The home of RNLI training
The purpose of RNLI College is to provide a maritime training centre of excellence for our lifesavers.
With its state-of-the-art training facilities, including an integrated Sea Survival Centre, the college is invaluable to the training and development of our lifeboat crew members and lifeguards from around the UK and Republic of Ireland.
And through our experience and expertise, we’re able to offer commercial training to other organisations throughout the British Isles and globally.
Opened by our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, on 28 July 2004, RNLI College was funded by many generous donations, including the bequests of:
Mr Howard Cragg
Mrs Rona O’Neill
Miss Olive Margaret Evans
Mr William Edwin Pemberton
Mr George Norton Harvey
Mr Robert William Prosser
Mrs Ada Hewson
Mrs Vera Gertrude Lilian Varty
Mr Richard Anthony Jones
Dr Edith Romeyn Murray Aertsen Watts
So much more …
Today at RNLI College operational training takes place alongside the development of all our volunteers and staff.
Our College Discovery Tours allow our supporters to learn more about the work of the RNLI and see first-hand how our lifesavers are trained.
And as an award-winning hotel and conference venue, we welcome everyone to come and experience the home of RNLI training.
With every £1 spent helping to save lives at sea, the college raises significant funds for our lifesaving service.
So whether you take a tour, stay with us, eat and drink with us, celebrate with us, conference with us or even get married with us, you’ll be helping to make a difference, whatever you do.