Nau­ti­cal Stud­ies, Mer­chant Ship­ping & Marine Courses, RYA Courses and Safety Training

CITY OF GLASGOW COLLEGE

Scotland’s largest col­lege, City of Glas­gow Col­lege was formed in 2010 with merg­ing three promi­nent col­leges in Glas­gow, Cen­tral Col­lege Glas­gow; Glas­gow Met­ro­pol­i­tan Col­lege; and Glas­gow Col­lege of Nau­ti­cal Stud­ies. The Col­lege now has a port­fo­lio of over 2,600 courses across a wide vari­ety of areas which can be stud­ied in var­i­ous modes of atten­dance such as full time, part time, day release and dis­tance learn­ing. The Col­lege is cur­rently the home of 40,000 stu­dents and 1,200 staff.

Two new cam­puses are being built for the col­lege. Build­ing work has started on a Marine Skills Cen­tre on the banks of the River Clyde near This­tle Street.. The new col­lege has the sup­port of Glas­gow City Coun­cil and the Scot­tish Fund­ing Council.

Glas­gow Col­lege of Nau­ti­cal Stud­ies (Which merged with the City of Glas­gow Col­lege) is a UK Bor­der Agency (UKBA) highly trusted stu­dent spon­sor. Many of the pro­grams and courses are approved by the UK Mar­itime and Coast­guard Agency (MCA) and/​or the Mer­chant Navy Train­ing Board.

Training Programs

Nau­ti­cal Stud­ies Full-​Time

  • NC/​HNC Deck Offi­cer Trainee Pro­gram: This course is designed for school leavers who wish to become seago­ing Deck Offi­cers. It is struc­tured into 5 dis­tinct phases or blocks of time spent at Col­lege and at Sea. The course incor­po­rates both the SQA NC Ship­ping and Mar­itime Oper­a­tions and the HNC Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence. All stu­dents are spon­sored by var­i­ous Ship­ping Com­pa­nies or Train­ing Agen­cies, who pro­vide the sea phases on ships oper­at­ing world­wide. Appli­ca­tions should be made via spon­sor­ing com­pa­nies, full details of which can be obtained from the School of Nau­ti­cal Studies.
  • Pro­fes­sional Diploma in Marine Oper­a­tions SCQF Level 9: This course is designed for school leavers who have gained at least 120 UCAS Points and who wish to become seago­ing Deck Offi­cers. It is struc­tured into 5 dis­tinct phases or blocks of time spent at col­lege and at sea. It incor­po­rates both the SQA HND Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence and the Pro­fes­sional Devel­op­ment Award in Marine Operations.
  • UK Mar­itime & Coast­guard Agency Chief Mate and Mas­ter (REG11/​2) SCQF Level 8 (Includ­ing HND in Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence): This course is designed for serv­ing watch keep­ing Deck Offi­cers, who do not already hold an HND Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence, and want to progress to Chief Mate or Mas­ters (STCW 95) level by a non VQ route. SAAS fund­ing is avail­able for eli­gi­ble stu­dents attend­ing this course. Sec­tions of this course are also required for hold­ers of a Pre 1987 UK Class 2/​1st Mate (FG) (or non-​UK equiv­a­lents), who wish to obtain a UK Mas­ter Unlim­ited Cer­tifi­cate of Competency.
  • UK Mar­itime & Coast­guard Agency Offi­cer of the Watch (REG11/​1) SCQF Level 7 (includ­ing HNC Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence): The course is designed for serv­ing deck rat­ings who want to obtain a UK Cer­tifi­cate of Com­pe­tency at Offi­cer of the Watch (STCW 95) level. SAAS fund­ing is avail­able for eli­gi­ble stu­dents attend­ing this course.

Part-​Time Courses

  • Advanced Tanker Courses
  • Class 1 Mas­ters Orals
  • Class 2 Chief Mates Orals
  • Class 2 Chief Mates Writtens
  • Class 2 Post HND Course
  • CPSCRB
  • ECDIS
  • Enhanced Nav­i­ga­tional Boat Course
  • GMDSS Course
  • MCA Effi­cient Deck Hand
  • NARAST Man­age­ment Course
  • NARAST Oper­a­tional Course
  • OOW Post HND Course
  • Per­sonal Safety & Social Responsibility
  • Per­sonal Sur­vival Techniques
  • RYA Coastal/​Offshore
  • RYA Day Skipper
  • RYA Engine Maintenance
  • RYA Ocean Yachtmaster
  • Safety Offi­cers Course
  • Ships Secu­rity Officer
  • Short Range Certificate
  • Tanker Famil­iar­iza­tion

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