Covid-19 Update From SALT

To all our customers and business partners,

During the on-going Covid-19 lockdown period, SALT’s training courses remain temporarily on hold. As soon as the government has relaxed the lockdown restrictions to enable us to safely resume training, we will do so. We will continue to update course dates and opening hours via social media and this website. To ensure that you get updates immediately, please register your interest for courses by emailing and leave us your contact details, or call us on 0131 510 0321.

Based on ongoing feedback and questions about our courses during lockdown please read our update FAQs.

Is SALT still in Business?

YES. Most definitely YES. SALT Services is still here, and once the Government has relaxed the appropriate lockdown restrictions our courses will resume. Keep watching for updates on our website and social media.

Are you offering any discounts?

Yes. The CEO of SALT Services recognises that many UK employees will be struggling right now and has offered the following discounts for those who register in advance for courses via our email.

  • Full Basic Safety Training Week (£150 off full price), now £900 inclusive of VAT
  • Fire Prevention/Fire Fighting and Update courses - £20 discount
  • Personal Survival Techniques £10 discount
  • Emergency First Aid, PSSR and Security Awareness - £5 discount per course

Is SALT able to take advance bookings?

Yes (and no). We can’t provide actual start dates until the lockdown restrictions are lifted, but you can still register your interest in our courses by sending an email to us at We will contact you with course dates as soon as possible.

Will there be any contact restrictions when courses resume?

Looking at the current advice from the government it seems likely that some restrictions may apply once courses resume. This may result in fewer delegates per course, but we will of course follow government guidelines to ensure your/staff safety at all times.

Will you be able to offer full Basic Safety Training Week courses once lockdown is over?

We are hopeful that once the lockdown period has been lifted to return to full training as soon as possible. This may mean that we can only deliver specific courses to ensure we follow guidance from the government on social distancing. SALT’s partner facilities at Wester Hailes Education Centre swimming pool and Edinburgh Airport’s Fire Training Centre are also bound by these rules and may not reopen at the same time as us.

Are you able to offer refunds for courses already pre-paid?

Yes. As soon as the lockdown became a reality the directors and management at SALT quickly contacted existing customers offering full refunds.

Please continue to follow the advice from the government and the NHS and stay safe.

STCW Training in Edinburgh

Established in 2013, Sea Air & Land Training (SALT) Services Ltd. is a specialist STCW training provider based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We provide high-quality MCA approved and accredited courses for professionals already working in, or looking for a career in the maritime industry. SALT HQ is located within the beautiful village of Colinton, which is within 9 miles of Edinburgh International Airport, 5 miles from the city centre and easily accessible by Edinburgh’s excellent local bus services.

STCW 2010 requires all seafarers to receive basic safety training or instruction in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code for all vessels over 24 metres in length. This includes vessels such as cruise ships, barges, super yachts, tugs and support vessels to name but a few. However, many employers and fishing boat skippers expect their crews to hold these qualifications regardless of the size of the vessel. The minimum requirements for familiarisation and basic safety training are contained within SALT’s Basic Safety Training Week (BSTW).

SALT provide a variety of MCA accredited STCW 2010 courses utilising state of the art facilities, training equipment and up to date training methods. Our experienced instructors and managers are veterans from the armed forces and maritime industry. We can also offer bespoke training dates to meet the specific needs of your organisation or company.

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