Faculty of Nautical Studies

The Faculty offers a wide range of nautical studies subjects including Deck Officer Trainee Programmes and Advanced Tanker Courses. Click on the study options below for the full range of courses on offer and apply today. Believe It Achieve It!

We have a full range of marine operations 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.

Clyde Marine Training

Partner Organisations

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.

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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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 achieve...
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 months....
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...
The aim of the course is to provide training and qualifications necessary for employment in the Merchant Navy as an Engineering Officer of the Watch. At time of writing successful completion of the course will give full...
This course is for students already enrolled on a deck officer training programme. It encompasses the academic element of the course leading to an HNC in Nautical Studies.
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 achieve...
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....
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 months....
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.
5 week course covering topics within the MCA class 2 Oral examinations not included within the HND Nautical Science and revision of past papers
On this course you will cover topics within the MCA class 2 written examinations not included within the HND Nautical Science and revision of past papers.

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.

Faculty of Nautical Studies