Practical, dynamic & cost effective maritime training

We are a highly accredited maritime training organisation specialising in
the commercial maritime career sector.

Find your training course Why choose Red Ensign?
MCA Approved
Seafish Authority Approved
SQA Approved
RYA Approved
UKCS Approved
Edexcel Approved

All of our courses are taught by fully qualified instructors, drawn from varied maritime backgrounds, including the Royal and Merchant Navy, Lifeboats, the Offshore Fishing Industry and Ferries.

With dedicated training facilities on a single waterfront site, Red Ensign offers UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Seafish Industry Authority approved courses together with Apprenticeship Maritime Studies qualifications from SQA. We also offer additional maritime courses and we are accredited by Edexcel for Functional Skills and the RYA for courses that complement these core qualifications.

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Search through the broad range of courses that we have available and select the right one for your requirements. If you are having difficulty or are unsure, please feel free to talk to one of us, we are always happy to help.


We've been lucky enough to have some really fantastic people join us over the years, from all over the globe. Below are just a few kind words some of our trainees have chosen to share with us. - Andrew Dale

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Becoming a Red Ensign Trainee

You get the most practical, dynamic and cost effective maritime training there is

Our focus is on ensuring that each one of our trainees leaves with a deep knowledge and understanding of their subject

Our professionally qualified and experienced instructors teach with insight, patience, humour and enthusiasm

People travel from all over the world to train at our dedicated maritime training facility on the Isle of Wight, England

Our courses offer the best experience for anyone wishing to be trained in maritime skills, and at fantastic prices

Our team are busy daily helping people with enquiries regarding their courses, travel and accommodation

We provide MCA, Seafish Industry Authority and RYA approved courses including internationally recognised STCW training.

GMDSS (GOC) still on offer at only £600

We are now fully booked on the course starting 3rd July but we still have availability on the one starting 16th October. If you are interested please call on 01983 294088 or email us!

The GOC is the highest level GMDSS course, leading to an industry recognised qualification and will provide the necessary knowledge and information to those wishing to further their knowledge and those progressing through their Merchant Navy Deck Officer training or for those wishing to progress from the RYA Yachtmaster to the commercial Master 200gt/OOW 500gt or above.