Ashtead Training Academy Gains CPD Accreditation

Tim Sheehan, commercial director at Ashtead

Ashtead’s Subsea Technology Training Academy has secured Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation.

CPD accredited courses include; Introduction to Offshore Survey Equipment, ROV Sensors and Multiplexors, Acoustic Positioning Systems and Pipe and Cable Tracking.

Tim Sheehan, commercial director at Ashtead, said: “In today’s environment and with increasingly sophisticated kit, it is crucial that companies have the skills and competence to install, configure and maintain this equipment. Maximising returns and minimising costs are priorities right across the industry and we are able to equip those on our courses with the knowledge to make best use of the tools available to them as the industry tackles increasingly complex projects in deeper and more hostile environments.

“We have seen significant demand since we launched the training academy with interest from some of the biggest names in the industry. Gaining CPD certification means that clients can be assured our courses will deliver the competence and confidence they need.”

Since its launch in October 2014, Ashtead’s Training Academy has delivered courses to companies including Shell, Subsea 7, Saipem, Bibby Offshore, Harkand, DOF, Nautronix, Canyon and UTEC Survey with delegates from both the UK and overseas.

The level 1 and 2 courses available at Ashtead Technology’s facility cover the basics and the more complex functioning of subsea survey equipment and are designed in accordance with SQA guidelines. The certification also means the courses can support progression towards Chartered status.

Sheehan added: “Although the training centre is relatively young, it is already well-recognised in the industry. The courses we deliver are in line with recognised industry standard and involve a high percentage of practical work to deliver competence which can be measured.”

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