Outstanding facilities, expert tutors and an exceptional graduate to employment rate have secured the Fleetwood Nautical Campus an international reputation for excellence. This is underpinned by a 125-year history of providing high quality maritime training to industry and the superior calibre of our students: we have won the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Officer Trainee of the Year Award seven times in ten years.
Regarded as one of the UK’s top nautical institutions, the Fleetwood Nautical Campus offers top-quality further and higher education, underpinned by Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding status and commendations from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
Our strong industry partnerships provide students with excellent employment opportunities.
Discover how Fleetwood Nautical Campus can help you begin or advance your career in the maritime industry.
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There are plenty of exciting careers in the maritime sector to choose from – both on and offshore. As a Deck, Engineering or Electro-Technical Officer you could be in charge of operating and managing commercial ships. While becoming a Rating would make the most of your broad seafaring skills – from navigation and engine room maintenance to Catering, Hospitality and other Onboard Services.
For shore-based jobs in ship management and other marine industries, you’ll find incredibly varied and rewarding opportunities such as maritime law, surveying ships or training future seafarers.
Most popular career routes:
Deck Cadet | Engineering Cadet | Electro Technical Officer Cadet | Captain | Navigation (Deck) Officer | Engineering Officer | Electro-Technical Officer
What our staff and cadets say
What the shipping companies say
Why choose Fleetwood Nautical Campus?
Ofsted Grade 1
An Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding College
125+ years' experience
125+ years’ experience of delivering maritime industry education and training
Commendations from QAA
Commendations from The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
Lots of individual support
Highly qualified tutors with lots of industry experience
Excellent purpose-built facilities, including a new marine engineering centre
Graduate to employment rate
An exceptionally high graduate to employment rate
Embedded professional development, including an exciting programme of adventure-based training
A richly diverse student body
A Full Mission Ship Bridge Simulator, providing ship- and port-specific training, with two 8 Bridge ‘part mission’ suites or NAEST, ECDIS and VTS training.
The sector’s largest Engine Room Simulator, comprising 3D interactive technology and 7-metre MIMIC touch screen.
A bespoke Marine Engineering Centre, with a wide range of marine engineering equipment and resources, and open working spaces on a mezzanine deck.
We are dedicated to supporting the development of our cadets, from the theory of ship construction and hard skills of fire-fighting through to the ‘soft’ skills everyone needs to work and lead effectively. To this end we have a dedicated department offering activity-based training and enrichment programmes.
Cadet Development Course (CDC): Activities begin with a four-day induction programme in the Lake District designed to challenge you and get you thinking about yourself, how you work with others and how you manage tasks.
Activity-Based Training (ABT): All Phase 1 cadets will also participate in a weekly programme of experiential learning activities.
Enrichment: Most evenings and some weekends there will be free or competitively priced activities for students to participate in, which provide an opportunity to relax, have fun, keep fit and meet senior cadets.