The College is one of the few colleges in Scotland to offer courses in nautical studies for students who want to join the Merchant Navy.  


  • Deck Cadet Programme Scottish Professional Diploma.
  • Experienced Seafarer To Deck OOW Unlimited.
  • Maritime Industry Access.
  • MCA Class 1 Orals Only.
  • NC Shipping and Maritime Operations.
  • HNC Deck Cadet Programme.
  • HNC Marine Engineering (Phase 3).
  • HND Chief Mate/Master Post.
  • HND Marine Engineering for Cadets from International Partner Colleges.
  • HND Nautical Science/Chief Mate Full /Master.
  • HND Nautical Science (INDIA).


  • Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (CPSC).
  • CPSC Self Declaration Refresher Training Route 1.
  • Creative Craft Welding.
  • Dynamic Positioning Awareness.
  • Efficient Deck Hand (EDH).
  • Entry into Enclosed Spaces.
  • EK (Motor) Management Level Unlimited Prep Course.
  • EOOW and IAMI Examination Preparation and Record Book Guidance.
  • Experienced Seafarer to OOW Unlimited.
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems GMDSS.
  • Human Element, Leadership and Management at Management Level (HELM Management).
  • Industrial Experience Skills.
  • MCA Approved High Voltage (Management) Level Course.
  • MCA Certificate Distance Learning Course.
  • MCA Electronic Chart Display and Information System ECDIS (Operations).
  • MCA (STCW) Proficiency in Elementary First Aid.
  • MCA (STCW) Proficiency in Medical Care On Board Ship.
  • MCA (STCW) Proficiency in Medical Care On Board Ship (Refresher).
  • Navigation Aids, Equipment and Simulator Training (NAEST) Management.
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR).
  • Shipboard Safety Officer training (MCA Approved).
  • STCW Ships Security Officer.
  • STW Tanker Familiarization.
  • HND Nautical Science (Blended Learning).

Browse our latest Nautical full time and part time courses.


Read about one of our Student's Journey - Jake is a student on our Marine Engineering course.

State of the art facilities at Riverside combined with knowledgeable and approachable teaching staff, offer a positive learning experience for students wanting to progress in the maritime sector.

Matthew Gormley, 31, HND Nautical Science.

Further Information

  • Full Time Courses - How to apply.
  • You can email or call us on 0141 375 5191 during normal working hours.