Clyde Training Solutions strengthens its management team

Clyde Training Solutions are pleased to announce key appointments to its senior management team as it continues to expand its service offering to the Maritime, Offshore and Renewables industries. Kris McDonald, formerly Training Centre Manager, has been promoted to General Manager with larger oversight of Company operations. The appointment follows years of significant achievement in building customer experience and expanding the Company’s training portfolio. Kris will report to John Abate, former Managing Director of Maersk Training UK, who has been [...]

CTS receive approval to run OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (OERTL) Standard

CTS is delighted to announce that it has successfully recieved approval from OPITO to run both the initial and revalidation versions of the Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader standard, our 20th such approval recieved from OPITO. More detail on the courses can be found on the links below, where users can also book online: Initial Entry -  OFFSHORE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM LEADER (OERTL) Standalone - FURTHER OFFSHORE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM LEADER (FOERTL) Our first course dates for both are running from Monday [...]

CTS first Centre in the world to offer new OPITO Maritime to Offshore conversion training.

OPITO, the global skills organisation for the energy industry, together with the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), has launched a new standard to support the transition of marine personnel into the oil and gas industry. The newly-launched OPITO STCW95/2010 Basic Safety Training Conversion Standard recognises similarities between the training requirements for workers travelling to offshore installations – commonly known as BOSIET – and the maritime industry’s STCW95/2010 certification, which offers similar instruction on basic safety and emergency response for marine [...]

CTS Centre Reopening

On March 23rd 2020, Clyde Training Solutions temporarily closed its doors due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. We are pleased to announce, in-line with Government guidance, that we will soon reopen our doors to allow training on-site. We will begin this process by running a limited number of pre-booked training courses from mid-July. Trainees scheduled to attend those courses have already been notified. Courses beginning from Monday 3rd August are now open to all and can be booked at [...]

Certifying Bodies Announcements in relation to COVID-19 Extensions

NOTE - although the CTS training centre is closed to delegates from Monday 23rd March at 5:00pm, you can still contact customer services via the following channels: Tel: 0141 427 9411 Email: Live chat via --------- The following guidance has been issued by certifying bodies for employers/delegates in relation to certificate extensions required due to COVID-19: OPITO CERTIFICATE EXTENSION POLICY OPITO have issued the following statement and guidance relating to their extension policy at this time: “As the [...]

Clyde Training Solutions launches Offshore Helideck Package

Recent changes to the Helideck Training Framework have resulted in quite a seismic change in training required for those personnel who operate as Helideck team members or team leaders, both existing and new entrants. Until 2019, personnel training to become a Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) or Team leader (HERTL), were required to gain their Helideck Assistant (HDA) and/or Helideck Landing Officer (HLO) certificates – one-off qualifications – before proceeding to gain their HERTM / HERTL certificates. However, for [...]

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