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  • Worldwide on-site delivery available

  • Lloyds Register Approved Training Provider for LPS courses

  • MCA Approved Training Provider for HELM (M) & HELM (O) STCW courses

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About Us

AFS Consultants specialise in the provision of high quality training to the maritime industry with an emphasis on all aspects of Port and IALA V103 Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) training. 

Our team combine experience with professional qualifications and are able to provide comprehensive, flexible training packages to suit the requirements of our Clients.


From their wide range of maritime and port experience AFS Consultants are able to provide assistance and support in all areas of marine operations including formal risk assesments, recruitment, conservancy, dredging, Marine engineering, marine civil engineering, project management, heavy lifts and project cargoes, security / ISPS and ISM.


Our skills and abilities are paramount to a successful course outcome. This is fully recognised in the worldwide VTS community and particularly AFS Consultants. This is why most major equipment manufacturers are pleased to recommend AFS Consultants to their Clients for post commissioning operational training.

AFS Consultants are engaged in delivering training at IALA V103 accredited training institutes:

  • Tyne Coast College (TCC) - South Shields Marine School.

  • Blackpool and the Flyde College (FNC) - Fleetwood Nautical Campus.

  • National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) - Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

  • Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADP) - Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Shelter Cursos and Consultoria - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Port of London Authority (PLA) - United Kingom
  • Indonesia PT. Visi Teknologi - Indonesia
  • VTS Humber Training Academy, Grimsby, UK

AFS Consultants collectively and individually are well respected in the marine industry and pride themselves on their professional approach to appointments. They are well qualified and highly knowledgeable in both Port Operations and Vessel Traffic Services. The team remain up to date on the latest developments and maintain familiarity with offshore, port and VTS operations.

Within our team are:

  • An IMO VTS Consultant;
  • Members of the Nautical Institute (MNI);
  • Members of the Society for Education and Training (MSET);
  • Holders of UK Master Mariner Certificates of Competency (STCW95);
  • Holders of UK Marine Engineer Officer (Class 1) Certificates of Competency (STCW95);
  • Holders of Bachelors and Masters Degrees from UK Universities (BSc & MEng);
  • Members of the Vessel Traffic Services Association (VTSA);
  • Members of the United Kingdom Harbourmasters Association (UKHMA);
  • Holders of Post Graduate Certificates in Education (PGCE), Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) and Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS).

We are proud to have associations with the following:-

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