GMDSS Training LLP: proudly serving maritime industry

GDMSS training View of Dover Harbour from the GDMSS training facility.

GMDSS Training offers the three Association of Marine Electronic Radio Colleges (AMERC) accredited GMDSS courses and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) accredited Short Range Certificate.


Courses meet the standards required by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), as administered in the UK by Ofcom and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).


A range of RYA courses and courses leading to MCA certification are also available.  


GMDSS Training is located in Dover and operates from the head office of Smye-Rumsby, a long established specialist radio-communications engineers serving the maritime industry. Only ten-minutes from main line rail services with regular high speed trains to London, and within easy reach of Gatwick and Heathrow airports, GMDSS Training is ideally located for UK based and international students.


GMDSS Training is a Examination Co-ordination Centre approved by the Association of Marine Electronic Radio Colleges (AMERC) on behalf of the MCA.
Our qualified and experienced lecturers have a range of experience within marine communications. They include former radio officers and merchant navy deck officers, who are able to draw on a wealth of experience at sea, as well as experience from the military, coastguard, RNLI and the communications sector.


GMDSS Training staff have been delivering training for many years and have enjoyed a student pass rate approaching 100% for over a decade.

Farewell to a once familiar sight in Dover!

A once familiar sight The Ostend Spirit Ferry has been sent to be scrapped, and this dramatic footage taken from the ship shows its final journey, to be beached and broken up!

Stop Press!

August 2016


New Radio Inspector!

Our MF/HF Coast Radio Station DSC test facility is to be updated by substituting the latest equipment for that of the previous generation.


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GMDSS Training LLP

125 Snargate St


CT17 9AP



00 44 (0)333 121 2182


Business hours

Monday - Friday:

08:30 to 17:00

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