Joining instructions

Course Joining instructions

Delegates are expected to report at the training centre 15 minutes before the start of the course, depending on the starting time mentioned in their booking confirmation.
Delegates arriving too late will have to make up for lost time (this, after informing the client, will involve extra charges).
Delegates can bring their personal safety logbooks and/or seamans book, to have it updated. These will be updated upon completion of the course. For several courses a medical certificate is mandatory.  We will check the medical fitness at arrival.

  • Identification
    Every delegate must be able to prove his/her identity (with a government issued ID/passport/driving license).

To obtain a valid OPITO certificate for OPITO approved courses, delegates have to be registered at the OPITO Vantage Central Register and Vantage POB. STC NEXT is responsible for recording the trainings in the vantage system.

  • Clothing/Equipment
    The training centre will supply the necessary protective clothing and equipment. Delegates are advised to bring an extra set of clothes.
  • Physical condition
    Please be aware that part of our courses are of a physical nature. It is the employer’s responsibility to check that delegates have a valid medical examination.  It is compulsory for participants to show a valid medical certficate before entering the course. Delegates are required to sign a medical fitness form in which they declare to be fit enough to participate in all parts of the course.
  • CA-EBS in water
    As an OPITO-approved training centre, STC NEXT is required to ensure that prior to participating in in-water CA-EBS practical exercisesthe participant:
  • Possesses a valid Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) offshore medical certificate confirming the delegate’s fitness for offshore work OR possesses a valid, unexpired offshore medical certificate issued by a body outside of the UK which is recognized as equivalent to the OGUK medical certificate of fitness for offshore work, AND
  • Possesses a certificate of fitness to undertake shallow water CA-EBS training issued by a registered OGUK examining doctor, AND
  • On the date on which the delegate is to undertake shallow water CA-EBS training, and prior to entering the water in which the training takes place, the delegate declares that, to the best of the delegate’s knowledge and belief, he or she has no (current or past) medical condition which makes the delegate unfit to participate in the training.

Participants must not participate in in-water CA-EBS practical exercises if they are unable to meet the requirements mentioned above.

Safety training certificates are valid for up to 5 years. After that, you will have to do the refresher training.  This refresher requirement applies to crew members on ships under the Dutch flag and foreign flags. The nationality of the crew member does not matter.

Please find below a flowchart regarding the rules for attending the refresher trainings. The explanation is in Dutch. If you have any questons about it, please don’t hestitate to contact us.

A GWO certificate is a certificate you will receive if you have successfully completed GWO training. The Global Wind Organization (GWO) is a non-profit organization founded by companies in the wind industry with the goal of improving the safety and quality of training for workers in the wind industry.

The GWO standard training includes several modules, including working at height, first aid, firefighting, marine survival and rescue training. The purpose of the training is to provide you, if you work in the wind industry, with the knowledge and skills you need to perform your job safely and efficiently, and to minimize the risks of injury or accidents.

The GWO certificate is often required by employers in the wind industry as proof that an employee has received the necessary training and has the appropriate skills and knowledge to work safely. The certificate is valid for 2 years and must then be renewed by attending repeat training.

If you are attending a GWO training, you will have to register in WINDA for a delegate profile. When you have registered and completed the set-up process, you will receive your WINDA ID. GWO certified Training Providers will be able to add training records to your profile by using your WINDA ID and employers will be able to verify your training status.

Register for a delegate profile using a smartphone, tablet or a computer at and send it to

For joining the Basic Safety training for Deckhands, you do not need any specific knowledge. The minimum age is 16 years. We recommend having an inland navigation examination beforehand. The inland navigation examination can also be arranged with our doctor at our location during the course.

Special Needs
If there are trainees on the training with special needs such as language difficulties, physical or medical disabilities, and special concerns regarding religion or culture, this will need to be mentioned on the application form. If additional costs are involved, they will be charged to the company, unless other arrangements have been made.

  1. If a interpreter is needed, STC NEXT will contact the company of the delegate. They have to give their approval to arrange the interpreter. Once this has been given, STC NEXT will make every effort to arrange this on time.
  2. If the delegate requested special needs for physical or medical disabilities, STC NEXT will contact the delegate/company to discuss training possibilities within the standards and regulations.
  3. If a participant indicates a desire for attention to religion or culture, STC NEXT will make any effort to comply of the participant’s needs. We will take any necessary precautions for this.

Course Fees
Course fees are per person per course, including lunch, coffee/tea, course materials and excluding 21% VAT (if applicable), dinner, travel expenses, interpreter costs, board and lodging. We want to receive the full payment before the finishing date of the course. If not, we will not provide you the certificate until receipt of payment. You will have the possibility to pay at the training centre with credit card, debit card or cash. All course fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Please note that STC NEXT reserves all rights to stop a delegate from participating in a course if his/her prerequisites do not comply with the rules and regulations of the authorities involved. In this case we will always consult the employer before taking any further action. During their stay at the training centre, course delegates have to comply with the house rules. We kindly request you to provide course delegates with all the neces­sary information. STC NEXT is not responsible for problems of any kind that are due to lack of knowledge of the information provided in this sheet.

STC NEXT offers its training courses in English as standard. On request, the training for groups can be organized in another language.
Would you like to receive the training in another language? As described above, it’s possible to hire an interpreter for one or more participants who speak the same language. The option ‘hire an interpreter’ can be found in the booking form. STC NEXT works together with a trusted partner.

Do you need a overnight stay during the course? STC NEXT can arrange this for you! You can do this by selecting the hotel and the number of nights in the online booking form.

  • ss Rotterdam
    STC NEXT has a partnership with the ss Rotterdam, a unique hotel located nearby the city of Rotterdam and 20 minutes away from our training center. The ss Rotterdam offers every guest a unique experience with a worldly view of the Maas and the skyline of Rotterdam.
  • Costs
    The costs of one night in the ss Rotterdam is €129,- per night including breakfast. The delegates have the opportunity to dine in the hotel. STC NEXT has made an agreement with the ss Rotterdam that delegates, registered by a company, can diner for € 30,- including 2 consumptions (non-alcoholic drinks). If the bill is higher than the aforementioned amount, the delegate have to pay the remainder himself. If you are a freelancer and you pay for the training yourself, this appointment does not apply.
  • Transport
    Delegates who don’t have their own transport can take the watertaxi for €17,- per day. The water taxi stops in front of the ss Rotterdam and will bring you at STC NEXT within 5 minutes.
    If you want to come with your own car, you have the possibility to park for free in front of the hotel.
  • Invoice
    The ss Rotterdam sends the invoice for the overnight stays directly to the companies that have booked this for the trainees. The companies will therefore not receive an invoice from STC NEXT regarding the hotel.

STC NEXT reserves the right to cancel a training course due to lack of trainees. Unless agreed otherwise, a customer may cancel a contract by written notice to STC NEXT’s course administration. If a contract is cancelled by a customer less than 2 work days prior to the training start date, or if a registrant fails to attend all or any part of a training session, the full course fee for the training session remains payable and no refund shall be given.

Cancellation of a confirmed course will be charged as follows:

  • Cancellation less than 2 work days prior to the training start date: 100%;
  • Cancellation between 5 work days and 2 days prior to the training start date: 50%;
  • Cancellation more than 5 work days prior to the training start date: 0%.

General Terms and Conditions
Our general conditions are applicable to all transactions and services rendered. General conditions are registered with the Chamber of Commerce at Rotterdam and are obtainable on request.

You can find our general term and conditions at the following link:

If you need more information, please don’t hestitate to contact us. Our employees can be reached at: or by phone +31 (0)800 3800 030