SQA, Skills Funding Agency

Maritime Studies Apprenticeships

Maritime Studies Apprenticeships

Rating Apprenticeships

Diploma in Maritime Studies – Rivers, Inland Waterways and Limited Distances to Sea with additional sea time this can lead to a Boatmaster qualification– ideal for coastal shipping companies

Certificate in Maritime Studies Able Seafarer (Deck) leading to an Efficient Deck Hand qualification – ideal for ‘deep sea’ or cross-channel shipping companies.  This can also be the first step to further study and an Officer of the Watch qualification

Red Ensign Fishing Cadetship – resulting in a qualification recognised by the fishing industry

It is increasingly important in the current economic climate for shipping companies to ensure the best value for their training budgets.  We are therefore delighted that the SQA Maritime Studies Qualification qualifies for apprenticeship funding from the Government (depending on the apprentice’s age).

The Apprenticeship program is designed to blend practical and theory work at our training centre with time spent at sea to ensure that your rating benefits from ‘on the job’ training and learns your company’s methods and procedures.

We believe that this is an exciting way for British shipping to encourage the next generation of seafarers and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you further.

Please call us on 01983 294088 for more details, we very much look forward to hearing from you!

Why Choose Red Ensign?
· A dedicated training facility with every part of the training onsite
· A friendly, nurturing atmosphere with individual attention in small classes
· Flexible timetabling to allow for sea-time between modules
· Professional instructors with a variety of sea-going backgrounds and a genuine interest in sharing their knowledge

Accommodation is provided onboard the M/V Sea Trident, moored alongside Red Ensign Training in West Cowes. Offered on a full board or B&B basis, cabins with either a shared communal washroom or a shared en-suite (subject to availability). Please check availability by calling us on 01983 294088 or email.