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Clyde Marine Training (CMT) is part of The Clyde Group based in Glasgow, Scotland and the group offers the services to both the marine and corporate sectors. Founded in 1986, Clyde Marine Training has grown to be the largest maritime training provider in the UK recruiting approximately 50% of the annual Trainee Officer intake for the British Merchant Navy today. Clyde Marine has ISO 9001 - 2008 Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Accreditation. It is also Corporate Marine Partner to the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Clyde Marine Training has contracts with over 50 shipping companies to interview and select well motivated young people on their behalf and oversee their progress during their training.


The company has approximately 900 trainees within the system, undergoing training in colleges and universities in NAFC Marine Centre (Shetland School of Nautical Studies), City of Glasgow College (formerly Glasgow Nautical College), South Tyneside College (South Shields Marine School), Fleetwood Nautical Campus (Part of Blackpool and the Fylde College), LJMU Maritime Centre (formerly LJMU Lairdside Maritime Centre), Warsash Maritime SchoolSchool (of Solent University Southampton), and University of Plymouth. Everyone accepted for training will be sponsored by one of the client companies. Wherever possible, these Ship Owners and Managers will aim to offer full time employment, on successful completion of the training program.

Clyde Training Solutions provide a range of STCW courses for both the marine and offshore industries which fulfill the requirements of the STCW 2010 Amendments. The programs have emphasis on safety training and technical simulation courses which are geared towards various vessel types including offshore fleet, tankers, ferries and passenger vessels.

They also provide professional offshore training programs. The training centre in Clydebank has the latest simulated helicopter and fire fighting installations that allow candidates to perform training that complies with international standards

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Cadetship Programs




Deck Officer Cadetship

  • Deck Officer HNC/HND Route (3 years): The HNC/D route comprises of three years of study broken down into five phases, three of which are spent at college and two at sea. During your college phases you will work towards gaining an HNC/D in nautical science, and whilst on your sea phases you will complete 12 months of practical experience.
  • Professional Diploma / Foundation Degree (3 years): The course follows the same structure as the HNC/D route, but on successful completion you will receive a Marine Operations qualification (FdSc).

Engineering Officer Cadetship

  • Engineering Officer HNC/HND Route (3 years): The HNC/D route comprises of three years of study broken down into five phases, three of which are spent at college and two at sea. There are several marine engineering courses to choose from. During your college phases you will work towards gaining an HNC/D in marine engineering, and whilst on your sea phases you will complete eight months of practical experience.
  • Professional Diploma / Foundation Degree(3 years): This course follows the same structure as the HNC/D route and there are a variety of marine engineering courses to choose from.
  • Engineering Post Graduate (1.5 years): If you have previously completed a relevant engineering degree such as BEng Mechanical Engineering or are a time spent Engineer, you may be eligible for the Post Graduate course. This course is tailored to your own experience and qualifications but lasts approximately 18 months and usually entails 9 months of sea time plus relevant industry courses to transfer your knowledge to the maritime sector.

Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) Cadetship

  • HND/Foundation Degree (3 years): This route comprises of three years of study broken down into five phases, three of which are spent at college and two at sea. During your college phases you will work towards gaining an HND/Foundation Degree in Marine Electro-Technology, and whilst on your sea phases you will complete eight months of practical experience.

Pre-Cadetship

  • Marine Pre-Cadetship (1 year): This program is intended for those who wish to seek sponsorship through a training provider such as Clyde Marine Training, but don’t yet have the qualifications to do so. Throughout this one-year course candidates will study a range of subjects which will develop your skills through a mix of classroom and practical sessions. Graduates of this program will then be eligible to apply for places within the cadet sponsorship program, or to continue your education via the Foundation Degree cadetship.

Clyde Training Solutions Programs

STCW 2010 Approved Maritime Training

  • STCW Basic Safety Training (5 days) - Fire Fighting & Fire Prevention, PST, Elementary First Aid and PSSR
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST) (1 day)
  • STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (PSSR) (1/2 day)
  • Certificate of Proficiency In Fast Rescue Boats (3 days)
  • STCW Fire Fighting & Fire Prevention (2.5 days)
  • STCW Advanced Fire Fighting (4 days)
  • STCW Tanker Fire Fighting (1/2 day)
  • STCW Boatmasters Fire Fighting (1 day)
  • STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA) (1 day)
  • STCW Medical First Aid (4 days)
  • STCW Medical Care Onboard Ship (5 days)
  • STCW Proficiency For Seafarers With Designated Security Duties (1 day)
  • STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness (1/2 day)

​STCW 2010 Refresher / Revalidation Courses

  • STCW Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (PST) (1/2 day)
  • STCW Updated Proficiency in Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (1 day)
  • STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting Route 1 (1/2 day)
  • STCW Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting Route 2 (1 day)
  • STCW Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (PFRB) (1 day)
  • STCW Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats Route 1 (1/2 day)

Offshore Training

Entry Level

  • BOSIET with CA-EBS (Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System - Covering UK & North Sea)
  • BOSIET with CA-EBS - Digital Delivery (complete theory element online before attending centre for practical element)
  • BOSIET with EBS and CA-EBS Combined course (covering UK & International standards)
  • MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard)
  • Shoulder Width Measurement

Further and Enhanced Training

  • FOET training with CA-EBS (Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System - Covering UK & North Sea)
  • FOET with EBS and CA-EBS Combined course (covering UK & International standards)
  • HUET with CA-EBS Combined course (covering UK & International standards)
  • Escape Chute Training

Emergency Response / Fire-fighting training

  • Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (OERTM)
  • Further Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (FOERTM)
  • Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (OERTL)
  • Further Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (FOERTL)

Helideck Training

  • Offshore Helideck Package (HOIT & HERTM)
  • Helideck Operations Initial Training (HOIT)
  • Helideck Emergency Response Team member (HERTM)
  • Further Helideck Emergency Response Team member (FHERTM)
  • Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader (HERTL)
  • Further Helideck Emergency Response Team Leaders (FHERTL)
  • CAA Radio Operator Certificate of Competence (ROCC)

Offshore Training Packages

  • Total International Offshore Training Package (Combined BOSIET, Escape Chute Training, MIST & Shoulder Width Measurement)
  • Offshore Training Package (BOSIET with CA-EBS, MIST & Shoulder Width Measurement)
  • Offshore Refresher Package (Combined FOET & Escape Chute Training)
  • FOET (with CA-EBS) Inc Escape Chute Training
  • Offshore Helideck Package - Combined HOIT, HERTM & DGA

GWO Training

  • GWO Basic Fire Awareness Safety Training
  • GWO Basic Sea Survival Training
  • GWO Basic Manual Handling Training
  • GWO Basic First Aid Training
  • GWO Basic Safety Training Package (4 Elements)
  • GWO Fire Awareness Refresher Training
  • GWO Sea Survival Refresher Training
  • GWO Manual Handling Refresher Training
  • GWO First Aid Refresher Training
  • GWO Refresher Safety Training Package (4 Elements)