Glasgow Maritime Academy LLP

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Who are we?

We are a group of very experienced Master Mariners, and we have formed Glasgow Maritime Academy in response to a growing industry need for a quality training establishment. We have lecturers who are ex MCA, Master Mariner with Phd, and Maritime lawyers. We have skilled software developers who work round the clock to design interactive quizzes for our clients and students. We are an independent training establishment who purely deal with maritime industry, and for us student and client satisfaction is a topmost priority.

What we do?

We deliver a range of courses. From MCA orals to written preps and short courses.... we do it all. We also provide consultancy to the shipping industry on legal matters. We also design tailor made software for clients. Browse through our course catalogue for further details. If you can’t find a particular course, you can contact us through our contact page. We guarantee that we will get back to you within 24 hours. We also provide generic as well as type specific ECDIS courses, Tanker courses, ISM auditor course, as well as also providing RYA and yachting courses.

Why choose us?

If you want a place with quality training, reasonable pricing, and with most contemporary teaching methods, then GMA is the place to come. If you look through the testimonials from our past students, you will see how successful we are. We have had 100% success rates with respect to orals and written preps. We also have a "class till you pass" policy; in other words we will train you till you pass your exams. Our teaching materials are updated every day; If for example a new regulation comes out, we update our handouts the very same day.

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Glasgow Maritime Academy LLP have their training centre located in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Padraig McGirr

    Padraig McGirr

    Average rating: a month ago

    I'm astonished this place isn't rated lower to be honest as it has quite a reputation for being a cowboy organisation. Don't even know where to start with this.

    I had exams booked with them which were cancelled fairly last minute. The circumstances for this are highly suspicious although most people were able to come to the same conclusion.

    On another occasion with a week long course booked, it was cancelled last minute leaving me (or rather my company) on the hook for hundreds and hundreds of pounds worth of flights and hotels. No regard for them shown by GMA as they do not care when they take your booking. Note, a booking means absolutely nothing to these cowboys until the course has a profitable number of people so I would get absolute confirmation on this before booking transport. Even better would be to avoid them in the first place.

    The courses I done were an absolute joke. The medical course was essentially a recap of more basic courses we had done prior and then a very quick brush over the new content on the last day when the lecturer realised he had spent all week bragging about his range rovers and business.

    This was topped off with multiple Irish jokes from someone who served in an army stationed in ireland oppressing the irish people. Not well received by the two Irish people on the course. Also not well received was the course instructor implying subtly that the 7 aid workers killed in an attack by the IDF in Gaza were not aid workers. Extremely offensive 2 days after they had died.

    The courses I did there felt like a waste of time and left me very much questioning how they had MCA approval. I saw the 'simulators' they have for Naest and am in the end happy I got that course rebooked elsewhere as the are just 3 computer monitors with a keyboard and are absolutely nowhere near the standard of any approved college.

    Stay well away from these absolute cowboys. The only good thing I can say is the Helm M lecturer who I had at college is a very nice guy.

  • bob ellis

    bob ellis

    Average rating: 4 months ago

    I did the online chief mates orals prep course. I decided to go with this company due to recommendations from colleagues. Whilst they do offer a lot of content and elements of it are good. I I found their overall approach to the prep course and delivery of it to be very unprofessional. They were often late without notice or sometimes one hour early with only a few minutes notice. The quality of their resources was often poor and cumbersome. When seeking clarification on certain points their explanations at times were misleading and left me just as confused.

    For the price I paid (£1050). I do not think it was value for money. There are better prep courses available. I would not recommend GMA.

  • Arpan Roy

    Arpan Roy

    Average rating: a year ago

    Best institute for maritime studies and MCA oral preps. Very knowledgeable, experienced, professional and helpful lecturers.
    Capt. Vinil Gupta has outstanding ways of explaining things that makes you remember the things easily, and he is the best teacher I have ever seen.

  • Sreeram Devarajan

    Sreeram Devarajan

    Average rating: a year ago

    Well organised classes for MCA ORAL Preparation.

  • Maya Hanmer

    Maya Hanmer

    Average rating: a year ago

    Great wee space for seafarers courses.

  • Amritanshu Lal

    Amritanshu Lal

    Average rating: 6 March 2021

    Very good institute for merchent navy .

  • Gary W

    Gary W

    Average rating: 30 October 2020

    Professional facilities and excellent knowledge from lecturer. Thanks Piyush

  • Rohit Pathak

    Rohit Pathak

    Average rating: 17 July 2020

    Best institutes for Maritime studies, best teacher Capt. Vinil Gupta, very helpful as well.

  • Rudi Turner

    Rudi Turner

    Average rating: 1 June 2020

    Great experience.Venil has a great insight in different ways examiners ask you question,he also explains things in the simplest form.I would definitely recommend for OOW,will be back for masters

  • Rory Hunter

    Rory Hunter

    Average rating: 11 August 2019

    Cannot recommend GMA enough. The lecturers are highly knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I have just completed Chief Mates orals prep course, and it is fantastic. It covers all areas of study very well with support material and software that is not offered elsewhere. Well worth it.

  • George Smith

    George Smith

    Average rating: 31 May 2019

    The courses aren't good, the classes can be overcrowded, some of the lecturers can't speak clear English. For the oral prep there is no conceptual learning, only associative, so you just memozise information to regurgitate parrot fashion only to forget after passing the oral exam. You learn the exam and pass, but you aren't properly educated, just an exercise how good you are a remembering things. Some but not all of the Indian students are disruptive in classes as they repeat what the lecturers say all the time. Lecturers are often late and take too many smoking breaks. The courses are expensive but a waste of time, the Croatia guy was friendly but just spent the time boasting and giving the class irrelevant IQ tests. They run courses more regularly than other places which warrants one star.

  • Scott Maclean

    Scott Maclean

    Average rating: 11 May 2018

    Good Oral Prep course with excellent teaching techniques making it for easier learning

  • Beenz 75

    Beenz 75

    Average rating: 5 August 2017

  • Jeff Burns

    Jeff Burns

    Average rating: 13 April 2017

    Great tanker simulators and experienced staff

  • Richard Coneys

    Richard Coneys

    Average rating: 8 October 2016

    Great courses available by very experienced lecturers

  • Tejas Kulkarni

    Tejas Kulkarni

    Average rating: 29 July 2015

    Best place for training course in Glasgow

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