Bespoke Courses for Industry

In addition to the wide range of courses on offer at our venue in Peteread, the Academy welcomes the opportunity to work with individual companies to tailor courses to meet their needs. This could be a one-off requirement or a rolling programme of courses for all personnel.

Delegates can be provided with College attendance certificates or the course can be designed to provide professional certification.

Training can be carried out at our venue in Peterhead or NESCol campuses in Fraserburgh and/or Aberdeen or alternatively, at clients’ premises.

The Academy has, in partnership with local companies (e.g, Vroon Shipping, Aberdeen Service Company, Briggs Marine, Peterhead Port Authority), developed tailored course content in the following areas:

  • Team Building
  • Stress Management
  • Communication
  • Bridge Resource Management
  • Ship Handling
  • Linesman Awareness
  • Seamanship
  • Electronic Charts
  • Navigational Aids

SMA are currently involved in the delivery of bespoke ECDIS and Navigation Equipment Awareness training tailored to meet the requirements of MCA surveyors engaged in both flag and port state inspections.

We have recently gained approval to delivery VTS Refresher courses which can be delivered at dates to suit port requirements.

We would welcome the opportunity to get in touch to discuss how we can support your individual company training objectives.


Eligible companies may be interested in the Flexible Workforce Development Fund