Marine Operations (Scottish Professional Diploma)

City of Glasgow College


Riverside Campus


With Superyachts becoming larger and more sophisticated the officers working onboard have to ensure they have the best skills and training to be successful in this highly competitive market.

On successful completion of a Superyacht Cadetship, you will have gained an MCA Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency alongside an academic qualification that develops your management skills and additional superyacht courses designed to give you an edge in the industry.

Entry Requirements

Higher Maths and/or a physical science subject plus 4 subjects at National 5 including English, Maths and a physical science subject; or NC Shipping and Maritime Operations; or other relevant national qualifications. Interview.

You must have a sponsoring company in order to fulfil the sea time requirement of this programme.

Progression Routes

Master Mariner Unlimited Certificate of Competency; career as Merchant Navy Deck Officer or shore based employment in the shipping industry

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months


Nautical Studies and Marine Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Air Transport


Rail Transport

Road Transport

Sea Transport