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Diploma in Crew Management and Agency

Develop and apply best practice in sea-going personnel recruitment, development, management & retention with this distance learning course

Starts 30th March 2017

Delivered by tutored distance learning

The diploma provides up to date and essential information to crew recruitment and placement agents as well as those working in the ship manning and training sector.

As an international marine professional development qualification the Diploma in Crew Management programme focuses on the principal maritime labour markets, and sets the standard for professionalism in crew management.

Hear from the Course Director about this programme

At the end of this Crew Management course you will be able to:

  • Identify the role and organisation of the crew management sector within the context of the shipping industry
  • Explain the regulatory, legal and insurance environment applying to the crewing sector
  • Explore effective management skills for crew management including recruitment and selection principles
  • Discuss the day to day management requirement for effective crew management and crew agency
  • Describe effective health, safety and security management for crew and welfare requirements and expectations for supportive and quality crew management
  • Explain the benefits and approach for crew retention
  • Explain key commercial and financial management principles for crew management
  • Create and present professional written business reports 

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Qualification: Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College
Start date: 30th March 2017
Delivery: Part-time tutored distance learning
Duration: 12 months
Fees:  £3199 / $4479.00  + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment.
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Even with an extensive crew manager experience, I have learnt a lot from this course and can fully recommend it to both new entrants and experienced staff.

Capt. Dimos Psyllakis, 

Prime Marine Management Inc.

This Diploma in Crew Management qualification is a must for anyone involved within shipping personnel management. From crewing recruitment and placement agents to onboard and ashore managers, the titles that will benefit from the course are:

  • Fleet Personnel Manager
  • Crew Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Fleet Personnel Officer
  • HR Manager
darrell bate

Darrell Bate

Darrell began his career with the Cunard Steamship Company Ltd at the age of 16 and later moved to general cargo vessels. He came ashore to take up a ship operations post with Kearvaig Shipping, the UK operator for Salen Shipping, before moving to Genchem Chartering. A member of the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers, he worked as shipbroker with Baltic Exchange-based Van Ommeren Marine.  More recently Darrell has retrained as an NVQ Trainer/Assessor, and studied for a Certificate in Education and BSc in Education and Training, which was followed by roles including lecturer, Head of School, Quality Manager and Senior Manager, plus being an Ofsted inspector. His current role is the lead manager for performance and data at a large London further education college.

Darrell is joined by a host of expert authors, you can read more 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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Very interesting course, useful information, good guidelines to good manning strategy.

A Bihr, Scan Geophysical

Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application – early enrolment qualifies you for a 10% discount. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in GBP, USD and EUR, we can also invoice you or your employer for a payment by bank transfer.

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