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.

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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...
Aim This course is designed for you to progress from OOW level (deck) to Chief mates level. The course requires that have held a MCA approved OOW certificate and that you have held that position at sea for a period of 18...
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.
Aim This course is designed for you to progress from OOW level (deck) to Chief mates level. The course requires that have held a MCA approved OOW certificate and that you have held that position at sea for a period of 18...
The course is MCA approved. Aim To give all officers the education and training in the Human Element Leadership and Management at operational level meeting the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements...
This course is designed specifically for overseas cadets, who have already completed their HND Nautical Science or those who have done the BSC Nautical Science and delivered in 17 weeks. The course is divided into...
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...
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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