Search the site

Professional bodies, approvals and accreditations

Our active participation in the work of professional and industry bodies ensures that our staff members are involved in the decision-making processes that shape maritime education and training policy. These bodies include:

  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  • Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB)
  • Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)
  • Nautical Institute
  • International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI)
  • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
  • NCFE

MCA-LogoIMarEST Logo 250           IMO logo 200

We maintain required professional approvals, accreditations and standards, including:

  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)
  • ISO 9001:2008 standard for the design and delivery of vocational courses, as approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA)
  • Ofsted
  • The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
  • The Scottish Quality Authority (SQA)
  • Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • The Association of Marine Electronic and Radio Colleges (AMERC)



We are an associate member of the Society of international Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Ltd (SIGTTO). 

Accessibility tools

Change font size

Change colours