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MCA and RYA Approved Maritime Online Programs & MCA and STCW Practical Training with City of Glasgow College

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Headquartered in Northleach Cheltenham in Gloucestershire UK, Ocean Training Online provides online maritime training. All the MCA modular training courses are fully recognized by the MCA and will help you gain full or part-time employment working at sea on Superyachts, workboats or larger ships. The MCA Courses are typically completed within 12 months of enrolment and lead to a full certificate. Ocean Training also offer the MCA approved Manila 2010 courses by Blended Learning. They also provide MCA and STCW practical classes in collaboration with City of Glasgow College.

The Ocean Training RYA Online courses offered on the website are for anyone seeking to further their sailing skills either for leisure purposes or to advance their career. The choice of online RYA courses can be completed at your own pace and combined with one of many practical courses which cover the hands-on aspects of sailing. When you choose to undertake one of our RYA theory courses online, you also have the option of signing up for a practical RYA course.


Ocean Training Online also offers USA courses which includes USCG syllabus. The U.S. courses are highly regarded Ocean Training is the recognized trainers for the Lifeboat Services in many countries including the RNLI, The Royal Marines, MCA and Worldwide Port Operations Authorities.

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Training Programs




MCA & STCW Online Courses

  • Orals Preparation Officer of the Watch (Yachts up to 3,000 gt) Distance Learning Course
  • MCA Officer of the Watch (Yachts under 3,000 gt) - General Ship Knowledge GSK Blended Learning Course
  • MCA Master 200 / Officer of the Watch 500 - Distance Learning Exam Preparation Course
  • RYA / MCA Online Coastal Skipper /Yachtmaster Distance Learning Course
  • MCA Celestial Navigation - Online Distance Learning Course

MCA & STCW City of Glasgow College Courses

RYA Online Courses

  • RYA Online Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course
  • RYA Online Day Skipper Theory Course - Complete Version
  • RYA/MCA Online Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Theory Course
  • RYA / MCA Fastrack Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Combined Online Theory
  • RYA/MCA Online Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course
  • Radar Tutor & Simulator Course Online
  • RYA Online VHF/SRC Radio Course
  • Ocean Training Inland Waterways Course

USA Courses

  • US RYA Basic Navigation and Safety - USA Distance Learning Course
  • USCG Captains License
  • US RYA Dayskipper - USA Distance Learning Course
  • RYA Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster Offshore - USA Distance Learning Course
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean - USA Distance Learning Course
  • Radar Training Tutor and Simulator - USA Distance Learning Course
  • US Shore-Based Course Tutor
  • US Navigation and Safety - How Much Do You Know?
  • US Instructor Resource CD
  • US Student Resource CD

LAST UPDATED ON Nov 16, 2022