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The offshore survival course is an absolute necessity for those wanting to work offshore. The courses vary in length but the cost for a basic course is approximately £800, not including the cost of accommodation. Please note - doing a course does not guarantee that you will get work!
Unfortunately there are no course fee concessions for anyone who is unemployed and it is difficult to obtain company sponsorship for the course. Additionally, the courses are very popular and they become booked up very quickly. As a result you may have to apply for one far from where you live and possibly have to wait several months before you can attend it. We suggest that you contact some Offshore survival course organisers. Some operators will put employees through courses after recruitment.