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Certificate in Ship Sale & Purchase

Build your knowledge of the process of buying and selling ships - training course by part-time distance learning

Commences: 25th April 2017

Ships number amongst the largest and most expensive moveable structures made by man. The process of their sale and purchase reflects this fact; there is a particular need for commercial precision.

The ship sale and purchase market is cyclical, and at times volatile. Trading conditions for ship sale and purchase, whether generally or for ships in specific sectors, can change quickly in response to global economic conditions. Where a market trend occurs in the time between signing a contract and completing the sale, one party or the other will have a commercial interest in escaping from the contract.

During this course we will develop a knowledge and understanding of ship sale and purchase, of the commercial aspects to enable effective negotiation, of the processes and of the legal framework that provides the “rules”.


Hear more about why you should study this programme from the Course Director

Key benefits of the course:

  • Develop balanced knowledge and understanding of ship sale and purchase
  • Understand the commercial aspects of sale and purchase to enable effective involvement in negotiation
  • Appreciate the processes and the legal framework which provides the ‘rules’​

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 25th April 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US$2169 + VAT if applicable.  10% discount for early enrolment.
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CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

I completed the Ship Sale and Purchase course and the Contracting Newbuildings course, I found both to be very informative and useful

Sadik Memis,

Uzmar Workboat and Tug Factory

  • Shipping company personnel and ship managers looking to develop their knowledge
  • Shipbrokers and marine surveyors wishing to understand about contractual arrangements
  • Technical, commercial and operations personnel needing a S&P contractual overview
  • Professionals in maritime insurance, law, finance and government
  • New starters, recent recruits and graduates in shipyards and shipping companies
jonathan kern

Jonathan Kemp, Solicitor, Keates Ferris

Jonathan is a specialist maritime lawyer with Keates Ferris.

Taking advantage of an early career at sea as a navigating officer in the Royal Navy, Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and since then has gained an intimate knowledge of the shipping industry and its cycles. He has worked in Singapore, London and now in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Learn more about Jonathan here​.

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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I found the course material easy to follow, informative and focused on the key issues related to Sale and Purchase. I now not only have a better understanding of the process but will be more confident when dealing with issues arising from Sale and Purchase

Brian Purtle, 

Lloyd's Register

Ready to apply?

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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