The National Maritime Training Centre is a leading provider of maritime education and practical training, providing up to date equipment and expert training using dedicated specialist classrooms, a Fire Training Ground and Thameside Jetty. 

Located at North Kent College’s Gravesend campus, it provides flexible training opportunities for individuals and companies in the Maritime industry.  If you have a particular requirement, talk to us and we will do our best to help. 

Maritime short courses (between 1 day and 1 week in duration) are offered. A full range of MCA-Approved STCW courses are provided, including Sea Survival, Safety Boat Handling, First Aid, Firefighting and Personal Safety. Our basic STCW Combination Safety course now includes Proficiency in Security Awareness.

Other courses available on demand include Bridge Team Management, First Aid, Health and Safety, Marine Engineering, Seamanship, and Small Craft Safety and Navigation.  Courses for the professional yacht industry are also available.

Professional development Diplomas in a range of areas from Marine Surveying, to Ship Agency are available through distance learning.

Apprenticeship training MSQ Level 2 Diploma in Maritime Studies Boat Master Licence (BML) and MSQ Level 2 Diploma or Certificate in Maritime Studies are also available as block release, combined with distance learning. These apprenticeship training programmes are offered to new and existing staff of all ages and large employers can use their Levy to pay for this training. 



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