Calling budding sailors for a life on the ocean waves

UKSA, the youth maritime charity based in Cowes, is launching a new, fully-funded foundation course for young people aged 16, who have just finished their GCSEs and want a career at sea.

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 essential skills, qualifications and knowledge for entry level positions, thanks to the 60/40 split of practical and theory training.

UKSA’s Education Manager Will Satterly said: UKSA is determined to provide as many
opportunities to young people across the Isle of Wight and further afield. This new course is designed to open as many doors as possible for those willing to work hard, listen and learn from experienced tutors who are passionate about helping them set long term goals and giving them the tools to achieve them.”

For further information contact UKSA on (01983 203038) or the Student Services team at the Isle of Wight College (01983 526631).