South Shields Marine School

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We are proud to be a world-renowned centre of excellence for marine education and training. Established in 1861, we offer programmes across the whole spectrum of marine education and nautical sciences, including navigation, operations, marine and electrical engineering, communications and catering.

We cater for all levels of education and training from deck, engine and ET rating, maritime apprenticeships, all officer trainee programmes through to senior officer certificate and up to an honour degree level. We also provide an extensive range of short courses for the marine offshore markets.

Our highly experienced and knowledgable team have a wealth of industry experience, so they understand the needs of employers from a broad spectrum of maritime industries from marine to offshore sectors. We can tailor our training to the specific needs of employers and we pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly to the legislative requirements and to meet the needs of the industries, companies and individuals we serve.

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South Shields Marine School have their training centre located in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

South Shields Marine School reviews as published on Google:

  • nicholas teoh

    nicholas teoh

    Average rating: 2 weeks ago

    I did my 2nd Mates here in S.S in 1974/75. Later I did my Chief Mates in1977.Thereafter my Masters in 1981/82. The lecturers/tutors were a dedicated kind. The journey was not an easy one but the lecturers were always there to guide you. South Shields Marine School will always have a special place in my heart. I am always proud to say that I did my studies in South Shield Marine School. cheers.

  • Prem kumar Shakti

    Prem kumar Shakti

    Average rating: 3 weeks ago

    Lovely place awesome environment you will never miss HOME lovely environment for studies lovely environment for studies I said

  • Harsh Kaushal

    Harsh Kaushal

    Average rating: a month ago

    Top quality college for mates preparations. Probably one of the top Marine college in the world. Experienced and highly skilled faculty have helped me improve in problem solving skills.

  • bob ellis

    bob ellis

    Average rating: 3 months ago

    I studied for my Chief Mates unlimited at South Shields Marine School. The SQA prep is excellent. They run a thorough and well planned course. There are lots of good resources available. Above all else the lecturers are engaging and always have time to answer your questions. However, the two week orals prep that they run after the SQA exams is not to the same standard. There were a myriad of lecturers which varied a lot in quality and the course generally lacked structure.

  • Vikal Vikash

    Vikal Vikash

    Average rating: a week ago

    Is the best marine school in United Kingdom



    Average rating: 6 February 2024

    Lovely place for learning

  • Arome-Maxwell Adams

    Arome-Maxwell Adams

    Average rating: 23 November 2023

    Beautiful place to begin a journey around the world. Courteous staff and above board programs!

  • Rahil Kazi

    Rahil Kazi

    Average rating: 15 October 2023

    Enrolled here for 2nd Mates...One of the best faculties... Excellent student support...Superb college...Good locality...

  • sandeep gulia

    sandeep gulia

    Average rating: 1 August 2023

    One of the best marine college in the world

  • James Alexander

    James Alexander

    Average rating: 7 June 2023

    The only quality of the education is good however the food on campus ‘Sodexo’ is absolutely horrible. School needs to change catering facility asap to make the student experience a lot better.

  • Paul English

    Paul English

    Average rating: 10 February 2023

    Staff working hard to overcome shortages and plenty of students still achieving good results.

  • Aashish Walavalkar

    Aashish Walavalkar

    Average rating: 30 January 2023

    Best for marine education.
    BEST for OOW & EOOW exams for UK coc

  • SaintGabriel


    Average rating: 16 July 2021

    Best place to learn

  • shankar bhandari

    shankar bhandari

    Average rating: 14 July 2021

    Excellent faculty Studies are conducted professionally students can gain more knowledge

  • Donald Oliver

    Donald Oliver

    Average rating: 21 April 2021

    The best

  • gaurav gadhri

    gaurav gadhri

    Average rating: 18 April 2021

    Awesome place for getting knowledge in marine education... stability is their specialty... Capt.Rod



    Average rating: 2 July 2020

    Attending a short course with 7 others because of Covid-19 measures. There is a 2m demarcation everywhere and hallways are One-way. We use different stairs and entrances. Wipes and Hand sanitizer stations in every room and entrance

  • gyanendra mishra

    gyanendra mishra

    Average rating: 15 June 2020

    South Shields marine school is very excilent school because all teachers are knowledgeable . They always support students.

  • Britney Nwoko

    Britney Nwoko

    Average rating: 12 February 2020

  • ibrahim wambai

    ibrahim wambai

    Average rating: 12 February 2020

    Where the best Mariners bred

  • James Mcsorley

    James Mcsorley

    Average rating: 1 November 2019

  • Stuart Johnston

    Stuart Johnston

    Average rating: 8 July 2019



    Average rating: 13 June 2019

  • Richard Koster

    Richard Koster

    Average rating: 21 February 2019

    A fantastic run course with excellent instruction from the tutors.
    The workshops and equipment and simulators were Fantastic.

  • Atul Sarawag

    Atul Sarawag

    Average rating: 31 January 2019

  • Sarmin sultana

    Sarmin sultana

    Average rating: 29 October 2018

  • Vishwa Str

    Vishwa Str

    Average rating: 3 February 2018

    Hiii sir... I'm india tamilnadu.... I'm studying my 12th std... What are eligibilities to join in your college sir

  • Ramy Rasmy

    Ramy Rasmy

    Average rating: 6 January 2018

    good marine school

  • Biju Kumar

    Biju Kumar

    Average rating: 4 January 2018

  • Adesh Thakur

    Adesh Thakur

    Average rating: 16 February 2017

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