With a wide variety of seafarer training offered across the UK, how can the best courses and the most professional training centres stand out from the crowd?

The UK Chamber of Shipping’s Recognition Services provides the answer.

Through this programme, the UK Chamber of Shipping gives official recognition to seafarer training that meets its demanding quality criteria. Both Course and Centre Recognition Services are available.

Carrying the UK Chamber’s Recognised quality mark offers an important and very visible differentiator when centres market their seafarer training courses.

 “This scheme will raise awareness that the UK maritime industry as a whole is offering a quality provision, and that we go above and beyond the minimum standards. It fulfils a distinct need in terms of providing a third-party check on courses that have no other obvious awarding body.”

Mark Jaenicke, Maritime Skills Academy

“We want to recognise and reward the excellent standards of training delivered to our seafarers both nationally and internationally – and what better way to do that than recognising quality course provision delivered through quality centres?”

Kathryn Neilson, UK Chamber of Shipping

“We believe that not all training is equal. While there is a minimum standard set for educational achievement, there is nothing that judges the facilities, delegate welfare and customer service level of a centre. The UK Chamber of Shipping Recognition service does just that. It allows those companies that believe elements such as state-of-the-art training facilities, highly skilled instructors and excellent levels of customer service are all fundamental to setting the bar high, to prove it.”

Colin McMurray, Clyde Training Solutions