Seafood Cornwall Training
Seafood Cornwall Training Ltd is a not-for-profit, commercial fisheries training school based in Newlyn at the heart of Cornwall’s Fishing Industry.
Our Trainers are highly experienced experts at what they do and many have skippered their own vessels for years.
We have been training and supporting fishermen and onshore workers from across the county and the Isles of Scilly since 2009 and are an approved training provider for both Seafish and the MCA.
Seafood Cornwall Training regularly run all the mandatory STCW safety training courses, that any new fisherman must complete before going to sea.
We also provide a range of voluntary, professional development courses, to help experienced fishermen keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date. Our courses take place in Newlyn, Newquay and at other venues around Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
In addition to providing training, we work closely with other organisations to support people involved in the fishing industry in a variety of ways. Together with our partners, we can help fishermen access funding, support you in improving safety on board, and help with access to health and wellbeing services for fishermen and their families.
Have a look at the bottom of this page for our next course dates or get in touch with us if you have any questions or would like help booking your training.
Seafood Cornwall Training offer all the mandatory safety training that fishermen must complete as they start their career.
Before you are legally allowed to start on a boat, you must complete a one-day Sea Survival and Personal Survival Techniques course.
After that, you must go on to complete the other mandatory courses:
Each course takes one day and costs vary between £110 and £150.
For full details and to book, please visit our Courses for New Fishermen Page
Every year we help experienced fishermen from the Cornish fleet gain over 100 qualifications to help progress their careers.
Our professional development courses for experience fishermen include:
- Safety Awareness and Accident Prevention
- Under 16.5m Skippers Ticket
- Navigation and Bridge Watchkeeping
- Engine Room Courses
- Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen
- Advanced Stability Awareness
- VHF Short Range Certificate GMDSS
- Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
For full details and to book, please visit our Professional Development Page
Seafood Cornwall Training work with a variety of partners on different projects to support commercial fishermen to improve safety on board and support the health and wellbeing of fishermen and their families.
We offer workshops and safety training for vessel owners and fisherman as part of The Fishing Safety Project. We can help you with applications for Vessel Safety Improvement Grants. We also work with organisations how help fishermen and their families with matters relating to Health and Wellbeing.
For more details about our various Health and Safety projects please visit our Health and Safety Page
Seafood Cornwall Training work alongside a number of other organisations offering support, guidance and access to funding for fishermen and others involved in the fishing industry.
These include Fish Producer’s Organisations, Funding and Grant Associations, Seafarer’s Charities, Fisheries Management Organisations, the Maritime and Coastguard Association and Cornwall Port Health Authority.
For more information about our partners and who we work with them, please visit our Fishing Organisations Page