This course was residential, the food and accommodation was excellent.
I am ex RN so the sea survival was quite easy for my self however for the people on the course who had no experience this part was well designed and life raft drill conducted in a swimming pool with a wave machine to give some realistic situations.
The instructor was very down to earth, helpful and knowledgeable. The course did involve quite a lot of classroom time but he understood the need for plenty of breaks and worked the course around us as students.
I would definitely recommend this course to others.