Nautical Studies

Below is a list of all City of Glasgow College Nautical Studies subjects organised alphabetically, including Deck Officer Trainee Programmes, Advanced Tanker Courses, and more. 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.

Clyde Marine TrainingThe School of Nautical Studies 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).

The SSTG 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.

All course information is correct at the time of publication.  However,  we are currently conducting a review of all full time course which may lead to changes.  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 STCW Short Courses

 


 

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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.
Requirements: This course is for candidates who have an OOW from U.K. or from a IMO white list country but do not have a U.K. HND part 2.They must have 18 months sea service with OOW deck certificate. Candidates must get...
This course lasts about 18 -19 weeks. Students attending this course must have a U.K. HND issued within last 7 years such that all qualifying conditions including passing of MCA mates writtens & orals can be completed before...
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 overseas cadets who have already completed their HND Nautical Science, or other cadets who have completed a BSc Nautical Science. The course includes preparation for Officer of the Watch Orals and...
Human Element Leadership Management (HELM) course covering essential leadership competancies and skills at a operational level, as detailed in the new STCW Manilla Convention.
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:...
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.
This four week orals only preparation course for candidates wanting to complete a Class 1 Deck Officer Certificate of Competency.
5 week course covering topics within the MCA class 2 Oral examinations not included within the HND Nautical Science and revision of past papers
nautical information screen
sea chart
gauge panel