Raising safety standards and improving skills on the Thames and other inland waterways

Developing bespoke apprenticeships and training for the Thames and other inland waterways

Attracting and retaining a wide diversity of talent to the Thames and inland waterways sector

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Riverside Personal Safety

This one-day experiential course provides an overview of the potential dangers of ...

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Suicide Intervention for a Safer Thames training: Equipping you to intervene if you encounter a suicidal person

This course will offer you the skills and confidence to initiate and manage a conversat ...

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"Thank you so much for all your help and quick responses. Jean and Gemma always make things super easy and go above and beyond to organise various training for our staff, and it’s really appreciated."

Alicia Gibbins - PLA Health, Safety and Wellbeing

"As head of department, I was delighted to come aboard and build a Marine Engineering Apprenticeship for South Essex College and the Thames Skills Academy."

Simon Lofting - South Essex College

“The TSA has done a fantastic job in developing a course which delivers exactly what is needed for the working environment of the Thames.”

James Spikesley - Transport Strategy Manager - Tideway

"It is the knowledge almost everybody thinks they have until they attend this course!"

Adrian Cretu - Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

"Great course, well presented.  Everyone on the river should do this course."

Thomas Edwards - Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

"The tutor was extraordinary!  Very useful course, I totally recommend it!"

Ignacio Tognaccini - Tideway-Central

"Excellent course! Simple message backed up with practical, very good training.  Valuable for all on project working on or near the water."

Chris McMahon - Tideway

"Both (tutors) were brilliant - best course I've been on!"

Gerry Copse - BAM Nuttall

"May I pass on my sincere thanks to you and your team for all of the assistance you have given us. Trying to find out information re apprenticeships has been quite tough but you have made things so much easier offering advice so readily.  Its most reassuring to be contacted in a very short time scale for all email and telephone enquiries and I cant thank you enough for all of your help."

Danya Manwaring-Amphlett

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