Courses are run from two entirely separate venues, which are about 25 minutes apart by car, please check which centre you are at.
The following course are run from our HQ, Chieftain Training – Bitterne Park, Southampton, click here for address and directions.
- STCW Personal Survival Techniques
- STCW Elementary First Aid
- All GMDSS Courses
- All RYA Courses
- All World Sailing courses
- All Yacht and Boat Maintenance Courses
- All HSE Courses (& Outdoor First Aid)
- Master 200 Courses
- All correspondence
Other STCW courses are run at Fire Aid, Hythe, address and directions are below;
FIRE AID’S HYTHE TRAINING CENTRE
Hythe Marine Park
Shore Road, Hythe
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT (To Fire Aid, Hythe)
The simplest option is to get yourself to Southampton and make your way to the Southampton to Hythe Ferry at the Town Quay, however various other options are given below, times are average and do not allow for “rush hour”. A return ticket is about £7, The Hythe ferry timetable is at
|TO THE FIRE AID CENTRE (IN HYTHE)||WALKING||BY BUS AND SHORT WALK||BY TAXI OR DRIVING|
|SOUTHAMPTON-HYTHE FERRY, HYTHE PIER||12 minutes||10 minutes||5 minutes|
|SOUTHAMPTON (CENTRAL) RAIL STATION||1 hr (via Hythe Ferry)||55 minutes (via Hythe Ferry) or 40 mins with Bluestar Bus 9 or 70 mins with Bluestar Bus 8||25 minutes, (approx £30+)|
|TOTTON RAIL STATION||Too far!||41 minutes (12 minute walk, Bluestar Bus 9, then 7 minute walk)||19 minutes|
|SOUTHAMPTON COACH STATION||55 minutes (via Hythe Ferry)||53 minutes (via Hythe Ferry)||23 minutes|
|SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT||Too far but you can catch a train to Southampton Central||1 hr 30 minutes (via Hythe Ferry)||30 minutes|
|LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT*||Are you mad?||Take the train or coach||1 hr 20 minutes|
|LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT*||You are mad!||Take the train or coach||1 hr 50 minutes|
* If arriving at London Heathrow or London Gatwick, you can take the train, coach, taxi or hire car. If pre booked, Airports Specialist Taxis of Petersfield are very competitive and are who we use. You can contact them on +44 1730 231479 or www.airportspecialist.co.uk
BY SEA (To Fire Aid, Hythe)
Stay at Town Quay Marina and catch the Hythe Ferry each morning or stay at Hythe Marina Village and walk (14 minutes) or bus/walk (12 minutes)
BY ROAD, SO45 6HE (To Fire Aid, Hythe)
From M27 junction 2, take A326 for Fawley / Marchwood / Hythe.
After 5 miles, take left exit sign posted Hythe at roundabout into Main Road and continue into Southampton Road, passing a Shell filling station on your left hand side.
Take third left into Mousehole Lane (a short road) and at the end go left into South Street. At the junction by ‘Beyond the Fringe’ take the right turn (continuation of South Street) and then at the end, go right into Shore Road.
After half-a-mile, Hythe Marine Park is on your left (just before the 40 mile limit) and report to the security office by the barriers. Parking is free.