As a training manager I had no complains with Glasgow Maritime Academy ever. This is the only nautical college which is ready at your beck and call 365 days a year. The biggest advantage I found was they always go an extra mile for the needs of their clients. I had access to guys at GMA 24/7 weekday or weekend doesnt matter they have always responded to me with outmost priority.
Glasgow Maritime Academy is a fresh breeze in the maritime training industry. I knoe the guys at GMA since my cadetship. They have not only made me pass all my exams first attempt but also made me a competent and a professional mariner. Guys at GMA start thinking from where others stop thinking. The worlds most contemporary maritime academy is here.
Most of the STCW short courses are deck oriented but I was surprised that Glasgow Maritime Academy had adapted their Human element leadership and management course with lots of examples of maine engineering. I think they realise that that no one size fits all. It is important to adapt the courses to suit the audience. Learned a lot from the HELM management course. I wish they did other main stream engineering courses as well.
I would like to say a special thank you to Captain Vinil Gupta for his excellent teaching at Glasgow Maritime Academy and for the production of his revision materials. I fully recommend that you take heed of any advice that he may give you as, in my opinion, he is the most knowledgeable and contemporary lecturer in the whole UK. Good luck with Glasgow Maritime Academy Vinil.
Truly professional organisation. I have never enjoyed a STCW course as much as I did at Glasgow Maritime Academy.
They are the answer to the much needed change in the maritime training industry. The way Glasgow Maritime Academy is organised and managed probably other colleges will take ages to catch up. Good luck GMA!
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. The way Glasgow Maritime Academy trains you for any sort of exams is commendable. For any subject they have interactive quizes, role play and group discussions. They actually make you do the tasks and thats why you understand the subject for life. I passed my MCA orals exam without any problems.