FAQ

Is the Academy accredited and by whom?

Courses and training programmes leading to professional qualifications are approved/accredited by national and international regulatory bodies such as the UAE Federal Transport Authority (FTA); UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA); International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation & Lighthouse Authority (IALA), Institute of Chartered Surveyors (ICS), National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), and Lloyds Register (LR)

What courses do you offer?

We offer a broad range of short courses covering those required for professional maritime qualifications, value added courses and specialised qualifications for specialised sectors of the maritime industry, courses covering the management and operation of maritime fleets, and also freight and logistics; all of which are constantly being added to as demand grows. Additionally we will soon be offering the opportunity for students to embark on a maritime career, where they can not only attain a professional qualification in their chosen discipline (navigation, engineering, electro-technology) but at the same time attain an internationally recognised Bachelor’s degree in their subject area.

How long are the courses?

The short courses vary in duration from anywhere between 1 day to 6 or 8 weeks, normally short courses tend to be 2 weeks or less. When our Professional/Bachelor’s programmes commence the total duration will be 4 years to accommodate the necessity to spend time on board a ship at sea.

Is a scholarship possible?

Scholarships will be possible but places will be limited and early application is recommended.

What are the future job opportunities upon graduation?

Once qualified there a broad range of opportunities available, from continuing as a professional mariner in your chosen discipline to entering one of the specialised sectors of the maritime industry that could involve any aspect of the field such as logistics, port operations, trading, maintenance, inspection and regulation. The more qualifications and experience you gain the greater the opportunities.

Am I guaranteed a job on completion of the course?

No, but the diversity and size of the maritime industry will give greater opportunities to those who gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Does the Academy provide a resident visa?

For our short courses we are unable to assist with residence visas, however for our future professional/degree programmes we will be able to accommodate.