The Professional's First Choice in Modern Maritime Studies

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

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Advice for seafarers in relation to COVID-19

A “COVID-19: Contingency Plan and Guidelines for Seafarers” has been created by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency following the pandemic effect all over the world. This outlines the process that needs to be followed and how an extension can be given to those in need of it.

The information and advice provided below reflects current MCA and UK Government advice.

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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.