Post 16

Hull Trinity House Nautical College 

The post 16 college provides a focussed education for those students aiming for a career at sea, supported by industry the college contains a state of the art bridge simulator and a range of engineering equipment that has been provided by our industry partners to give students the experience of working with the same equipment they would work with on board ship. The curriculum is delivered in partnership with other providers to give students a range of qualifications but is designed to make young people “sea-ready” so at age 18 they are able to take up an apprenticeship, officer cadetship or enter direct employment. All students regardless of pathway will cover the SQA level 2 and 3 maritime studies qualification and undertake a range of industry short courses including STCW essentials. This group of “Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping” qualifications is a requirement for all people working at sea and incorporates. 

  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
  • Basic First Aid Training
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness

 Students will have the opportunity to develop powerboat and rescue boat skills in one of our 8m powerboats that are moored in Hull Marina and will be offered the opportunity for work-experience on board ship with one of our partner companies. Beyond the maritime curriculum above students follow one of two routes:

  • An officer cadetship route, for those aiming to apply for cadetship as either engineering or bridge officers. The officer cadetship route includes 2 additional A ‘Level qualifications with A Level Maths and Physics strongly recommended, particularly for engineering officers. Candidates for this route will need a GCSE grade 5 in English, Maths and Science with a  grade 6 in Maths and Science for engineering officers.
  • A ratings route for students aiming to apply for a ratings apprenticeship or direct employment at age 18. This route will include additional vocational qualifications such as NVQ engineering or catering based on students intended career pathway. Candidates for this route will need a grade 4 in English and Maths plus a grade 4 in science if considering an engineering route.