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Thames CPD Programme activities delivered by the TSA

Thames CPD Programme

The Port of London Authority (PLA), Thames Skills Academy (TSA) and Company of Watermen & Lightermen (CWL) have introduced the first Port-wide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme for all Masters in command of an Intra-port Commercial Vessel, whether newly qualified or with years of experience. The Programme is open to other navigational crew too.

The prime objective is to improve safety on the Thames. In many other sectors – transport, aviation, construction – CPD is a well-established pathway to incentivise everyone to maintain and refresh their current skills and learn and develop new skills as the industry changes.

The Thames CPD Programme consists of Mandatory, Accredited and Skills & Experience training activities that allow you to accumulate enough points over successive 5-year periods to complete the requirement to remain active on the River

From 1st January 2024, all Masters must be participating in the Thames CPD Programme.  The Thames CPD Programme is regulated by the PLA through the  General Directions, administered by the Thames Skills Academy and supported by the Company of Watermen and Lightermen.

Thames CPD Programme activities delivered by the TSA

As well as administering the Programme, the TSA is helping all river users - employers and employees - undertake Thames CPD Programme activities by:

Further information about the Thames CPD Programme

What is the Thames CPD Programme?

Thames CPD Training & Development

Frequently Asked Questions

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For more details, please contact the Training Team by emailing or 07756 651 171. 

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