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Diploma in Marine Purchasing and Supply Management

Study the international management of procurement, contracting and supply in the maritime industry - training course by distance learning

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Provided in a flexible format, this course

  • Considers different purchasing and supply models
  • Explains how they interact with relevant legislation, finance and administration
  • Provides a thorough and practical insight into current trends and developments


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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.

Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College
Start date: 1st June 2016
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 months
Fees: £3200 / US$4960 - £3400 / US$5270 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees

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.

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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.


The programme is 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

  • Seagoing personnel interested in developing their procurement knowledge

  • Shipyard personnel and ship superintendents

  • Legal, insurance and financial roles supporting the buying and supply process

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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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

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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