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Obtain your offshore, navigation and merchant navy safety certification from a world-class, industry accredited provider offering bespoke training packages to suit your needs.

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Our sponsored training programmes teach students academic, vocational and safety skills that will make them the ideal employees for your business. Find out more about sponsoring companies on the careers at sea website:


After a 3-year training course, students are extremely well qualified to work at sea, and will be the ideal employee for your business.

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Certificates of Competency

Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to progress your career, and gain the international certification that allows you to work at sea.

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Refresher Training

Do you need to refresh your qualifications? Update your knowledge and your certification at South Shields Marine School. We offer merchant navy refresher courses and commercial marine refresher courses.

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Online learning

We are always adapting so we can best serve our students and the companies that hire them. Learn in the way that suits you with innovative online and flexible learning courses.

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“They’re very well-run courses with first-rate facilities and I’d have no hesitation in recommending them”

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