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About Us


Seascope Maritime Training has been in operation since 2004 in the UK offering a range of STCW TRAINING COURSES to the highest maritime standards. Seascope holds accreditation from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, (MCA) under the UK Department of Transport.

The team at Seascope was set up by Alfie Hincks, when he decided to leave his own career at sea and dedicate his life to teaching safety courses to seafarers. Alfie has an amazing passion for teaching and an ability to share his knowledge with students in a fun and friendly manner.

With Alfie at the helm, Seascope quickly gained a solid reputation as a professional and dedicated training provider and his school in Liverpool became one of the most popular in Northern England, providing training over the years to literally thousands and thousands of seafarers from the commercial shipping sector.

Due to the popularity of his teaching methods and the professionalism of his company, Alfie was asked to come and teach students in the yachting industry. He then opened his second training facility in the South of France.  The charming classroom is located in the centre of the old town of Antibes a captivating town full of history situated on the idyllic Cote d’Azur, a very popular destination for yachts and yacht crew.

At both schools, Alfie heads up a team of highly trained instructors and training coordinators, all of whom are extremely passionate and motivated in their work.
Friendly, helpful and professional, they will provide you with the guidance and information you need to help you achieve your goals.

Contact us today to find out about our full range of courses, and help us to equip you with the skills and qualifications to embark upon a successful career at sea.

Here are some comments from our past Students…

“Such a fantastic course.  Trainers highly motivated, knowledgeable and entertaining!  Highly recommended”
– Aleisha, Yacht Stewardess 

“Completed the One week STCW course with SMT. Absolutely LOVED the trainers teaching skills, the learning atmosphere that he created, the professionalism and willingness to help from both Avril and Alfie. Would definitely recommend to anyone for courses/refreshers ”
– Viviana Bustillo, Basic Training Student”

“I must say – I did enjoy both days especially the swimming pool part.   We did everything step by step and I was very impressed,  I was so impressed because it was a real life scenario.   We jumped into the swimming pool in our immersion suits and life-jackets from a 3 metre height, practiced some swimming, turned over the life raft, performed sea anchor operations etc. Very good teaching points made by experienced instructors and also good sense of humour.  We all had a good laugh and that way you will remember even more.  Another course was running on the other side of the pool that day and their life raft was already inflated so that was easier for them.  But for the students of the Seascope the  life-raft operations were explained from the scratch – the point being we saw the life raft being deployed from the canister, and that I have not seen on my initial STCW95 which I have done in 2011. It was great experience to see how it is actually done in the water.  I would definitely recommend you”
– Maria, Purser, 65m Motor Yacht 

“Well run, good fun, helped reinforce a good culture and attitude towards drills on board.  All our crew enjoyed it and found it most convenient we could do all in the area.”
– David, Chief Officer, 64m Motor Yacht

“Fantastic Course, amazing lecturers and the most competitive price in Antibes.  I will certainly recommend Seascope to anyone wishing to take maritime training.”
– Maya, Yacht Stewardess

“Alfie our instructor was exceptionally captivating and knowledgeable, highly recommended!”
– Albertus, 107m motor yacht  


Our offices in Liverpool and Antibes are open business hours from Monday to Friday, so feel free to phone us or send an e-mail.  We’d be happy to have the opportunity to provide you with any further information you need, regarding the training that you are required to have.

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