LJMU Maritime Centre

LJMU Maritime Centre - A part of the Liverpool John Moores University

The Maritime Centre helps to meet the training needs of the maritime industry, whether that is through our facilities or through our specialist training courses. 

Some of our key facilities include our ship-handling simulator, which is one of the most advanced in Europe. Thanks to the simulator, induced equipment faults and ship manoeuvring difficulties become real, demanding proper responses from students. Theory is put into practice and the chosen response can be compared and contrasted with the actions of others during the comprehensive and powerful debrief sessions.

In terms of research, the simulator has been used to confirm the suitability of new berthing facilities, which has proven economic value. It has also been used to research the impact of civil engineering projects on the marine environment as well as conducting investigations into maritime accidents and insurance claims.

Courses are a key part of the Maritime Centre and we offer a full range of STCW short courses. We also offer foundation degree courses, Chief Mate and Master courses as well as bespoke training. Staff are qualified Master Mariners or have appropriate professional maritime qualifications, as well as management and teaching qualifications. The Maritime Centre is an approved MCA training centre and operates to an accredited ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.

As well as being known for our excellent facilities and courses, our Centre also offers consultancy, conference and corporate events services. 

Get in touch with us to find out more about these services.

STCW Training Centers

LJMU Maritime Centre have their training center located in Birkenhead, Wirral, United Kingdom.

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STCW Basic Safety Training (New Entrants)
Enclosed Space Entry
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Proficiency in Elementary First Aid
STCW Refresher
Fire Prevention and Firefighting (Refresher)
Proficiency in Medical Care Refresher
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Fire Prevention and Firefighting (Refresher)
Training in Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/3)
Proficiency in Elementary First Aid
Proficiency in Medical Care Refresher
Proficiency in Medical First Aid
Proficiency in Medical Care
Safety Management
Shipboard Safety Officer
Crisis Management and Human Behaviour
Designated Person Ashore
Crowd Management
Proficiency in Security Awareness
Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
Ship Security Officer
Company Security Officer
Deck, Bridge, Dynamic Positioning, Navigation
Human Element and Leadership Management (Operational) Level
Human Element and Leadership Management (Management) Level
Master/Chief Mate Oral Preparation
Engine / Electrical
High Voltage (Management) Level
High Voltage (Operational) Level
Superyachts - Deck
Business and Law (Master, Yacht)
Celestial Navigation (Master, Yacht)
Navigation ARPA and Radar (Mater, Yacht)
Stability (Master, Yacht)
Workboat/Windfarm Vessel
Workboat Stability
Additional STCW courses
Ballast Water Management
Bridge Resource Management
Bridge Team Management
Engine Room Resource Management
Escort Towage
General Ship Handling
GMDSS - General Operator's Course
GMDSS - Restricted Operator's Course
NAEST (Operational) Level
NaEST Management Level
OOW (Yacht) Oral Preparation
OOW Yacht - General Ship Knowledge
Oral Preparation (Master, Yacht)
Passenger Safety and Hull Integrity for RoRo Ships
Pilot Training
Port Facility Security Officer
Seamanship and Meteorology (Master, Yacht)
Signals Examination
Training for Instructors
Training in Advanced Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations
Training in Advanced Liquified Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (STCW)
Training in Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations (STCW)
Training in Basic Liquified Gas Tanker Cargo Operations
Training in Basic Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo
UK - Legal and Administrative Process
Workboat Operations (Master)