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Diploma in Marine Purchasing

Study the international management of procurement, contracting and supply in the maritime industry - online professional development

Starts: 15 May 2019

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Diploma in Marine Purchasing 

Covering key topics required by today's purchasing and supply professionals this professional development diploma qualification has equal relevance for purchasing practitioners in ship owning, ship operating and ship management companies as well as ship suppliers.

When: 15 May 2019
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 Months
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College

Ideal for:

  • Purchasing, procurement and commercial specialists in the shipping and off-shore industry
  • Manufacturing and service suppliers to the maritime sector, plus merchandisers, ship suppliers and chandlers
  • Ship management teams
  • Ship officers - deck and engineering interested in developing their procurement knowledge
  • Shipyard personnel and ship superintendents
  • Legal, insurance and financial roles supporting the buying and supply process

Course Modules
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  • Introduction to Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Management
  • Fundamental Ship Knowledge
  • Supplier Management
  • Developing Purchasing Strategy
  • Inventory Management
  • On Site Risk Assessment and Investigation Management
  • Finance, Accounting and Business Analysis
  • Legal Issues of Marine Purchasing Contracts
  • Global Logistics and International Purchasing
  • International Maritime Controls
  • Purchasing Management


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

" Very interesting and well structured course. It puts together the knowledge that all purchasers should have during their day to day operation "

I. Ventouris, Almi Tankers S.A.

Course Director

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Stephen Watkins,

Cert Ed, MlfL Lecturer, North Kent College

Stephen started at sea more than 30 years ago and has a wealth of industry and academic experience under his belt.
He's joined by the Industry Course Director, Bharat Hora, as well as a host of other module authors. You can read more here.

" All aspects of the course are beneficial and can be applied to my daily role. It is an intense course but is delivered in a way that allows you to fit it around your work schedule "

L. Carey Bibby Ship Management Ltd

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The Diploma in Marine Purchasing has been academically assessed to provide 60 credits of prior learning accreditation towards a unique MBA delivered in partnership between IBC Academy and Middlesex University.


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