Study Land and Maritime

Whether you're looking to join Scotland's growing marine industry or seeking to conserve our beautiful countryside, our courses combine all the practical skills certifications you'll need along with a wealth of work-based experience.



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Why study with us

There are lots of different routes into a career in maritime and we offer a range of courses delivered by expert staff who can help you establish your career. You’ll learn from staff who are up-to-date with all the latest maritime technology and will guide you every step of the way.

Our courses cover everything you’ll need to embark on a maritime career, including:

  • Navigation
  • Sea survival
  • VHF Radio
  • First Aid
  • Firefighting
  • Meteorology
  • Buoyage
  • Collision Regulations 
  • Tides 
  • Chartwork

View our maritime short courses

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Mairitime student Murdo Maphail standing at Mallaig harbour

Student Story

"I want to get into the merchant navy. The two maritime courses in mallaig have shown me what’s involved with work at sea and will help with my application to deck officer cadetship. We do classroom work like ship stability, chart work and tidal calculations as well as working for RYA tickets, such as Power Boat and Day Skipper, which are always useful for maritime employment if you don’t want to go on to study further."

Murdo Macphail - NC Shipping and Maritime Operations