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.

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

Chief Mates / Class 2 Post HND Course
A course designed for candidates at OOW level who hold an HND in Nautical Science issued within 7 years of the date of application for the mates COC. This course will prepare candidates to progress from OOW level towards...
Chief Mate Full HND Course
This course is designed for candidates to progress from OOW level (deck) to Chief Mate level. The following short courses will be scheduled into the programme: HELM Management, NAEST Management and a medical care certificate....
Class 1 Masters Orals
This four week orals preparation course is for candidates looking to achieve a Master (Unlimited) Class 1 Deck Officer Certificate of Competency. The course will use a combination of lectures conducted by experienced lecturers...
HND Marine Engineering (SCQF level 8)
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...
HND Nautical Science/Chief Mate Full/Master (SCQF level 8)
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 12 months....
Chief Mates / Class 2 Post HND Course
A course designed for candidates at OOW level who hold an HND in Nautical Science issued within 7 years of the date of application for the mates COC. This course will prepare candidates to progress from OOW level towards...
30 Hour Approved Engine Course
This is a 30 hour Approved Engine Course which usually runs for duration of 5 days. Course provide students with the basic theoretical knowledge and some practical hands on experience of diesel engines to enable them to meet...
Advanced Tanker Courses - Oil, Gas and Chemical Tanker Courses
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...
Bridge Team Training
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...
Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
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....
Advanced Tanker Courses - Oil, Gas and Chemical Tanker Courses
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...
Bridge Team Training
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...
Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
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 2 Chief Mates Orals
5 week course covering topics within the MCA class 2 Oral examinations not included within the HND Nautical Science and revision of past papers
Class 2 Chief Mates Writtens
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