The History of Marine education and training can be traced back in the UK for over 250 years, which makes UK a preferred destination for Further Education (FE) within Indian Seafarers.
- All courses offered are recognised worldwide without any limitations.
Browse the list of Colleges and Universities that offer maritime courses.
East Coast College (Part of “University of Suffolk”)
Lowestoft College is a leading provider of training and competence services to the maritime, offshore and energy industries.
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South Shields Marine School (South Tyneside)
College offers various programmes, professional industry training, off-shore & safety training to international shipping & maritime industries.
Read further about South Shields Marine School here.
Blackpool and Fylde College (Fleetwood Nautical campus)
One of the UK’s top nautical establishments, attracting students from all over the world.
Read further about Blackpool and the Fylde college here.
City of Glasgow College (Glasgow Scotland)
City of Glasgow College is a further education college of nautical and maritime studies, and a provider of marine and offshore training courses.
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Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU)
LJMU has an array of marine training facilities, including a ship-handling and escort tug simulator. They offer a wide variety of maritime courses and qualifications.
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Warsash Maritime Academy
Warsash Maritime Academy has provided first-class education, training, consultancy and research services to the international shipping, commercial yacht, and offshore oil and gas industries for nearly 70 years.
Read further about Warsash Maritime Academy here
What Makes Education in the UK rewarding?
By utilising the latest technology, facilities and teaching staff efficiently, UK maritime training colleges are world leaders. The UK COC is highly valued across the world which equips its COC holders with the skills and understanding to meet the needs of our Industry now and into the future.
Ultimately results in maximum numbers of Indian Seafarers who started from Lower ranks goes to the UK for their further education to gain Higher certification for better future growth.
To work on ship, training and education has to be more specific. This is because of the IMO and national certification systems where competence through certification is legally required.
Due to special education and certification, It has always been possible and still is today to reach the highest rank from very lowly beginnings. Some people however still do develop their careers from lowly beginnings, although such routes take far longer, and naturally, they have to pass the STCW examinations.
All Nautical colleges come under Further Education (FE). The UK MCA controls the course syllabus and updates it as necessary by reports from committees of IAMI (International Association of Maritime Institutes).
1) IMO: International Maritime Organization.
2) COC: Certificates of Competency (Qualified officers certificate)
3) STCW: Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping.
4) MCA: The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (United Kingdom)