New Maritime Studies Courses
The Scalloway Campus of UHI Shetland are now offering two new recently established courses approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
UHI Shetland continues to develop courses and training to support the crucial local maritime industry as well as maritime students and cadets. The Scalloway Campus of UHI Shetland are now offering two new recently established courses approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. These courses include a Small Ship’s Navigation and Radar Course which runs over five days and a one-day Workboat Stability Course.
The courses have been developed at the request of local industry to meet the demands of the Workboat Code which applies to many vessels operating in Shetland waters including small workboats for commercial use and pilot boats.
The Scalloway Campus is home to state-of-the-art equipment including the Bridge Simulator (pictured) in which students on the Small Ship’s Navigation and Radar course will use extensively and can simulate sailing into ports across the world. UHI Shetland have run three of the Small Ship’s Navigation and Radar courses since December 2021 so far with demand to run further courses throughout 2022.
The First Workboat Stability course ran on 21st April with Shetland UHI having just received full approval for the course.
Laura Burden Head of Training and Skills Development & Depute Director at UHI Shetland Scalloway Campus commented: “We are delighted to be able to increase our support of Shetland’s local industries by offering these essential and highly practical safety courses which are a required by the Workboat Code.”