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Scheduled Course Dates - Dates of forthcoming courses.

Application Forms, Terms & Conditions of Study, and other information.

Merchant Navy

Training Grants for Seafarers


Merchant Navy Officer Cadet Programme




Deck Officer Cadet

HND in Nautical Science (Chief Mate)

Modern Apprenticeship: Deck Rating


Navigation Aids & Equipment Simulator Training (NAEST):

  • NAEST Operational
  • NAEST Management


Human Element, Leadership & Management (HELM):

  • HELM Operational
  • HELM Management - coming soon


Electronic Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS)

RYA Radar Course


Engineer Officer Cadet (EOOW)


Modern Apprenticeship: Engine Room Rating

MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC) - Part I (<24 m OAL)
- formerly MCA 30-hour Diesel Engine Course


Chief Engineer (limited power / area)
Second Engineer (limited power / area)

Chief Engineer (Small Vessel) (<9,000kw, <3,000GT)
Second Engineer (Small Vessel)
(<9,000kw, <3,000GT)

Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW)
- from experienced seafarer

Marine Engine Operator's Licence (MEOL)
(<750kw, near coastal area)



STCW Basic Safety Courses


  • Updated Proficiency in Advanced Firefighting - Manila Refresher
  • Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques- Manila Refresher


STCW First Aid Courses


Other STCW Courses


Radio Operators' Courses


Other Merchant Navy Courses

  • Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)
  • Entry into Enclosed Spaces


High Voltage Training (operational level)






Training Grants for Fishermen


Guide to Fishing Courses


Certificates of Competency


Other Fishing Courses

  • Electronic navigation Systems (Fishing Vessel)



Basic Safety Courses

  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Basic Health & Safety
  • Fire Fighting
  • Safety Awareness (after 2 years sea time)

Radio Operators Courses

First Aid Courses





Aquaculture Apprenticeships

Download out Aquaculture Apprenticeships Leaflet


Aquaculture Short Courses

(courses indicated are available by distance learning, or as taught courses)


  • Personal Survival Techniques




Skipper's Tickets

  • Under 16.5 m Skipper
  • Workboat Skipper Part 1 (RYA Dayskipper)
  • Workboat Skipper Part 2 (RYA Powerboat - Advanced)


Other Workboat Qualifications

  • Personal Survival Techniques




Engineering (Shore)

Shore-Based Engineering Courses

National Certificate (NC) in Engineering


Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering:

  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Fabrication & Welding
  • Mechanical Maintenance


Abrasive Wheels




RYA Courses

  • Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore
  • Day Skipper
  • Advanced Powerboat
  • Powerboat level 2
  • RYA Radar Course


  • Personal Survival Techniques


Engineering Courses

  • MCA Approved Diesel Engine Course (5 day)




Vocational Pathways

college-based vocational training for S3 and S4 school pupils:



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