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Nautical Colleges / Universities

Detailed below are a list of the Colleges and Universities that Clyde Marine Training work hand in hand with to provide you with the best training required for your career at sea and to become a fully qualified Merchant Navy Officer:

City of Glasgow College (formerly Glasgow Nautical College)

City of Glasgow College is Scotland’s largest college, and home to around 32,500 students from 135 different countries. Its Nautical Studies subjects include Deck Officer Trainee Programmes, Advanced Tanker Courses, and more, with many offered at HNC and HND level.

NAFC Marine Centre (Shetland School of Nautical Studies)

Shetland School of Nautical Studies (SSNS) has a highly qualified professional staff with experience across a range of disciplines afloat and ashore, utilising state of the art simulation equipment, engineering workshops and training vessels.

South Tyneside College (South Shields Marine School)

South Shields Marine School has a worldwide reputation for outstanding maritime training. Our first class teaching staff and excellent industry standard facilities allow us to offer some of the best maritime training in the world.

Fleetwood Nautical Campus (Part of Blackpool and the Fylde College)

Fleetwood Nautical campus is recognised as one of the top Nautical establishments in the country with a wide range of UK and overseas students. The college has been designated as a National Beacon of Excellence and was recently re-accredited for the Charter Mark in recognition of the excellent service it provides to all its learners.

Liverpool John Moores University (Inc. Lairdside Maritime Centre)

LJMU have a proud tradition of teaching maritime and nautical studies, having originally provided courses as Liverpool Nautical College. However this course is firmly focused on the present and future needs of the industry with its state-of-the-art facilities, including the UK’s only 360-degree ship’s bridge simulator system and teaching from staff with extensive industrial experience.

Warsash Maritime Academy (Part of Southampton Solent University)

For over 60 years Warsash Maritime Academy has provided first class training, consultancy and research to the international shipping and offshore oil industries. The Academy provides internationally recognised certification programmes for both deck and engineer officers from cadet level to Master (Captain) and Chief Engineer.

University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth degree in Navigation and Maritime Science is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a Merchant Navy deck officer or work in maritime management. The course is integrated with a vocational training programme, which leads to a full professional qualification.

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“Clyde Marine Training work with world renowned nautical colleges throughout the UK to produce outstanding Merchant navy Officers. All of the colleges offer an excellent standard of Officer Training at HNC, HND and PD/FD level as well as a variety of short courses. They all utilise state of the art simulation equipment and engineering workshops to ensure that the practical aspects of the courses are delivered to a high standard.

“City of Glasgow College is Scotland’s largest college, and home to around 600 of our trainees.

“The Shetland School of Nautical Studies part of the NAFC Marine Centre, has a team of highly qualified professional staff with experience across a range of disciplines afloat and ashore.

“South Shields Marine School, in Tyne and Wear has a worldwide reputation for outstanding maritime training. Their first class teaching staff and excellent facilities allow them to offer some of the best maritime training in the world.

“Fleetwood Nautical campus has been designated as a National Beacon of Excellence and was recently re-accredited for the Charter Mark in recognition of the excellent service it provides to all its learners.

“LJMU has over 100 years’ experience of providing education to professional seafarers around the world with graduates highly sought after by employers.

“For over 60 years Warsash Maritime Academy has provided first class training, consultancy and research to the international shipping and offshore oil industries.

“The University of Plymouth degree in Navigation and Maritime Science provides an advanced academic qualification as well as a full professional qualification.

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