Maritime

content

Do you want to be part of a major growth area in Scotland's economy - why not consider a career in the maritime sector? Our short courses could be your first step or help you develop your career.

For more information on any of our Maritime Course please contact:

Iain Angus Macaulay: Tel- 01851770287, iainangusmacaulay@uhi.ac.uk

Alistair Macleod: Tel-01851770284, a.macleod33@uhi.ac.uk

Personal Survival Techniques content

Personal Survival Techniques

This course is a pre-requisite for entry to the Merchant Navy. A certificate is issued by the college on the successful completion of the course on behalf of the Maritime Coastal Agency. The course is designed to give all personnel going to sea the essential basic knowledge of survival equipment, survival principles, and techniques that can be applied to maximise their chances of survival in the event of a marine casualty.

Elementary First Aid content

Elementary First Aid

This course is an introduction to First Aid techniques. The course is delivered by an approved certificated instructor and complies with the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and Sea Fish Industry Authority (SEAFISH) requirements for the issue of their certificates.

  • Start Date: 
    • 2022: 11th Nov.
    • 2023: 06th Jan, 03rd Mar, 05th May, 09th Jun
  • Full time or Part-time: One day course - a three-day course is available on request
  • Study Method: Face to face at our Stornoway Campus 
  • Cost: £110
  • Apply nowCertificate First Aid - Elementary (STCW) (uhi.ac.uk)
  • For additional details please contact:
  • Iain Angus Macaulay: Tel- 01851770287, iainangusmacaulay@uhi.ac.uk
    Alistair Macleod: Tel-01851770284, a.macleod33@uhi.ac.ukArrangements can be made for additional courses, for group bookings of 6, or more, as and when demand dictates.
Personal Safety & Responsibilities content

Personal Safety & Responsibilities

This course is a pre requisite for entry to the Merchant Navy. A certificate is issued by the college on the successful completion of the course on behalf of the Maritime Coastal Agency. Certificate issued on behalf of Maritime Coastal Agency

  • Start Date: 
    • 2023: 24th Mar
  • Full time or Part-time: 1 day
  • Study Method: face to face at our Stornoway Campus 
  • Cost: £100
  • Visit the Course Page
  • Arrangements can be made for additional courses, for group bookings of 6, or more, as and when demand dictates.For additional details please contact:
    Iain Angus Macaulay: Tel- 01851770287, iainangusmacaulay@uhi.ac.uk
    Alistair Macleod: Tel-01851770284, a.macleod33@uhi.ac.uk
VHF Radio content

VHF Radio

This is an RYA VHF course online for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.

Coastal Skipper content

Coastal Skipper

An advanced course in navigation and meteorology for candidates for the Coastal Skipper Certificate. The syllabus makes some provision for revision of subjects in the elementary course but those who have not acquired the knowledge set out in the elementary course are unlikely to be able to assimilate all the subjects covered in the advanced course in the time available.

  • Start Date: next course tbc
  • Full time or Part time: Part time
  • Study Method: Face to face at our Stornoway campus 
  • Cost: £375
  • Visit the Course Page
  • Arrangements can be made for additional courses, for group bookings of 6, or more, as and when demand dictates.For additional details please contact:
    Iain Angus Macaulay: Tel- 01851770287, iainangusmacaulay@uhi.ac.uk
    Alistair Macleod: Tel-01851770284, a.macleod33@uhi.ac.uk
Day Skipper content

Day Skipper

This is an elementary course in seamanship, navigation and meteorology. It is intended as an integral part of the overall training for the Day Skipper/Watch Leader and as an introductory course to the more advanced Coastal Skipper course.

  • Start Date: Fridays 05th May to 09th June 2023.
  • Full time or Part time: Part time
  • Study Method: Face to face at our Stornoway Campus
  • Cost: £375
  • Visit the Course Page
  • Arrangements can be made for additional courses, for group bookings of 6, or more, as and when demand dictates.
  • For additional details please contact:
    Iain Angus Macaulay: Tel- 01851770287, iainangusmacaulay@uhi.ac.uk
    Alistair Macleod: Tel-01851770284, a.macleod33@uhi.ac.uk
Basic Fire Fighting at Sea content

Basic Fire Fighting at Sea

This is a pre requisite course for persons seeking employment in the Fishing and Aquaculture Industries or shore based occupations. A SEAFISH Certificate is issued on the successful completion of this course for persons seeking employment in the Fishing and Aquaculture Industries.

  • Start Date: next course tbc
  • Full time or Part time: Part time
  • Study Method: in college
  • Visit the Course PageArrangements can be made for additional courses, for group bookings of 6, or more, as and when demand dictates.
  • For additional details please contact:
    Iain Angus Macaulay: Tel- 01851770287, iainangusmacaulay@uhi.ac.uk
    Alistair Macleod: Tel-01851770284, a.macleod33@uhi.ac.uk
Efficient Deck Hand content

Efficient Deck Hand

The UK shipping industry relies on recruiting motivated young people to operate a range of ships that trade on a world wide basis. The purpose of this new marine training programme is to prepare young people for a career at sea, at rating level, by providing them with the necessary basic skills and qualifications required by ship operators in the UK.

  • Start Date: next course tbc
  • Full time or Part time: Part time
  • Study Method: Face to face at our Stornoway Campus
  • Visit the Course Page
  • Arrangements can be made for additional courses, for group bookings of 6, or more, as and when demand dictates.
  • For additional details please contact:
    Iain Angus Macaulay: Tel- 01851770287, iainangusmacaulay@uhi.ac.uk
    Alistair Macleod: Tel-01851770284, a.macleod33@uhi.ac.uk