You may not currently hold the qualifications required to enter or Officer programme, but there are other options open to you if you still wish to pursue a career at sea with the Merchant Navy.
Some nautical colleges around the UK offer what is commonly known as a Merchant Navy Pre-Cadetship, for both engineering and nautical (deck) pathways.
This programme is intended for those who wish to seek sponsorship through a training provider such as Clyde Marine Training, but don’t yet have the qualifications to do so.
Throughout this one-year course candidates will study a range of subjects which will develop your skills through a mix of classroom and practical sessions.
Graduates of this programme will then be eligible to apply for places within the cadet sponsorship programme, or to continue your education via the Foundation Degree cadetship.