Warsash Maritime Academy

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Warsash 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.

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

  • We provide unrivalled facilities and an expert lecture team.
  • Our student pass rates are consistently high and surpass industry norms.
  • We are officially rated 'outstanding' as an education provider.
  • We offer the most comprehensive range of training programmes available.
  • We are developing the future leaders of the global maritime industry.
  • We have accommodation both on and off site.

STCW Training Centers

Warsash Maritime Academy have their training center located in Warsash, Southampton, United Kingdom.

Customer Reviews

Warsash Maritime Academy reviews as published on Google:

  • Chris Clark

    Chris Clark

    Average rating: a month ago

    Great facilities and excellent instructors.

  • paul cray

    paul cray

    Average rating: 2 months ago

    Very difficult to offer an opinion when on the two occasions I visited it was closed... I won't bother going again.

  • CarryoutGull5


    Average rating: in the last week

    Very empty

  • Dele Alegbe

    Dele Alegbe

    Average rating: 3 months ago

    Lovely environment, friendly staff and professional. I bet it could be more exiting without the COVID restriction.

  • William Wilkins

    William Wilkins

    Average rating: 5 months ago

    Went for a short course. All reasonably smooth even allowing for covid19 precautions.

  • Azeer Aaquilah

    Azeer Aaquilah

    Average rating: April 6, 2021


  • Dave


    Average rating: November 19, 2020

    Professional and thorough tuition on the Proficiency in survival craft course. Strong COVID precautions making for a safe and valuable course for mariners .

  • Derek Tweedie

    Derek Tweedie

    Average rating: November 18, 2020

    Great staff and excellent covid protection for. Everyone. Highly professional.

  • ftwproductions01


    Average rating: October 9, 2020

    Very helpful people

  • GD Buller

    GD Buller

    Average rating: November 5, 2019

    They are under lots of reconstruction, but facilities are all operational.enjoying my Medicare course good teacher too miss Cat

  • Gareth Jones

    Gareth Jones

    Average rating: October 24, 2019

    An excellent place to learn maritime safety.

  • Petros Karalis

    Petros Karalis

    Average rating: April 13, 2019

    I attended the basic offshore safety training course. Amazing experience! The tutors have tons of experience and they teach so many useful things. I would totally recommend the course. The only negative is the staff at the reception.. did not look very eager to help much

  • Prison Amsingh

    Prison Amsingh

    Average rating: March 22, 2019

    If you are coming through kunal anshuman then please don't come because he's a thug Not recommended to overseas student. Only best thing is you get work visa. Study wise it's not good. Don't have any bridge equipments. If you think of coming here then you better study everything because in college you won't learn anything. Facilities are ok and faculty is ok. Strictly not recommended to Indian students.

  • Becks


    Average rating: December 26, 2018

    Wonderful place let down by solent. Sadly you won't study at this fantastic site on the waters edge now, and Solent are interested only in the money and seem to have no understanding or concern about what goes into a maritime cadetship. Great shame.

  • Jon Moran

    Jon Moran

    Average rating: May 11, 2017

    Great School and facilities but unfortunately (as it was here 10 years ago) the cadets (and some of the company sponsored people) have little respect for short course students that are spending close to 2000 UKP to be here for a week of training. More importantly on Thursday nights - the nights before exams.

  • Geek Travel

    Geek Travel

    Average rating: March 3, 2017

    I did my lifeboat course, great place to study and the tutors were fantastic really helpful. Good surrounding area for food and a few drinks as well

  • Akshay Mannarwar

    Akshay Mannarwar

    Average rating: November 17, 2016

    I have studied here. This is the best Maritime academy in UK. The best professors are teaching here.
    Recently they have also started Super Yacht academy.

  • Mokhtar Rohani

    Mokhtar Rohani

    Average rating: October 28, 2016

    Attended Warsash Maritime College in 1979 for my Masters COC. I'm proud to have attended at this college. Been back revisited the college few time with lots of fond memories.

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STCW Courses

STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
STCW Basic Safety Training Week
Personal Survival Techniques
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Proficiency in Elementary First Aid
GMDSS General Operator's Certificate (GOC)
STCW Refresher
Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (STCW PSCRB)
Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats)
Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
Advanced Fire Fighting
Proficiency in Elementary First Aid
Proficiency in Medical First Aid
Proficiency in Medical Care
GMDSS General Operator's Certificate (GOC)
Life / Rescue Boat
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (STCW PSCRB)
Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats)
Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
Safety Management
Shipboard Safety Officer
Designated Person Ashore
Maritime Internal Auditor
Maritime Auditor / Lead Auditor
Crowd Management on Passenger Ships
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
Proficiency as Ship's Security Officer
Company Security Officer (Top Up Route)
Deck, Bridge, Dynamic Positioning, Navigation
Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)
Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)
Deck Cadet - Foundation Degree Programme
Deck Cadet - Higher National Diploma Programme
Officer Of The Watch (HNC/Exam Route) for Experienced Seafarers
Chief Mate (Unlimited) - Post Foundation Degree Route
Chief Mate (Unlimited) Post HND - Examination Route
Masters Orals
Engine / Electrical
Engineer Cadet - Foundation Degree Programme
Engineer Cadet - Higher National Diploma Programme
Engineer Officer of the Watch (IAMI/Exam Route) - For Experienced Seafarers
Engineer Officer of the Watch (Specialised Route)
Engineer Officer of the Watch - MNTB Workshop Skills Training
Chief Engineer - Engineering Knowledge (General & Motor)
Second Engineer - Engineering Knowledge (General & Motor)
Additional STCW courses
GMDSS General Operator's Certificate (GOC)