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

Update as of summer 2023.

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: MCA
To: Efrem Leigh –

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

190 Cathedral Street G4 0RF

Tel: 0141 375 5555

See for info or

  • 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

Booking info at

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

Kind regards

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

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