Welcome to our Freelance Technical Training page.

Here you can find out more information about the courses we have available and register your interest with our training team.

Click the link to the left to download the course information flier.



If you're interested in taking advantage of this offer and enrolling onto one of our Work Class ROV technical training courses, download the application form to the left and send it to training@smd.co.uk along with a copy of your CV, and one of our team will be in touch.

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Next course:

  • 13-19th June 2016

All dates include free accommodation and transport to and from the training venue.

Course cost is £2100 including VAT.

Interested? Email us - training@smd.co.uk




How much does the course cost?
Standard course cost is £2100 which includes accommodation and transport to/from the training venue.


What is the course schedule?
The course runs over seven consecutive days and covers both the PLC/SCADA and QNX control systems. The classroom days are from 0900-1615 hrs.


Why do you need to see my CV?
To ensure all trainees get the most out of the course it is a precondition that all candidates have the knowledge and experience required to follow and complete the course. CV screening is therefore used by the training team to assess the suitability of prospective trainees.


What are the entry requirements for the course?
Ideally prospective candidates would have Work Class experience (although not necessarily on SMD vehicles). Applications from industry experienced personnel with relevant qualifications will be considered.              


What documentation will I need?
None, although if you have an IMCA ROV Pilots log book we can annotate to include the course details.


How do I book onto a course?
Download and complete the Freelance Technical Training Form which can be found by following the link at the top left of this page. Send your completed form to the SMD Training Team (training@smd.co.uk) along with an up to date copy of your CV
Alternatively contact the SMD Training Team with your details and we can email the application form to you.


How can I check course dates and availability?
Course dates are advertised on the SMD Training Website and also regularly updated on our LinkedIn group which will also keep members up to date with news, offers and information about prospective courses.


What is the cancellation policy?
As per Clause 12 in our Terms and Conditions
12.1 In the event of the termination of the Contract by the Customer, or in the event of termination of the Contract by the Supplier under clause 12.5.1 to 12.5.4, the Customer will be liable for the following charges;
12.1.1 20% of the Total Price if notice of termination is provided more than 29 days before the start of the Services;
12.1.2 50% of the Total Price if notice of termination is provided between 14 and 29 days before the start of the Services;
12.1.3 100% of the Total Price if notice of termination is provided less than 14 days before the start of the Services, or if the Services have commenced.
Full Terms and Conditions available here.


What do I get for my money?
7 days of industry leading training on SMD’s range of WROV systems.
7 nights of 4* accommodation (on a bed and breakfast basis).
Travel to/from the training venue.
Training from a world leading provider of subsea vehicles with over 40 years of experience
Development of skills relevant to over 400 SMD vehicles in the field
Development of advanced, in depth fault finding on DVECS I and II Control Systems
Visit the ROV production facility
Network with our Engineers to gain expert insight
Get listed on our database of SMD trained and verified ROV personnel


Is the course accredited?
No this course is not accredited but we’re always open to suggestions. If you think an accredited course would be more useful then please let us know by emailing us SMD Training Team


Can I do the course if I don’t have any experience with Work Class ROV’s?
Because of the intensive nature of the training, we expect candidates to have prior engineering knowledge to underpin the course content. This would enable maximum benefit from the course. There are plans to introduce a basic level Work Class ROV course at a later date which will be suitable for less experienced personnel. If would like to be kept informed about new courses please click here to join our mailing list, and/or join our LinkedIn group.


How do I join the mailing list?
Follow this link:  http://eepurl.com/5HFJz


How do I join the LinkedIn group?
Follow this link and click the ‘ask to join’ in the top right of the page. Please note that you will need to be a registered member of LinkedIn to join the group. This is a closed group and your request will need to be approved by a member of the training team. We will endeavour to do this as soon as possible.

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