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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

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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).