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

Update as of 2 November 2021.

Email received from MCA confirms 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 at http://www.shipscookcertificate.com/other-flag-state-approved-centres-you-can-do-marine-cookery-assessment-at/.


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 0141 375 8669

See http://www.shipscookcertificate.com/city-of-glasgow-ships-cook-certificate-assessment/ 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


Any queries regarding these please contact the MCA directly as follows:

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