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Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation

All-encompassing marine accident investigation training course by distance learning

Commences: 7th March 2017

This professional development diploma provides a solid foundation for effective marine accident investigation to actively help with the prevention of future incidents. It uses a ‘no-fault’ and ‘nonregulatory’ approach to discover the root cause(s) enabling students to complete meaningful and detailed reports.

This programme will give you the expertise required to conduct thorough investigations which could promote improved safety and be of value to yourself, your employer and the maritime industry as a whole.

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


At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relevance of incident and accident investigation and the role of the investigator
  • Understand the processes, protocols and conventions for accident investigation
  • Describe the methods for gathering data, including interview techniques and conducting analysis
  • Gain a good working knowledge of the human factors involved in marine accidents
  • Discuss the shipping industry culture as it affects the causes of accidents and their investigation
  • Communicate the findings of a marine accident investigation through a detailed report with recommendations

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College
Start date: 7th March 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 months
Fees:  £3199 / US$4479 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment.
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CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

The course teaches a practicing surveyor good tips on marine casualty investigation. The contents are superb and the case studies are fantastic.

Kuppuswamy Kalyanaraman,

 Seawise Maritime Services

Ideal for people working in accident investigation and prevention and security enforcement in the maritime industry.

This course is equally applicable to those responsible for safety standards within their role or organisation, as those involved in the conducting of or responding to investigations and their outcomes.

John Astbury, CBE

CEO Intermaripolicy Ltd

John  is an independent maritime policy adviser and formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

He has worked closely with government ministers on the review of maritime policy and has been responsible for the review of a wide range of organisational maritime issues and major changes within the sector.

John 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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I have found the course to be a valuable knowledge builder, both in terms of enhancing previous knowledge and in providing new knowledge.

Capt J. Lyall

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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