Find your future in the maritime industries and unlock a variety of career paths

Looking for a career at sea? Did you know...

  • 2000 people are employed in the maritime industry in the West of Scotland
  • Marine tourism is growing and overnight maritime visits contribute £30M to the West Coast economy each year
  • There is an increasing focus on sustainability in the maritime field: the UK intends to publish an International Ocean Strategy which sets out its intention to promote the development of a sustainable blue economy at the global level by 2030
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Maritime Skills NQ

Explore maritime skills for a career at sea. Different parts of the maritime industries have their own requirements: working on a ferry is different from using a small boat in a fish farm, or helping to run a marina - but they all have certain things in common, like working safely on board, safe and reliable ways of casting-off and mooring again, and understanding the basic rules about how boats and ships behave. 

  • Where? Dunoon (Sep 2024) or Oban (Jan 2025)
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page