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Certificate in International Maritime Codes and Conventions

Professional development course exploring the implementation and enforcement of regulations in the shipping industry

Commences: 11th May 2017

The Certificate in Maritime Codes and Conventions is an important professional development programme which delivers essential and practical education on the regulations which shape the maritime industry.

It is acknowledged as a vital course for anyone who needs in-depth knowledge of the regulation of the shipping industry - from shipping company staff to seafarers, legal professionals and commercial executives to policymakers and regulators alike.

This course will give you an understanding of:

  • How organisations and agencies which seek to shape, impact, and guide the maritime industries.
  • Which international bodies have power of enforcement and which on-board personnel are responsible for ensuring compliance with them.
  • Regulations relating to ship construction, design, engineering, and manning (CDEM), classification and the compulsory physical features and equipment which are required on board.
  • The procedures which must be followed to ensure safety during the voyage, and security guidelines in the event of an emergency.
  • Legal principles with regard to the free movement of persons, vessels, goods and equipment at sea, and restrictions which apply.
  • Obligations with regard to crew members, including training, certification required and working conditions.
  • Regulations to protect the seas, including restrictions on ship pollution and rules relating to marine conservation.

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 11th May 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1,549 / US$2,014 + VAT if applicable.  10% discount for early enrolment
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CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

Important for anyone needing in-depth knowledge of the operational implications of maritime conventions

This course is perfect for anyone seeking to develop their knowledge on the implementation of maritime conventions, such as: Ship Masters and Officers, Fleet and Vessel Managers, Superintendents, Human Resource Personal, Government Maritime Administration Personal.

It's also popular with Manning Agents, Insurers, Legal Professionals, Naval Architects, Surveyors, Shipyard Managers, Equipment Manufacturers and other employees from International and National Organisations

Simon O. Williams, BA, LL.M

Simon Williams is an expert on issues surrounding the maritime regulatory environment. He is a Director of a consultancy, specialising in ship management solutions, naval intelligence and maritime security.

Also a regular contributor on the maritime industry to leading publications such as the Maritime Executive, Lloyd's List, Naval Technology amongst others; Simon has a wealth of experience and a respected industry voice perfect to lead you through your Certificate.

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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A vital course giving practical guidance for implementing regulatory requirements in shipping


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Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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