FAQs

Are there any pre-requisites to take this training?

The only prerequisite you will need is a general background knowledge and experience of either underwater acoustics or marine mammal biology depending on which course you select. Having some background knowledge will allow you to relate the specific terms and methodology to your own personal experience.

What will happen if I have paid for a course but cannot attend those dates?

If this is the situation, please let the training manager know as soon as possible. Seiche Training are flexible when it comes to refunds we are also able to transfer bookings to another course which might be more feasible for you. For more information on refunds please refer to our T&C’s

How much does the course cost?

Each course that we run has a different price, please refer to the course page to see the cost of each specific course

Are there any discounts for groups or block bookings?

This is on a case by case basis and we would encourage you to speak to our Training Manager via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What are the meal arrangements?

A light lunch of sandwiches, crisps and fruit will be provided at lunchtime with refreshments of tea, coffee & water being available at most times through the day.
Should you have any allergies or dietary requirements please make sure you have advised us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the course starts

What are the class times?

Normal training hours apply to all our training courses which are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Occasionally our BOEM PSO course may finish at the slightly earlier time of 4pm.
We ask delegates to arrive about 15 minutes before the start of class on the first day to register and receive all your training material.

How do I enrol for a course?

You can book your place for any of our courses via this website by following the book now button from the course page. Booking is a simple step by step approach which is easy to follow. As numbers for each course are limited, it is advised that you book your place on the course sooner rather than later.

A 10% deposit will be taking at the time of booking your place, and then 2-3 weeks before the course is due to start full payment will be automatically taken, at this point you will receive full confirmation of your course. If you have any questions regarding the booking of a course, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once I have completed a course, how long will it take to receive my qualification certificate?

We will always aim to send you your certification within 2 weeks of completion of the course. Printed certificates can take a little longer.

What do I need to bring with me to my course?

Details of what you need to bring with you are outlined on the course page.
This may include items such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or a laptop for more practical courses like the PAM course. Seiche Training will always provide presentation handouts, pens and paper.

  • Bob Gisiner, December 2015

    “I especially appreciated the amount of hands-on training with the data processing software and user interface. This included deployment of an actual PAM array and operation of the PAM monitoring equipment in a realistic survey scenario, complete with cooperative vocalizing dolphins.

    Hands-on practice completing the standardized data sheets used by BOEM and JNCC were also features that I thought left the potential PAM operator ready for real-world application of his or her training.

    The materials and practical training give the students all they need to succeed as a professional PAM operator.”

  • Stephanie Barnicoat, June 2014

    “Excellent. A superb mix of theory and practical. The course leader provides expert up to date knowledge, information that is both easy to absorb and follow whilst being comprehensive. I would highly recommend this course for potential MMOS.”

  • Dan Coles, June 2014

    “The practical side of the course was essential as it gave a very real experience of the role played by an MMO offshore.”