Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET; & CA-EBS)


Course Code: OE1EC69


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
12/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £520Enquire  
02/08/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £520Enquire  

Course Overview

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This is the OPITO approved HUET training with CA-EBS (Compressed Air Emergency Breathing system). It is intended to prepare delegates for helicopter travel to and from offshore oil and gas facilities, renewables installations and merchant vessels.

Validity of certificate

4 years minus one day, including OPITO registration.

Entry Requirements

Parts of the course are of a stressful and physical nature. 

Prior to attending the training centre for the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training with (CA-EBS), delegates must obtain the following:

  • Offshore Energies UK medical
  • Offshore Energies UK fitness to undertake in water CA-EBS training certificate (available at the time of medical)
  • Or an unexpired medical certificate to work at sea (e.g. ENG1) without restrictions
  • Or a valid Approved Medical examiner of Diving (AMED) medical

List of doctors providing this service

Onsite medicals

We have Dr Steve Parr-Burman on campus each Tuesday to complete fit to train medicals.  Please contact the below to book:

07545 022858


Medicals and Fit to train examinations must be completed prior to the start date of the course. There is no time out of mandatory training time to complete these.

Prior to the in water CA-EBS training delegates are required to:

  • Complete a medical declaration
  • Self-declaration of fitness to undertake in water CA-EBS

Delegates who do not provide an Offshore Energies UK medical or a Fit/Not fit to undertake in water CA-EBS certificate or cannot self-declare fitness on the day due to illness have 90 days to return to the training centre to complete the in water elements of the CA-EBS training.

We reserve the right to charge for returning to complete the in water elements.

Career Options and Progression

The OPITO HUET is a requirement internationally for employment in the oil and gas industry but this in itself does not guarantee a job.

Assessment Methods

  • Helicopter theory
  • HUET practical
Learning Outcomes

All learning outcomes for the course can be found in the course summary.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The OPITO HUET theory lessons are delivered in the classroom. 

Survival and Underwater Escape elements are delivered in our environmental pool.

This course comprises 30% theory, 70% practical.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no work placements and no field trips.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Most of the course is of a hands on practical nature.  The dress code for theory sessions is smart/casual.  You will also be required to bring:

  • Personal wash kit
  • Swimming wear and towel
  • Photographic proof of identity, passport/driving license - this is compulsory to attend the course.

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: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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