The Department for Transport’s Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) funding is administered on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) by Ricardo Energy & Environment. The MCA Marine Information Note MIN486(M) and Marine Guidance Note MGN 455 provide detail of the arrangements for funding.
SMarT is available to recognised training providers that are registered with the SMarT administrators. Training Providers are shipping companies and other sponsoring organisations offering MNTB approved and STCW courses. SMarT can only be claimed on behalf of UK and European Economic Area (EEA) citizens normally resident in the UK ( ie. that have been living in the UK for about a year at the time of original application).
If you are a company seeking information about how to become a recognised training provider, please contact Sue Edwards at Ricardo Energy & Environment on 01235 753151 for further information.