Thinking about a career at sea? Studying at South Shields Marine School will certainly give you the platform to start a flourishing maritime career. You can get sorted now and enrol either ONLINE or ONSITE. 

We have recently been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2019, and with our close partnerships with some of the world’s largest shipping companies, we are proud that many of our students successfully secure paid sponsorship opportunities globally whilst completing their studies with us.

Based at our state-of-the-art facilities, we offer a wide range of maritime courses, meaning our students learn the necessary academic, technical and safety skills to succeed.

To learn more, join us for our virtual open events via our LiveChat portal. Our dedicated student advisors will be available to talk you through your options and advise which maritime qualification may be best for you. 

You will have the opportunity to talk to our experienced marine teaching staff who will be on hand to tell you about the endless maritime career opportunities.

How do I attend?

  1. Visit between 10am-4pm and click on our LiveChat button in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. You can access this service via your laptop, phone or tablet – from the comfort of your own home.
  3. If you already know what you want to study, you can apply online now by browsing our courses here.

Don’t miss out on exploring an education with an award-winning maritime training provider!


Missed our Virtual Maritime Careers Day?

Check out some of our video messages here. 

If you require any further information and would like to apply for a course, you can do so directly via our website by clicking here.


Pre-Cadetship - Secure your place for September!


Are you aged 16+ and leaving school this summer? An exciting opportunity awaits!

Discover your route into the Merchant Navy at South Shields Marine School’s by applying for our pre-cadetship programme. 

All you have to do is visit our website and click the LiveChat portal then you will be transferred instantly to our maritime experts. After all your questions have been answered, you can then apply online! 

Our pre-cadet programme is an introductory one-year training course which will teach you the skills to get a head start in the maritime industry and we are confident that there is no better way than South Shields Marine School to set yourself up for a successful career at sea. It can also lead to full-time sponsorship from a shipping company.