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Certificate in Learning and Development in Shipping

Understanding learning and development and HR management in the shipping industry

Starts 8 October 2018

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Gain knowledge of the processes involved in L&D at a macro and micro scale

Course overview

A good knowledge and understanding of learning and development and HR management in shipping can help businesses to plan staff development strategically and hence improve staff retention, gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The Certificate in Learning and Development in Shipping will provide you with the key concepts behind L&D management and strategy, looking into various issues in this area, from a commercial, regulatory and operational viewpoint. It also examines its use in context of a shipping organisation, and explores in detail the way in which classic learning is delivered. 

Improve your awareness of general HR issues, whilst specialising in the industry you are currently in.

When:  8 Oct 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 16 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Introduction to ships and the shipping industry
  • Roles in the shipping industry
  • HR management and L&D strategy in shipping
  • HR and L&D regulations in shipping
  • Culture and awareness in global shipping
  • Recruitment, retention and dismissal strategies
  • Learning and development in practice 
  • Leadership and employee development

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

This course is a new addition to our LMA portfolio and it was created to attend the high demand and numerous requests of HR and L&D professionals in the maritime sector for a course which gave students a more detailed understanding of the regulations, methodologies and concepts underpinning HR and training in the sector. 

The Certificate will be appropriate for both those who are moving onshore to a more HR-focussed role, as well as those who are transitioning from another industry and want an overview of the maritime sector and its characteristics. 

Course Director


Torsten Schuhardt

Torsten has over 15 years’ experience of helping business leaders deal with challenges associated with Leadership and Development.

With an MBA in European Business Administration and a DDI Certification for Leadership Development, he has extensive experience in working with public and private sector organizations in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Find out more about Torsten Schuhardt here