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Scottish Maritime Academy

Our Courses

Fishing Courses

Merchant Navy Courses

Short Courses

A-Z Courses

Upcoming Availability


6th December 2021

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Seafish Health & Safety

2nd December 2021

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STCW Elementary First Aid & Seafish First Aid

29th November 2021

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RYA Short Range Certificate (Radio)

8th November 2021

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GMDSS General Operators Certificate (Radio)

25th October 2021

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We offer training across the Merchant Navy and Fishing sectors – for new entrants and for experienced seafarers who wish to refresh knowledge and/or progress to the next level. We are an approved training provider for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency; Merchant Navy Training Board; Association of Marine Electronic and Radio Colleges; Royal Yacht Association and Seafish.

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courses to choose from


years experience in maritime training


metres proximity to port


delegates per class (average)

Small classes, unique location

Class sizes are small enabling lecturers to offer as much, or as little support as you require.

Overlooking the marina and port of Peterhead, we are able to replicate real time vessel activity within classroom training scenarios.

Equipment and facilities

We are a purpose-built training centre and delegates will have access (course content dependent) to the following: ECDIS suite with 1-on-1 workstations; Transas simulator with 3 training bridges; radio simulation room; net hall; chart rooms and library.

There is a coffee shop housed within the training centre which serves a range of hot and cold snacks / lunches.

Tailor-made courses

We design bespoke courses for shipping companies to meet specific training requirements such as ship handling; bridge resource management and linesman training.

If you are an employer and would like to discuss how the Academy can help you then please contact Linda Hope.

Funding Support

For seafarers not sponsored or employed by a shipping company some courses may attract sponsorship or funding. This is dependent upon a number of different factors including course choice, personal circumstances and fund availability.


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Contact us

Scottish Maritime Academy

South Road



AB42 2UP

T: +44 (0)1779 476204

E: sma@nescol.ac.uk

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