Welcome to Fleetwood Nautical Campus

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Welcome to Fleetwood Nautical Campus, a UK maritime academy which is part of Blackpool and the Fylde College. With our outstanding facilities, expert tutors and an exceptional graduate to employment rate, we have an international reputation for excellence in Merchant Navy education and training. 

Cadets from Fleetwood Nautical Campus have won the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Officer Trainee of the Year award ten times in 17 years.

What we do

We’ve been providing high quality maritime training since 1892, with our origins as Fleetwood's School for Fishermen. As its name suggests, the college in is Fleetwood, Lancashire and provides maritime education and training for the British Merchant Navy. Find out more about the Merchant Navy in our short video.

We offer a wide range of maritime education and training including pathways from level 3 cadetship preparation qualifications, through officer cadetships and honours degree pathways in nautical science (deck), marine engineering and electro-technical disciplines, as well as preparation for senior officer Certificates of Competency.

The associated practical safety and survival training that forms part of these training programmes is delivered by sister school Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre. Fleetwood Nautical Campus and Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre are co-located on a bespoke campus.

Find out more

Discover how Fleetwood Nautical Campus can help you begin or advance your career in the maritime industry:

Merchant Navy courses by blended/distance learning

There are blended (distance learning) routes available for some qualifications via our Blended Learning Team, meaning you can study wherever you are in the world. Internationally, we have an established relationship with the Mumbai Maritime Training Institute (MMTI) in delivering our blended learning programmes.

Find out more about Blended Learning.

Maritime Apprenticeships

Fleetwood Nautical Campus is also a provider of training for maritime apprenticeships. Find out more about Maritime Apprenticeships.

Our facilities

Find out more about our state of the art, industry standard facilities and on-campus accommodation. Officer cadets usually stay in the halls of residence during their first college phase.

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Contact Us

If you're not sure which course to choose, see the qualifications and study programmes we offer.

And if you want to chat with one of our experts, we're here Monday to Friday: