Which are the MCA approved Centres for doing the Assessment in Marine cookery?

Update as of 6 November 2020.

Email received from MCA below lists the MCA approved providers….

NOTE: This is the list of UK MCA approved centres. If you are wanting to do a UK MCA approved assessment in order to obtain the UK MCA Ships Cook Certificate then these are the centres they have approved. I will post an update on other flag state ships cook certificate info as and when I get them. Some flag states are already listed on this site and what their requirements are regarding ships cooks. Please refer to those pages.

From: Cate Heil
Sent: Friday, November 6, 2020 11:34 AM
To: Efrem Leigh – YachtChefs.com

Subject: RE: MCA Approved Centres for SCC?

Good morning Effram,

The following are the only MCA approved training providers who are able to conduct the assessment in marine cookery:

  • 1) City of Glasgow College

60 North Hanover Street, Glasgow, G1 2BP

(+44) 0141 566 6222

  • 2) Dumfries and Galloway College

Lewis Street, Stranraer, DG9 7AL

(+44) 01776 706633

  • 3) Entier Limited
    • Endeavour Drive, Arnhall Business Park, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6UF

+44 (0) 1224 356 040

  • 4) Leiths School of Food and Wine

16-20 Wendell Road, London, W12 9RT

+44 020 8748 6400

Additionally Secrets de Cuisine and South Tyneside College are looking for reapproval (but I don’t have a time frame for that).

Kind regards

Cate Heil+44 (0) 203 81 72133
Examiner of Master & Mates
UK Maritime Services 

One thought on “Which are the MCA approved Centres for doing the Assessment in Marine cookery?

  • February 8, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Cate,
    I just left you a voicemail, but i need to renew my ships certificates as i have been out of the industry for a few years.

    Luckily i have a job offer, unluckily I’m having trouble finding somewhere to complete the certificate in marine cookery.

    Any thoughts or ideas would be most appreciated.

    Is there any Covid leeway, such as you must complete the course within a set time period of time???




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