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MCA, RYA and Nautical Institute Approved Courses for the Yacht, Cruise and Cargo Shipping Industry in Glasgow

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Located in Glasgow Scotland, Glasgow Maritime Academy (GMA) offers a range of maritime courses from MCA orals to written preps and short courses for the Maritime and Cruise/Yacht industries. GMA also provide generic as well as type specific ECDIS courses, Tanker courses, Nautical Institute courses, as well as also providing RYA and yachting courses. Glasgow Maritime Academy is conveniently located in the heart of Glasgow city centre.

Glasgow Maritime Academy is the first training provider in the UK to be recognized by Nautical Institute for delivering ISM lead Auditors Course and the first Academy in Scotland to get MCA approval to deliver STCW 2010 Tanker Training.

GMA has all the contemporary as well as traditional facilities needed for training has in house interactive software which is given free to all students. From compass to sextant to ECDIS, GMA has identical equipment to which is used in marine offices. Glasgow Maritime Academy also has the latest ECDIS and tanker simulator.

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Training Programs


MCA Orals

  • Masters Orals Unlimited (4 weeks): This course enables candidates to achieve Master (Unlimited) certification by the MCA Oral examination route. Tutorials are mainly devoted to Seamanship, Magnetic Compass and Shipmaster's Business & Law.
  • Mates Oral Unlimited (3 weeks): This course enables candidates to achieve Chief Mate (Unlimited) certification by the MCA Oral examination route. Candidates will receive tuition and guided study in preparation for the MCA Oral examination. Tutorials are mainly devoted to Seamanship, Magnetic Compass and Shipmaster's Business & Law.
  • OOW Orals Unlimited or Yacht OOW 3000 (3 weeks): This course enables candidates to achieve Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) certification by the MCA Oral examination route. Tutorials are mainly devoted to Seamanship, Marine Instruments, Publications Legislation, Rule of the road, Buoyage etc
  • Masters Orals - Yacht 3000gt 0r 500 gt (4 weeks): This course enables candidates to achieve Master yacht 3000gt or 500gt certification by the MCA Oral examination route. Tutorials are mainly devoted to Seamanship, Magnetic Compass and Shipmaster's Business & Law.
  • Masters Orals 200 GT or OOW < 500 (4 weeks): The MCA Master <200gt CoC / OOW 500 is an MCA issued certificate of competency for code vessels which has no vessel length limits. If you already hold a Yacht Master Ocean CoC then your Master 200 will be issued for use in an unlimited sea area whereas if you hold Yacht Master Offshore your 200 CoC will be restricted to 150miles offshore. With the Master 200 CoC you will also be awarded Officer Of the Watch (OOW) for use on vessels <500gt in an unlimited sea area.
  • Masters Orals Distance Learning (flexible): This course is suitable for someone who is on a permanent rotation working on ships and cannot attend college in a 4 week continuous stretch. Candidates will receive tuition and guided study in preparation for the MCA Oral examination through blended learning.
  • Masters Orals 500 GT or Chief Mate 3000 Orals D syllabus (4 weeks): This course is designed as per ORALS D syllabus of MGN 369. Topics include navigation, the sextant, meteorology, radar & plotting, passage planning, publications, M notices, ship / bridge procedures, marine pollution, COSWP, crew agreements, IRPCS / ROTR, taking over the watch, emergency procedures, passenger management etc.

MCA Orals Prep - Engineering

  • Engineer OOW Orals Unlimited (2 weeks)
  • Class 2 Engineering Unlimited Orals Prep (2 weeks)
  • Engineer OOW Orals Unlimited (2 weeks)
  • Marine Engine Operator Licence (MEOL) Orals Preparation (4 weeks)
  • Yacht 4 Chief Engineer Orals Prep (4 weeks)
  • Yacht 3 Chief Engineer Orals Prep (4 weeks)
  • Yacht 2 Chief Engineer Orals Prep (4 weeks)
  • Yacht 1 Chief Engineer Orals Prep (4 weeks)

ECDIS Training MCA Approved

  • MCA Approved ECDIS IMO1.27 modular course (5 days)
  • Type specific ECDIS Training Manufacturer Approved (2 days)

HELM Training - MCA approved

  • HELM Course - Operational Level (2.5 days)
  • HELM Course - Management Level (5 days)

STCW 2010 Tanker Courses

  • Basic Combined Training in Oil, Chemical & Liquefied Gas Tanker Course (3 days)
  • Basic Training in Oil & Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations (2 days)
  • Basic Training in Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (2 days)
  • Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations (4.5 days)
  • Advanced Training for Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations (4.5 days)
  • Advanced Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (4.5 days)
  • Dangerous Cargo Endorsement

High Voltage Training for Seafarers - MCA Approved

  • High Voltage Course - Operational Level (0.5 days)
  • High Voltage Course - Management Level (4.5 days)

MCA Approved STCW 2010 Security Courses

  • Ship Security Officers Training (SSO)
  • Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness Course (PSA)
  • Company Security Officer (CSO)

MCA Approved STCW 2010 Medical Courses

  • Elementary First AID (EFA)
  • Medical First AID (MFA)
  • Medical Care on board ships - Full Course (MCOBS)
  • Medical Care on board ships - Refresher Course

Nautical Institute Approved Courses

  • Port Skills/Barge Master Training (2 or 3 days)
  • Tanker Vetting Course - TAVEC (4.5 days)
  • LNG as a fuel Training - LAFT (2 days)
  • Ships Lifting Equipment & Accessories Inspection Course - SLEAC (3 days)
  • ISM Lead Auditor Course (2 days)

Other STCW Courses

  • Basic Safety Training
  • Basic Safety Training Update/Refresher
  • Company Security Officer (CSO)
  • Crisis Management Human Behavior
  • Crowd Management
  • IMO Training Course for instructors (TOTA)
  • Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety & Hull Integrity Training for Ro-Ro Passenger Ships
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)
  • Personal Survival Technique (PST)
  • Personnel Providing Direct Service to Passengers In Passenger Spaces - PERPOD
  • Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness Course (PSA)
  • Ship Security Officers Training (SSO)
  • Signals Exam

MCA Approved ECDIS and Ship Simulation Courses

  • Yacht OOW 3000 - Navigation and Radar
  • Master (Yachts) - Navigation ARPA and Radar
  • MCA/MNTB Small Ships Navigation & Radar
  • NAEST Management Level
  • Pilotage Training

LAST UPDATED ON Nov 5, 2018

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