Faculty of Nautical Studies

The Faculty offers a wide range of nautical studies subjects including Deck Officer Trainee Programmes and Advanced Tanker Courses. Many are offered at HNC and HND level, and we have a wide range of courses available on a Full Time, Part Time, Evening, and Saturday basis.

We have a full range of marine operationscourses from mandatory training for Deck Officers to a range of short courses such as MCA, RYA, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) and Personal Survival Techniques (PST) for the professional development of Merchant Navy Officers and crew. Follow our Marine Operations on Facebook.

Clyde Marine Training

The Faculty works closely with, and provides training for, a number of organisations including Clyde Marine Training which recruits approximately 50% of the annual Trainee Officer intake for the British Merchant Navy. Other companies include; Northern Marine Ship Management, Sonangol USA, Bibby Ship Management Ltd, Maersk Crewing and Carnival Cruises.

Ship Safe Training Group Ltd.

We also work with the Ship Safe Training Group (SSTG) which recruits new entrant deck and engineer officer cadets for a career at sea onboard our members' vessels operating worldwide. Their member companies include, Global Marine Systems, P&O Ferries, North Star Shipping and Evergreen Marine.

There must be a viable level of interest in a course for it to run and all courses run at the sole discretion of the college. If a place is not available on your chosen course, the college will take all reasonable measures to offer you a place on a comparable course. City of Glasgow College reserves the right to amend or update this information at any time.

Marine Operations Courses

We have a full range of courses from mandatory training for Deck Officers to a range of short courses such as MCA, RYA, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) and Personal Survival Techniques (PST) for the professional development of Merchant Navy Officers and crew. Browse all of our Marine Operations courses.

View all of our STCW Short Courses and follow our Marine Operations on Facebook.

Aim This course is designed for candidates at OOW level, who hold an HND in Nautical Science (HND has to be within 7 years of issue to the date of application for your mates COC). To prepare for MCA Written and Oral exam to...
The aim of this course is to offer those students who have successfully completed the NC/HNC Marine Engineering programme the opportunity to attain an HND in Marine Engineering. Successful completion of the course will give...
This is a full time course conducted in collaboration with partner institutes overseas. The course is approved by the Maritime and Coast Guard Authority (MCA) UK and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The Scheme of...
This course is designed for school leavers who wish to become seagoing Deck Officers.  It is structured into five distinct ‘phases’ or blocks of time spent at college and at sea.  SAAS funding is available...
This course is designed for school leavers who wish to become seagoing Deck Officers.  It is structured into five distinct ‘phases’ or blocks of time spent at college and at sea.  SAAS funding is available...
Aim This course is designed for candidates at OOW level, who hold an HND in Nautical Science (HND has to be within 7 years of issue to the date of application for your mates COC). To prepare for MCA Written and Oral exam to...
Practical training course required by all deck ratings wishing to progress to the rank of able bodied seaman. It is also a mandatory requirement for the issue of an Officer of the Watch or EOOW Certificate of Competency....
This 4 week course will assist you in preparing for International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI) written examination for Engineering Knowledge; Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Oral examination leading...
These Distance Learning courses are the distance learning version of the compulsory preparation courses to allow a student to sit the MCA exams. Courses are available for: Second Engineer <3000kW MCA Certificate of...
This 10 week course will assist you in preparing for Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) UK written examinations leading to Certificate of Competency (CoC) at Chief Engineer (Unlimited or III/2) level.  Following...
Specialised courses designed for candidates who wish to work on board vessels carrying liquid cargoes in bulk as either officer of the watch or higher ranks. There are three specialised courses to choose from: Specialised...
The course objectives concentrate on passage planning skills and bridge management techniques.  The combination of these essential skills enables the participants to recognise the importance of proper planning, threat...
Practical training course required by all deck ratings wishing to progress to the rank of able bodied seaman. It is also a mandatory requirement for the issue of an Officer of the Watch or EOOW Certificate of Competency.
CLASS 1 MASTERS UNLIMITED ORALS PREPARATION Aim This four week orals only preparation course is for candidates wanting to achieve a Class 1 Deck Officer Certificate of Competency.   Entry requirements To be...
5 week course covering topics within the MCA class 2 Oral examinations not included within the HND Nautical Science and revision of past papers
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