Clyde Training Solutions to support City of Glasgow College with maritime training program

12th Oct 2022

Clyde Training Solutions (CTS) has been awarded a multi-year training contract to deliver maritime safety courses to merchant navy cadets enrolled at the City of Glasgow College.

The multi-course training provision will be delivered at CTS’s international maritime, offshore and renewables training centre in Clydebank and will equip approximately 1000 cadets with skills, knowledge, and industry certifications to embark safely on a professional career at sea.

STCW training courses delivered will include Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Fighting & Fire Prevention including Tanker Fire Fighting, Advanced Fire Fighting and First Aid (Elementary, Medical and Medical on board).

Kris McDonald, General Manager, Clyde Training Solutions, said: “It is a great privilege to be entrusted by the City of Glasgow College to ensure cadets receive the very best training to prepare them for a successful and safe career at sea.

“The City of Glasgow College has an international reputation for educational excellence in the shipping industry and have training standards that echo our own company ethos of ‘competency beyond compliance’.

“This award is testament to the first-class training offering provided by our team of dedicated, experienced, and highly competent training professionals located here at our cutting-edge training centre in Greater Glasgow.

“We very much look forward to welcoming the cadets to our facility and to further strengthening our partnership with this highly reputable nautical education institution.”

The contract is the latest in a list of recent new training contracts achieved by CTS as the Company steps further toward its strategic vision of becoming the internationally recognised strategic partner of choice to the shipping and energy sectors.

Mark Stagg, Dean of the Nautical and STEM Faculty, City of Glasgow College said: “We are delighted to be working in Partnership with Clyde Training Solutions on the provision of this safety critical training.

“The College Purpose is to Let Learning Flourish, we are passionate about delivering this and the excellent staff and facilities at Clyde Training Solutions certainly provide an environment where this can happen.

“I and my colleagues were also impressed by their commitment to our students and the very evident culture of safety that prevailed.

“The training our cadets will experience, firefighting, sea survival etc are in skills that we hope they will never have to deploy.

“Should they be needed however, the quality of embedded learning will be critical and will complement wider knowledge and skills delivered at City of Glasgow College.

We enter this partnership with the highest confidence.”


Photo caption: Photo: Mark Stagg, Dean – Faculty of Nautical and STEM, City of Glasgow College (left of centre) with Kris McDonald, General Manager, Clyde Training Solutions (right of centre) and a class of cadet students from the City of Glasgow College.

Notes: Clyde Training Solutions is the first and only training centre in the central belt of Scotland to offer an extensive suite of offshore, maritime and renewables training. CTS’s ethos “Competency beyond compliance” is more than a marketing slogan. It reflects how we wish to be seen in the marketplace and is encapsulated by the value-added measures taken to provide delegates with a richer training experience. Clyde Training Solutions is a proud subsidiary of Northern Marine Group, itself a member of the Stena family of companies.

City of Glasgow College is Scotland’s largest technical and professional skills college. Its award-winning, twin-site super campus in the heart of Glasgow is designed for up to 40,000 learners and offers outstanding resources and opportunities for students to gain essential skills for their future careers. Innovative approaches to teaching and learning enable personalised development across a range of subjects on campus and online. Up to 8,000 graduates leave the college each year ready for the world of work. 

They have significant global partnerships with 104 overseas organisations across 26 countries and six continents. Through their global partnerships – including their world-leading nautical training programmes, where they train 45% of all UK Merchant Navy Officers – they support Scotland’s international ambitions.