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List of MCA Approved Colleges and Training providers

Maritime and Coastguard Agency, is the sole body in the United Kingdom that governs various maritime colleges under it. Those who want to pursue courses in these colleges will lead them into getting certificate of competency, also called as UK CoC. In this piece of article you will get to know the names of the colleges that are approved by this organization and also their contact details. Since all the colleges are available at a single place here, those who are searching for information related to it, will find this very useful. Some of the colleges who are listed here only offer courses that deal in yacht training.

MCA Approved Colleges 

1)     South Tyneside College

Address: Faculty of Nautical Science
St George’s Avenue
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE34 6ET
Contact Details: Telephone Number: +44 (0)191
Web Address:
MCA Approved Colleges

2)     Maritime Professional Training

Address: 1915 South Andrews Ave
Ft. Lauderdale
FL 33316
Contact Details: Telephone Number: +1 954 525

3)     UKSA

Address: Arctic Road
West Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7PQ
Telephone Number: +44 (0)1983 203038
Web Address:

4)     Warsash Maritime Academy

Address: Newtown Road
SO31 9ZL
Telephone Number:  +44 (0)1489

5)     Maritime Operations & Logistics Centre

Address: NW Kent College,
Gravesend Campus
Lower Higham Road
Kent DA12 2JJ
Telephone Number: +44 (0)1322 629600

6)     Orkney College

Address of this college: Department of
Maritime Studies
Victoria Street, Stromness
Orkney KW16
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 1856 569000
Web Address

7)     University of Plymouth

A109 Portland Square, Drake Circus
Plymouth, PL4 8AA
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 1752 233093

8)     Professional Yachtmaster Training

This College
is situated at Durban in South Africa. But this is affiliated to MCA.
Address: 10 Fenton Road
Telephone Number: +27 (0) 31 307-4992

9)     NAFC Marine Centre

Address: Port Arthur,
Shetland ZE1 OUN
Telephone Number: +44 (0)1595 772000

10) Ocean Training Plymouth

Address: Woodland House
Forresters Business Park
Estover Close, Estover
Plymouth PL6 7PL
Telephone Number:  +44 (0) 1752 696656

11) Liverpool John Moore’s University

Address: School of Management &
Byron Street
Liverpool L3 3AF
Telephone Number:  +44 (0) 151 2312121

12) Lairdside Maritime Centre

Address: 3 Vanguard Way
Campbeltown Road
Wirral CH41 9HX
Telephone Number: +44 (0)151 647 0494
Web Address of this College:

13) Lowestoft College Maritime Studies

Address: St Peters Street
Suffolk NR32 2NB
Telephone Number: +44 (0)1502 525025

14) John Percival Marine Associates/ Hoylake Sailing School Ltd

Address: Marine House
86a Market Street, Hoylake, Wirral
CH47 3 BD
United Kingdom
Phone Number: +44(0)1516324664
Web Address:

15) International Yachtmaster Training

This academy is situated in United States Of
Address: 910, South East 17th Street
Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale
Florida 33316, USA
Telephone Number: +1 954 7797764

16) Blue Water Crew Training Centre

Located in
France and offers courses in Yacht training.
Address: 7 Boulevard d’Aguillon
06600 Antibes
France        Telephone
Number: +33 (0)493344773

17) Blue Water

Address: Edificio Plaza Ctra
43 L.12 Palma Andratx
Portais Nous, Calvia
Telephone Number: +34 971 677 154

18) City of Glasgow College

Address: 21 Thistle Street, Glasgow, G5 9XB
Telephone Number: +44(0) 141 5652500

19) Blackpool  & Fylde College

Address: Fleetwood Nautical Campus
Broadwater, Fleetwood
Lancs FY7 8JZ
Telephone Number: +44 (0)1253 352352

20) Banff & Buchan College of Further Education

Henderson Road, Fraserburgh
Scotland AB43 9GA
Telephone Number: +44 (0)1346 – 586100
Web Address:
So these are 20 colleges that are approved by the MCA.
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6 Replies to “List of MCA Approved Colleges and Training providers

  1. Good day sir.
    Please while going through the MCA approved maritime colleges i found out that scottish maritime academy is not listed.
    Please i would like to know of the centre is not MCA approved to enable me make a good choice

  2. I have MCA eligibility to take 2nd Engineer Unlimited Course. Last January 2016 I was required to join Warsash Maritime . But I faced financial problems.
    Therefore, is it possible to join Warsash Merchant Navy Colleges in Delhi South India with the same tuition fees I have paid at Warsash Maritime Academy UK?

  3. hello sir
    I have studied marine engineering @ amet university.
    I have sailing on indian shipping company
    Can i apply for uk coc?
    my doubt is what are the eligible For uk coc?
    onboard tar book

  4. Dear sir, I am Miss. Aaastha Bhattarai from Nepal and I am going to appy for MCA course in u.k but can i find any cheaper college ? And how to find whether the university is in short listed of uk government? hope you will help me to inform .

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