The Nautical Institute has partnered with leading seafarer charity the Marine Society (with the generous support of the International Foundation for Aids to Navigation), to offer NI members free access to a range of practical courses that can be studied anywhere at any time. Choose from any of the Learn@Sea courses shown on this page. 

"From experience, they’d be very useful for officers coming back to college for Mates/Seconds/Chiefs exams; I wish I’d had something like that before my Chief Mate’s course." Chris Lowe MNI – Senior Lecturer, Warsash Maritime Academy

How to access a course...

Already a member?

Simply email: member@nautinst.org providing the following information...

  • NI membership number and/or date of birth
  • Title (e.g. Captain, Mr, Mrs)
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • The name of the Learn@Sea course you wish to take

You will then be contacted with details on how to get started (please allow 7 working days).

Please note that you can study only one Learn@Sea course at a time. 

On successful completion of a Learn@Sea course you will receive a certificate, evidencing your continuing professional development.

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