Thames Marine Academy

Training the future of the workboat industry

An 18 month vocational programmes of workshops, courses and workplace-based assessments leading to the award of the internationally recognised Boatmaster Licence or STCW Master <500GT near-coastal CoC

Your Captain

Captain Edmund Hadnett is a marine professional. A former Royal Navy navigation officer, Master Mariner and Marine Pilot with 2 major port authorities.

Get Involved

The Academy receives many enquiries from people seeking careers in the marine industry. We’d like to give clarity to the process and assist those who wish to embark on a career that still remains today “a great adventure”.

Current Courses

There are 2 routes to the Boatmaster Licence, through a government funded Apprenticeship Scheme, or the exam route. 

We go to sea not to escape life but for life not to escape us

Taking the decision to get on board with one of our courses will be one of the best decisions you'll make. We're here to help, so take a look around at the information on site, but if you'd prefer to speak to someone, just contact us and we'll arrange a time for a chat...

We wish you every success!