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Quality Assurance


North East Scotland College and its training subsidiary company, ASET, deliver courses in line with the requirement of a range of quality systems. The College is subject to the quality requirements of Education Scotland, who are responsible for the quality of educational provision in schools and colleges in Scotland. College provision is also subject to the quality requirements of the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Additionally the College has obtained a wide range of specific quality standards including Investors in People, BS EN 14001 (Environmental Management) and BS EN 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management).


All oil and gas related training is carried out to National and International Standards accredited by the following bodies:

  • Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO)
  • EAL (EMTA Awards Limited)
  • The Nautical Institute
  • City & Guilds
  • International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
  • Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
  • Go Skills
  • CompEx
  • MCA


Oil & Gas


“Instructor spoke with authority on the subject.The training plant was first class”

Scott Singers, Falck Safety Services ltd – Fire & Gas


“Safe controlled environment, good clean workshops”

Dave Clark, KCA Deutag Drilling Ltd – Flange Make up & Bolting for Integrity


“Thoroughly enjoyed this course, facilities were excellent and instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable”

Peter Macinnes, TAQA Bratani – Pressure Testing for Technicians


“Very good practical (plant) facility, excellent help from the instructor considering operations isn’t my discipline”

Colin Murray, Wood – Competence in Safe Isolation of Process Plant & Equipment


“Great course, very informative and geared at my level, Presented well and instructor was very knowledgeable and very helpful”

Stu Bowman , Petrofac Training Ltd - Competence in Safe Isolation of Process Plant & Equipment


Electrical & Ex Training


“Great course material and very in-depth information from the binstructor. Would recommend this course to colleagues”

Gavin Stirling, Private delegate, Power System Protection Relays


“A very well put together course. Extremely informative and the instructor had vast knowledge on everything”

George Sherry, Maersk Oil North Sea Ltd, Power System Protection Relays


“Very informative course, teaching was first class and instructor was very helpful”

Andrew Conn, Private delegate, Hazardous areas CompEx 5 Day


“Excellent course/information delivery from all ASET instructors and assessors. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere made a difficult assessment much less stressful that it could have otherwise been. I thought the workshop facilities and equipment layout were very good and the associated documentation was clear and well presented. I would most certainly use ASET again for any future training needs”

Lawrence McMasters, KCA Deutag ltd, Hazardous areas CompEx 5 Day


“The instructors were very helpful in that they took tie to not only answer questions but also provide explanations that will be of help when turning theory into practical”

Peter Campbell, Wood Hazardous areas CompEx 5 Day


“Very informative course with knowledgeable instructors. Overall very happy!”

Ross Kirkham, Maersk Training ltd, Hazardous areas CompEx 5 Day


“Absolutely perfect first time doing the CompEx course, notes were went over with a lot of detail and all questions answered. Instructors were very good at explaining tasks at hand”

Blazej Delnicki, Hazardous areas CompEx 5 Day, Mintra Training Portal ltd


“Instructor very experienced and knowledgeable. Good set up in Switch room / training area”

Stuart Mulpetre, Falck Safety Services, HV Switching & System Control (City & Guilds 0672)


Emergency Response


“Very good and informative course. Instructors teaching method and interaction with the group was excellent compared to previous training provider”

Keith Macdiamid, Falck Safety Services ltd, CRO Controlling Emergencies


“Excellent course – all exercises added something different– good refresher on Emergency protocols”

Scott Mcseveney, Petrofac Training, CRO Controlling Emergencies


“Good course – Instructor answered all of my questions well and put delegates at ease prior to undertaking the exercises. The check sheet provided was a great help and I will take this back to my job to use. Good realistic exercises helped make it feel like a real situation. This has certainly boosted my confidence as a CRO in emergency situations”

David Stewart, TAQA Bratani, CRO Controlling Emergencies


“A very competent and experienced team. Assessor was first class and his previous experience was very clear. I will recommend ASET to my team and my company for OIM Assessment”

Ryan Fiske, SHELL UK, Offshore Installation Manager – OPITO Assessment


“Great course content and delivery. Certainly one of the better courses/assessment that you leave feeling you have added or gained more for your skill set”

Alex Clark, Petrofac Training, Offshore Installation Manager – OPITO Assessment


“Friendly & helpful team. Good advice and feedback given during familiarisation and good formative and motivational feedback after each assessment”

Fraser Reid, SHELL UK Offshore Installation Manager – OPITO Assessment


“Excellent course which was both interesting and essential to my offshore role, would definitely recommend”

Darren Mcdonald, CNR International – Major Emergency Management Initial Response – OPITO


Marine and Radiotelephony


“Informative and well-run course. Instructor helpful and friendly.

Would recommend to anyone considering ASET for their

Marine courses”

Thomas Fegan, Subsea Crewing Services Pte, Dynamic Positioning Simulator / Advanced


“Very well run course from an experienced Instructor”

Charlie Simpson, Falck Safety Services, Ballast Control Simulator Refresher course (Stability 4)


“Excellent course delivered in a professional and engaging manor”

Innes Groves, Mintra Training Portal, Ballast Control Simulator Refresher course (Stability 4)


“There was a lot of content to get through, this was delivered very well by a very knowledgeable tutor who was able to answer any questions. The course was well laid out and enabled to refresh certain subjects at the right time”

David Green, Falck Safety Services, Radiotelephony Restricted Operators Certificate (ROC) (GMDSS)


“Superb new simulator suite and excellent tuition from the instructor. Found this course very informative! Very pleased”

Neil Robinson, Private delegate, DP Simulator


“Second DP course with ASET. Very happy with the facilities and course content. Instructor has very good knowledge of subject and teaching style – would recommend”

Marcus Macdonald, Maersk Supply Services A/S, DP Simulator


“Very good course with professional instructor. Nice facility for Ballast / stability simulations”

Chmielinski Pawel, Odfjell Drilling Shetland Limited, Stability 3


Scaffolding Training


“Enjoyed the course, first class instructor”

Keith Bain, Private delegate, Scaffolding CPD Refresher


“Brilliant instructor, definitely coming back for Part 2”

Victor Chase, Private delegate, Scaffolding Part 1


“Instructor went the extra mile to make sure we understood

everything properly”

Dean Stewart, Speyside Scaffolding Services, Scaffolding Part 1


Good lecturer that made everything clear

Matthew Thom
Wood Group PSN Ltd

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