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Who we are

Launching survival craft from the pier headWarsash Maritime Academy has provided first class education, training, consultancy and research services to the international shipping, commercial yacht, and offshore oil and gas industries for over 70 years.

As part of Southampton Solent University’s School of Maritime Science and Engineering, we benefit from a strong organisational and quality assurance infrastructure to maintain exceptional standards of teaching and service delivery.

We are the world’s premier maritime education and training provider and part of a prestigious innovation hub, which includes other schools and services within Solent University, and our reputable training and business services partners.

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What we do

We provide high quality education and training for the maritime industries to meet the growing international demand for crew, officers and captains who are trained to the highest professional standards. Navigation, marine engineer and marine electro-technical officers benefit from our internationally recognised certification programmes, from initial entry as an officer cadet up to Master (Captain) and Chief Engineer level.

We also provide a range of short safety training courses (mandatory and non-mandatory) to all maritime personnel for development of skills such as fire fighting and sea survival, as well as continuous professional development modules for more experienced officers.

We pioneered the use of bridge, engine room and liquid cargo operations simulators for higher level training, and our specialist ship handling training facility is the only one in the United Kingdom and one of only a few major centres in the world.

As we are part of Southampton Solent University, we are also able to provide a number of opportunities for professional and personal development and further study up to Master’s degree level

Why choose us

  • A strong academic infrastructure and excellent quality assurance.
  • A dedicated one-stop maritime training centre with a comprehensive choice of courses.
  • We employ over 120 highly qualified and experienced maritime lecturers and technical instructors.
  • Our student pass rates are consistently high and surpass industry norms.
  • We are officially rated 'outstanding' as an education provider (Ofsted, 2012).
  • We have an 85% pass-rate across all deck and engineering written exams (2014/15).
  • We have a 95% pass-rate in MCA oral exams (2014/15).
  • We help to develop the future leaders of the global maritime industry.