Further Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (FOERTM)


Course Code: OE1EC304


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
13/02/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £580Enquire  
13/03/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £580Enquire  
15/05/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £580Enquire  
12/06/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £580Enquire  

Course Overview

The OPITO Further Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (FOERTM) course provides offshore emergency response teams with training and assessment on live fire exercises - in a safe and controlled environment.

Entry Requirements

Delegates should already be in possession of one of these certificates (which must be valid at the time of training : 

  • OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Member
  • OPITO OERTM Further Training

Both certificates are valid for two years.

Training and/or assessment activities will include physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. Delegates must be physically and mentally capable of participating fully.

All course attendees will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and confirm their fitness to participate in the training prior to the start of the course.

Career Options and Progression

This course is required by a duty holder to ensure adequate emergency response.

Course delegates will gain skills essential to careers in offshore emergency response.

Assessment Methods

This course comprises a single module - Further Emergency Response Exercises for the OERTM.

Delegates will have previously demonstrated knowledge and skills and been assessed as competent offshore emergency response team members.

You will be given the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and actions required of a member of an offshore emergency response team when dealing with live fire and emergency response situations that cannot reasonably be conducted offshore. 

Delegates will be assessed against the practical learning outcomes using direct observation and assessment.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course is 10 hours over 1.5 days.

The approximate split of learning methods is 10% theory and 90% practical 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Most of the course is of a hands-on, practical nature. The usual dress for theory sessions is smart/casual.

You will also be required to bring:

  • One change of clothes
  • Personal wash kit
  • Photographic proof of identity, such as a passport/driving licence.

Safety boots/shoes are provided as part of your fire kit.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NONE

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Contact Us

If you're not sure which course to choose, see the qualifications and study programmes we offer.

And if you want to chat with one of our experts, we're here Monday to Friday:

Disabled Confident Employer
Blackpool and The Fylde College
Disabled Confident Employer
Oil and Gas UK
UK Chamber of Shipping
Lancaster University

*The Complete University Guide League Tables 2021