Partnerships

City of Glasgow College is recognised as a leading training provider in marine training both in the UK, and Internationally.

The Faculty of Nautical Studies & STEM has strong business links across Asia, Africa and the Americas, specifically in providing academic qualifications and mandatory safety training for engineering & deck cadets, and marine industry professionals. City of Glasgow College is proud to work in partnership with maritime institutions across the world to deliver relevant, high quality training to established professionals in the industry as well as trainees starting their careers.

UK and International Shipping Companies & Training Agencies

  • Clyde Marine Training.
  • Ship Safe Training Group Ltd.
  • Carnival UK.
  • DFDS.
  • RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary).
  • V Ships.
  • Princess Cruises.
  • Anglo Eastern.
  • Chevron.
  • Chiltern Maritime.
  • CalMac Ferries.
  • BAE Systems.
  • Stream Marine Training.
  • Sonangol Shipping.
  • Teekay Shipping Corporation.
  • Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C.
  • Royal Yachts/Royal Court Affairs/ Muscat – Sultanate of Oman.
  • Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC).

International Partners

  • Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) – Chennai (India).
  • BP Marine Academy – Mumbai (India).
  • VELS Academy of Maritime Studies (VAMS) – Chennai (India).
  • MTI Karachi – Karachi, (Pakistan).
  • Gamma Marine Training Institute (GMTI) – Mumbai (India).

International Partnership Activity

INDIA

The College has a range of partnership agreements dating back to 1992 with the following institutions in India:

  • BP Marine Academy – Mumbai (India).
  • Academy of Maritime Education and Training(AMET) – Chennai (India).
  • VELS Academy of Maritime Studies (VAMS) – Chennai (India).

All of the above partnerships focus on our successful 1+1 models in the area of Nautical Science and Marine Engineering.

The College has been in partnership with GAMMA Marine Training Institute in Mumbai, India since 2017 to deliver Officer of the Watch, Chief Mates and Masters training courses for candidates based in India. 

PAKISTAN

The College has been in partnership with Maritime Training Institute (MTI) in Karachi since 2001 to deliver 1+1 Nautical Science and Marine Engineering course programmes.

OMAN

The college trains cadets for the Oman Shipping Company and Royal Yachts of Oman:

  • Delivery of MCA/MNTB approved programmes in Marine Engineering and Nautical Science for Merchant Navy Trainee Officers. 
  • Courses cover both theoretical and practical delivery and are supplemented by short course provisions that are required to undertake sea time and improve the cadets employment prospects.

KUWAIT

The college trains cadets for the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC):

  • Delivering academic and mandatory training to Deck and Engineering cadets.
  • Courses cover both theoretical and practical delivery and are supplemented by short course provisions that are required to undertake sea time and improve the cadets employment prospects.

MALTA

Since 2013 we have been working with the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST).

  • Our project aims to improve the quality of vocational programmes in Nautical and Marine Engineering.
  • It also aims to increase the industry relevance of Nautical and Marine Engineering qualifications and support enhancing employability rates.
  • The project involved designing the requirements of appropriate programmes through revising curricula, syllabi, assessments and teaching materials.

NIGERIA

City of Glasgow College is currently working with Nigeria LNG to provide technical assistance and ongoing consultation services.

  • This project aims to enable NLNG to operate and maintain their own Marine Resource Facility (MRF) at their facility on Bonny Island, providing a boost to the local economy.
  • Staff will model simulator training delivery on successful models currently in operation at City of Glasgow College.
  • The College will provide ongoing consultancy support for Flag State and accreditation work.

SAUDI ARABIA

City of Glasgow College is currently working with King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, covering various areas of mutual academic interest focusing on Maritime research and academic exchange.

Testimonials

The course fully met my expectations and was delivered in a professional manner in a good environment with a mixture of theory and practice.

Fraser, Shipboard Safety Officer Course Delegate, Maritime & Coastguard Agency

The faculty has the freedom to manage and deliver against their own performance targets and the Senior Management Team can focus on strategy delivery... The Bridge and Engine-room ready programmes have the potential to be industry leading.

BP Shipping

We found City of Glasgow College a wonderful place to study for our cadet’s with impressive facilities. The faculty has facilitated the change and helped shape our boys to mature into gentlemen, personally, I feel that the skills and experience gained in the college are actually quantifiable.

Captain Vikrant Bharat MBA AFNI, Training Manager – Marine Training, Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C

It is great to see such impressive investment in world class training. Scotland has a long and proud seafaring tradition, and this stunning new maritime campus will ensure that it has a long and proud seafaring future.

Mark Dickinson, Nautilus General Secretary

Riverside is an impressive facility giving students a real experience of what it’s like to run a ship’s engine in a controlled environment. I haven’t seen anything like it, it’s inspirational.

Guy Platten, Chief Executive Officer, UK Chamber of Shipping

It is great to see such impressive investment in world class training. Scotland has a long and proud seafaring tradition, and this stunning new maritime campus will ensure that it has a long and proud seafaring future.

Mark Dickinson, Nautilus General Secretary