Welcome to Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Welcome to Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre (FOSC), part of Blackpool and the Fylde College. We are a leading provider of safety, survival, fire and first aid training to the Merchant Navy, offshore oil and gas, renewables and fire emergency response industries. Our team of teaching staff are highly qualified with first-hand experience of the offshore, fire, renewables, maritime and safety industries.

What we do

FOSC offers a broad portfolio of industry body accredited courses delivered by expert staff and supported by outstanding facilities. Accrediting bodies we work with include OPITO, GWO, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Qualsafe.  

We also work with the industrial fire emergency response sector, providing bespoke initial and refresher training for emergency response teams at high hazard sites, with scenarios designed to specific company requirements. Find out more here.

Our facilities

  • Environmental Training Tank – 18m x 12m x 4m deep – for sea survival practical training
  • 17m high nacelle tower for working at height and rescue practical training 
  • Dedicated fire training facility – Lancashire Industrial Fire Training
  • River Wyre lifeboat launch facility
  • Marine Lake lifeboat launch facility
  • Fully equipped first aid classrooms with extensive teaching aids

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

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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: