Lews Castle College Maritime Department will be offering the following Short Courses, at the Stornoway Campus from August 2019.

All one day classes run on Fridays, from 0900, to 1700.


Sea Survival/Personal Survival Techniques (£110) –16th Aug, 13th Sep, 04th Oct, 01st Nov, 06th Dec.



Emergency First Aid at Work/STCW First Aid (£110) –06th Sep, 15th Nov.


(The three day “First Aid at Work” is available on request.)


RYA SRC / VHF (£150) – 23rd Aug, 20th Sep, 11th Oct, 08th Nov, 13th Dec



RYA- Day Skippers Theory Course (£375) – Will be available as evening classes starting in October



Efficient Deckhand Course (£375) – 21st-25th Oct



Personal Safety, and Social Responsibilities (PSSR) (£100) – Available on request



Arrangements can be made for additional courses, for group bookings of 6, or more, as and when demand dictates.


For additional details please contact:

Iain Angus Macaulay: Tel- 01851770287, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alistair Macleod: Tel-01851770284, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lews Castle College: Tel – 01851770000


This post was updated on Monday July 8th to correct course information




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