighted to be able to offer 3 nights (Tuesday to Thursday inclusive) in a single room with en suite for £135 (winter) £150 (July/August/September) inclusive of a fantastic, freshly cooked breakfast. The guest house has recently been mostly refurbished with a contemporary communal area/dining room and has a heated outdoor swimming pool. It is just over a 10 minute drive from our venue and has parking on site for 8 cars. 

Guest house review: "Absolutely the nicest host you could ever wish for. Kelly was very kind, welcoming and went above and beyond any expectation. Extremely clean and tidy. Breakfast was delicious. Great to have the bar, swimming pool, pool table, board games and a lovely lounge too!"

Rooms are limited so we can only offer them on a first come first served basis and can only be guaranteed if booked no later than 14 days prior to course commencement. We would be happy to assist with accommodation options after this time. (NB. We regret that cancellation of rooms within 14 days of the course commencement will be charged).

Accommodation availability and price near our Plymouth venue varies and cannot be reliably quoted here, please contact us for information for your specific course dates and we will be happy to help. 

The typical 5 day (Mon - Fri) course consists of

  • 2 days fire-fighting training
  • 1 day Survival training
  • 1 day First Aid
  • ½ day PSSR
  • ½ day Proficiency in Security Awareness if required.

The typical 2 day updating course consists of

  • 1 day fire-fighting training
  • ½ day Survival Training

Please note the courses do not always run in this order

Your joining instructions will be sent to you after your balance payment has been made and approximately 3 weeks before your course. If you want to book your accommodation before this we can advise you which days of the week each course is running to enable you to book in the area nearest the training venue. Most delegates book accommodation in or near the location of the course for the night before to avoid travel in the busy morning rush hour.

Please Note: We aim to send joining instructions for courses when we have finalised details. If accommodation is booked in advance of these and we require to change venue details etc. we cannot be responsible for any cancellation fees you may incur.

 

General Information on 5 Day Courses  (for 2 Day Updating Courses click Here)

Our 5 day courses take place in two locations; the fire-fighting two day course takes place in Plymouth, Devon and the remaining three days are in Kingskerswell, Devon. These locations are approximately 30 miles apart with a journey time by car of 45 – 60 minutes dependent on traffic. Public transport between the venues will take approximately 1½ hours.

The fire-fighting venue is on the outskirts of Plymouth between the city and Saltash and only has one or two guest houses nearby, the majority of the accommodation is approximately two miles or more from the location and will need a taxi if you haven't got transport. Please note the times of the fire-fighting course are 8 am. - 6 pm.

The training room in Kingskerwell is a few miles from dozens of hotels and guest houses in Torquay and Newton Abbot. There is free parking on site. The times of the courses in Kingskerswell are 9 am to 5 pm.

To enable you to book accommodation please note the addresses of each training venue:

Camel’s Head Maritime Fire School

Ferndale Road

Plymouth

PL2 2EL

Please click here to see a map

The training room in Torquay is at:

STCW Training UK Ltd

Maddacombe Farm Estate

Maddacombe Road

Kingkerswell

Newton Abbot

TQ12 5LF

Please click here to see a map

We do not advise specifically on accommodation as we have found each person has a different view on the standard they require based on budget or luxury. The various web based services now give hundreds of comprehensive reviews from past travellers. Should you have difficulty please contact us and we will be very pleased to assist, in particular with proximity advice to our venues.

We recommend using one of the following services to locate and book your accommodation if you require it:

Booking.com

Expedia.co.uk

Tripadvisor.co.uk

LastMinute.com

LateRooms.com

AirBnB.co.uk

Please remember we are happy to help if you have any difficulty!

 



2 Day Updating Courses

For convenience of transport links, the PST update is being conducted entirely at the small town of Buckfastleigh which is halfway between Exeter and Plymouth and immediately adjacent to the A38 Expressway. There a few small Inns and B&Bs in and around the town but the two cities and the market town of Totnes are only approximately 20 minutes drive if you have your own transport. There is an express bus service to and from the town if you are travelling by public transport and the course is scheduled for an 9.30 am start to allow for travel by this method. There is an inexpensive car park adjacent to the swimming pool which is also only 200 metres from the Town Hall.

The fire-fighting venue is on the outskirts of Plymouth between the city and Saltash and only has one or two guest houses nearby, the majority of the accommodation is approximately two miles or more from the location and will need a taxi if you haven't got transport. Please note the times of the fire-fighting course are 8 am - 6 pm.

To enable you to book accommodation please note the addresses of each training venue:

Camel’s Head Maritime Fire School                              

Ferndale Road                                                             

Plymouth                                                                  

PL2 2EL              

Please click here for a map

STCW Training UK Ltd

Maddacombe Farm Estate

Maddacombe Road

Kingskerswell

Newton Abbot

TQ12 5LF

Please click her for a map

We do not advise specifically on accommodation as we have found each person has a different view on the standard they require based on budget or luxury. The various web based services now give hundreds of comprehensive reviews from past travellers. Should you have difficulty please contact us and we will be very pleased to assist, in particular with proximity advice to our venues.

We recommend using one of the following services to locate and book your accommodation if you require it:

Booking.com

Expedia.co.uk

Tripadvisor.co.uk

LastMinute.com

LateRooms.com

AirBnB.co.uk

 

Please remember we are happy to help if you have any difficulty!