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About us


Warsash Maritime School provides high-quality education and training for the maritime and offshore industries to meet the international demand for crew, officers and captains who are trained to the highest professional standards.

Navigation, marine engineer and marine electro-technical officers benefit from our internationally recognised certification programmes, from initial entry as an officer cadet to Master and Chief Engineer.

Our STCW safety training is delivered by technical specialists with many years' experience in their field.


We are proud of our history and the fact that we have been delivering training to seafarers for over 70 years. Our heritage and values have steered generations of cadets into successful careers.

From Stoneham to St Mary's, Warsash Maritime School has evolved over the decades to ensure we remain at the forefront of training and education for seafarers.

We pioneered the use of bridge, engine room and liquid cargo operations simulators, and our specialist ship handling training facility is the only one in the UK, and one of only a few major centres in the world.

Seafarers in clothes undertaking safety training in swimming pool with life raft


We work with some of the industry's leading training and service providers to offer a unique range of resource to the maritime sector.

Our training partners deliver programmes such as interior hospitality and medical training, as well as RYA courses. Much of this training can be delivered on board.

Our business services partners offer support in areas including recruitment, operational management, navigation management and multimedia.

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Our research draws on our expertise in maritime education and training. Working with other experts within the University, recent projects centring on employment, health and safety, gender and seafarer welfare have been widely received in the maritime industry.

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Consultancy services

We provide solutions for bridge and engine room team development through our simulation expertise. We can also conduct a review of standard operating procedures (SOPs). Working with our partners, we offer other specialist services, including yacht registration, vessel management services, crewing and travel services.

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Our first scaled model ship handling courses began in 1980

Proudly part of Solent University

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Business Advisory Board

Our Business Advisory Board is made up of senior leaders from the global maritime industry and plays an active role in helping shape our School.

The Board features a diverse mix of individuals, including alumni of the School, with extensive knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.

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Our staff are involved in the decision-making processes that shape maritime education and training policy through active participation in professional and industry bodies. The School maintains all required professional approvals, accreditations and standards, and are members of a number of industry bodies.

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Contact us

Warsash campus

Newtown Road
SO31 9ZL

Solent University

East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN

St Mary's campus

Chapel Road
SO14 5GL

Men in a RIB on rough water

Work at Warsash

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