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Maritime Foundation

  • Sector: courses, hospitality travel
  • Level: 2, 3
Maritime Foundation

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The Maritime Foundation course will provide learners with skills and qualifications that demonstrate their competency to work as a seafarer. The two-year course is suitable for those with little to no experience of the maritime sector as it will provide all the essential skills, qualifications and knowledge for entry level positions, thanks to the 60/40 split of practical and theory training.

The course is funded as part of a full-time 16+ Further Education (FE) programme and is ideal for those looking for work in the maritime sector or would like to take a structured pathway towards UKSA’s flagship course, the Superyacht Cadetship. This is due to the fact it gives students the chance to achieve the UCAS points needed to progress onto the foundation degree attached to the Cadetship programme.



  • An interest or desire to start a career within the maritime industry
  • Successful interview at UKSA
  • Students who do not have a 9-4 GCSE grades in English or Maths will be required to complete functional skills in English and Maths, whilst attending the Maritime Foundation

While on site you can take advantage of our indoor heated swimming pool and study areas.

Accommodation is available onsite at an additional charge.

With yearly intakes, UKSA’s next Maritime Foundation commences in September 2019 in Cowes, Isle of Wight.

About the provider

UKSA is a youth charity and maritime training provider based in Cowes, Isle of Wight – the heart of the yachting world. We offer truly transformational opportunities for young people through sailing and watersports. If you’re considering a career in yachting or watersports, we will have a course to suit you, whether you are an entry-level novice or a professional looking to top up your training and qualifications.

UKSA offer the very best professional maritime training courses alongside youth development programmes to transform young people’s lives. We don’t just offer certification and training, as a youth charity we can offer that bit extra and make sure we really look after our young people. While on site you can take advantage of our indoor heated swimming pool, bar and study areas. We have a fantastic fleet, a waterfront campus, inspirational instructors and great facilities.

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