Published on: 12 August 2021With the new membership year also comes the new academic year training programme. With 25 courses planned so far, developed specifically for the marine industry, we hope that you will find something interesting to book on to. Head to the British Marine Training Courses (year 2021/2022) page for an overview of all the professional learning courses or continue reading for more in-depth information. All of our courses are very practical, and you can see the benefits to your role straight away:
Electrics & Electronics
British Marine Electrical Technician (BMET)
A two-day course based around the BMEEA (British Marine Electrical and Electronics Association) Code of Practice, created using the Small Craft Electrical System Standards as a base. A course designed to give candidates the knowledge and skills up to the required standard to become a BMEEA-Certified Marine Electrical Technician – after passing an examination to prove the acquired knowledge.
Basic Marine Electronics Installer (BMEI)
This is an introductory course in marine electronics installation that clarifies and defines competent installation practices. The course syllabus is the NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) 0400 Installation Standards. Candidates will acquire working knowledge of the Standards. A Marine Electronics Installer has demonstrated this proficiency by passing an examination designed to measure understanding of those principles.
Laws and Regulations
The Law Relating to Brokerage and Boat Retailers
This course is designed to give brokers the latest updates and legislation on issues covering law when selling new and second-hand boats. It provides invaluable information and guidance to help you minimise legal problems when selling boats. Covering fundamental legal concepts, like the Law of Contract and the Law of “Tort”, Consumer Legislation and industry specific topics like Value-Added Tax (VAT) and Recreational Craft Regulations (RCR).
NEW Recreational Craft Regulations (RCR) Awareness
Designed to increase and expand your knowledge of how to meet the requirements of the post Brexit Recreational Craft Regulations, and assist your ability to manufacture, import and sell legally compliant products. Delegates will receive Extensive and up to date information on the RCR and the associated International Standards, to help bring you up to date on the latest legislation.
Attracting and Retaining Customers
Social Media Courses
NEW Twitter for Business
Master Twitter, the online social network for instant messaging, microblogging, and texting. The ideal course for anyone who wants to learn how to use this platform to promote their business. Specifically focused on making the most of your exhibit at Southampton International Boat Show or any other event that you participate in.
Instagram for Business
“A picture is worth a thousand words” and Instagram has become one of the most popular social media platforms across all generations. Learn how to make the most of your Instagram account and grow and retain your client base.
Harnessing the potential of LinkedIn for Business
The world's largest professional networking platform, LinkedIn is the best media to connect with colleagues, associates, clients and any like-minded professionals in the industry. Learn to boost your profile, build awareness of your brand, and find new business opportunities. We recommend this workshop especially if you will be attending METSTrade – leave your cards back home and share your All-Star LinkedIn profile instead!
NEW Social Media Content
You’ve mastered all the social networking platforms, are proficient in using them, but keeping up with the trends and creating and planning content can prove a complex task. Join this course to create your own content planner and get tips and ideas on what content works best when, for whom, or even re-utilising content… Let us help with your Social Media Strategy.
This young platform, only two years old, is among the top social media networks in the world. Learn more about this fun video-based content platform and how to get it to work for your business.
- 10 May 2022 – Southampton TBC
Facebook – Beating the Algorithm!
Facebook is the largest social media site in the world. If your customer base is above the age of 30, you need to consider having a presence on Facebook. If you want to learn how to promote your business page, how the latest algorithm changes, apps, how features and updates can make your page stand out from the crowd, learn tips to engage with your target audience, then you cannot miss this course!
- 2 February 2022 - Online
- 11 May 2022 – Southampton TBC
NEW Introduction to Facebook Advertising
You already have Facebook under control, your followers interact with your content, but you would like to reach a wider audience… Facebook Ads is an easy and inexpensive way of promoting your business, but it is paramount to do it right to hit your targets. And this is where this course comes in: learn the different options that Facebook ads has and how to utilise them wisely to increase your chances of success.
- 2 March 2022 - Online
- 11 May 2022 – Southampton TBC
NEW Social Media Overview
You have an idea about social media, you even have accounts on one or more platforms, but you are not getting any results or not even using them as a marketing tool. Would you like to know what platform would be best suited for your business? What type of content works better on each of them? Decide on what platform is the best for your business and learn the basics on how to get started!
Customer Service Course
The Welcome Afloat training course gives participants today's core customer service skills - reflecting the latest techniques and best practice. It is a very practical course, part of the world-renowned Welcome to Excellence initiative, which is used across all sectors of the tourism, leisure, and hospitality industry. It can play a vital role in ensuring that the leisure marine sector can offer an excellent service to all our customers.
Marina Specific Courses
Marina Operative Course
This self-study on the job programme will help you ensure you have all the knowledge on the several distinct aspects of the job. Your manager will accompany you and tailor the programme to your needs and will sign off your competencies as you develop in your role.
Intermediate Marina Management
This four-day course will give you training in the critical issues of marinas, including Health & Safety, Maritime Law, Customer Service, Budgeting and Accounting, Environmental Management, and Marketing, including networking, group projects and field visits. If you have worked for more than a year as a marina team leader, supervisor or dockmaster, we would love to have you join this course!
Advanced Marina Management
This 6-day course is ideal if you have worked in a management position in a marina for 3 or more years. Packed with formal and informal learning opportunities, networking, field visit and group project, this live-in course is also a pathway towards Certified Marina Manager (CMM) and Certified Marina Professional (CMP) GMI (Global Marina Institute) Certification.
Find your ideal course and book here.
Not what you are looking for?
We have a few other courses in development, and new courses and dates will be published as soon as they are confirmed: Safety Management Systems, EU and US Exports, Create your Own Website,... and some online self-paced training too! If you feel there is a training subject that you would like us to explore, or even want to partner with British Marine to create some marine-specific training, we would love to hear your thoughts.
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