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 [...]

Blog: How to renew STCW

Is the expiry date on your STCW certificate fast approaching? Under the new STCW requirements, all seafarers now need to revalidate their certificate every five years. For many that time has come around again. If this is your first time renewing the certificate don’t worry this article will help navigate you through the murky waters of the new requirements.Refresher training To renew your certificate all you need to do is undertake refresher training with an MCA approved training provider like [...]

CTS trains HMS Prince of Wales workforce

Clyde Training Solutions were delighted to welcome staff from the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA) to our centre last week to undertake STCW Personal Survival Training (PST). The ACA consists of BAE Systems, Babcock International Group, Thales Group and the Ministry of Defence, and was created to build the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. The 16 ACA staff who attended the CTS centre are the first of approximately 200 staff who will be undertaking the training between July [...]

Blog: What is STCW basic safety training and who needs it?

At Clyde Training Solutions we get a lot of questions about STCW so we decided to put this article together to help explain what it’s all about. STCW training is a legal requirement for anyone working at sea on board commercial vessels such as offshore fleet, tankers, ferries and passenger vessels. Once you complete the training you will receive an internationally recognised certificate that will need to be renewed every five years. The minimum training consists of four courses [...]