STCW Training UK Ltd is a Maritime & Coastguard Agency approved specialist company running Basic STCW qualifications in Devon, UK for new and existing Merchant Navy and Super Yacht crews.
We have years of experience in this type of training, we ran our first maritime course in 2004 and have issued certificates to over 2,000 seafarers.
Originally part of the succesful multi-faceted South West Marine Training in Brixham, the STCW training element of the company was sold in December 2014 and is now operated by the founding partner of South West Marine Training, Neil Penman
Rail/Road links along with well suited fire-fighting and pool facilities mean Plymouth is the ideal place to run STCW training in the South West of the UK and the addition of accommodation packages at cost make our package great value for money.
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The Managing Director of STCW Training UK Ltd is Neil Penman who has worked and played in the maritime industry all his life. He started crewing motor cruisers and small yachts in the River Dart over 40 years ago and was crewing aboard local passenger ferries as soon as he was eligible. Neil continued interacting with small vessels whilst in the Royal Navy and maintained sailing as his main hobby.
Whilst serving in the Royal Navy his previous experience with all types of boating allowed him to start instructing full-time within the service. His final appointments in the navy were Chief Sail Instructor at the Royal Navy's Seamanship Training School, HMS Raleigh near Plymouth and finally RYA Chief Instructor at The Royal Naval Officer Training College at Dartmouth.
On leaving the Royal Navy, Neil has run commercial marine operations including boat hire, boat trips and operating passenger ferries before founding Torbay Sea School which eventually became part of South West Marine Training. Neil is now an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, Yachtmaster Examiner and RYA Cruising Instructor Trainer in both Sail and Power and an RYA Powerboat and PWC Trainer.
We are privileged to have trained several thousand commercial skippers and crew and continue to work closely with Torbay Harbour Authority, Brixham & Falmouth Pilots, several Super-yachts, numerous cruise lines and local ferry operators who favour us for their training.