Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre (FOSC) is a leading provider of safety, survival and fire training to both the merchant navy and the offshore oil and gas industries. Our team of teaching staff are highly qualified with first-hand experience of the offshore, maritime and safety industries.

FOSC offers a broad portfolio of accredited courses delivered by expert staff and supported by outstanding facilities.

Discover how Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre can help you begin or advance your career in the offshore, maritime and safety industries.

Contact us on T 01253 504 800or E

Our packages

GWO Basic Safety Training Offshore Initial Package


GWO First Aid Initial

GWO Fire Awareness

GWO Manual Handling

GWO Survival

GWO Working at Height



GWO Basic Safety Training Offshore Refresher Package


GWO First Aid Refresher

GWO Fire Awareness

GWO Manual Handling

GWO Survival Refresher

GWO Working at Height (Refresher – 1 day)


City & Guilds
Working in Confined Spaces


High Risk

Rescue from Confined Spaces



STCW Basic Training for Seafarers


STCW Personal Survival Techniques

STCW Elementary First Aid

STCW Fire Prevention Fire Fighting

STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibility



What our customers and staff say

Why choose Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre?

125+ Years

125+ years' experience

125+ years’ experience of delivering maritime industry education and training


Cost effective accommodation

Plenty of comfortable, affordable accommodation close to the campus

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Training facilities

Cutting edge training facilities that simulate the industry environment

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Expert Tutors

Highly qualified tutors with lots of industry experience

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Professional development

Embedded professional development, including an exciting programme of adventure-based training


Ofsted Grade 1

An Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding College

Virtual tour


A Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) simulator.

A Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) simulator.

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A purpose-built fire training facility, with 4 hot fire galleries, an enclosed space trainer and 2 fire squares.

A working at height training tower.

A working at height training tower.

Latest news

Enjoy a virtual tour of Fleetwood Nautical Campus, meet our Merchant Navy Medal winner Neil Atkinson, check out our shipping organisation partners looking to sponsor the next generation of cadets - and learn why to study here, at our virtual open event that's now available whenever you are...
Captain Neil Atkinson, Head of Fleetwood Nautical Campus, has been honoured with the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service.
Digitisation and modern technologies have been rapidly changing the maritime sector in recent years. That is why European maritime professionals, both at sea and ashore, need more digital and soft skills to stay ahead of the industry.

How to find us

Fleetwood Nautical Campus
United Kingdom

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International students

Welcoming students from around the globe



Fleetwood is conveniently located in northwest England along the scenic Fylde coast



An ideal way to find out how you can develop or pursue your career



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Fleetwood Graduation

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Halls of Residence

Our onsite accommodation during your time at FNC

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