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Certificate in Maritime Safety Management and the ISM Code

All aspects of maritime safety management - training course by distance learning

Commences: 15th March 2016

By studying this course you will examine maritime safety management and the ISM Code from all perspectives, including;

  • The international codes used to govern and measure compliance
  • Risk and quality management approaches
  • Auditing and reporting for safety management
  • Management strategies needed to create a proactive culture of safety


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This 12 week distance tutored learning programme is a fundamental course in understanding how maritime safety management, and the ISM Code, is implemented in order to ensure safety.

The course continues to explore how compliance with maritime safety codes and regulations is just the beginning - and that creating an effective safety culture within an organisation can save even more than just lives.

Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 15th March 2016
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1799 / US$2790 - £1949 / US$3020 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees
15% discount for IAPH members
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

"This course is really amazing. It provides a more detailed insight of the marine industry safety standards and ways to implement them within our systems"

A. Reghu,


Course Director, Captain John Dickie

Captain Dickie has spent the last 40 years in the maritime industry. This has encompassed 20 years at sea from cadet to command and on various ship types from oil, chemical and gas including combination carriers, bulk carriers and container ships.

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Delivered by distance learning, this course will benefit a wide range of maritime professionals such as ship owners and managers; liner and passenger company personnel; crew interested in extending their career in a new direction; and officers seeking a deeper understanding of safety management at a ship or company level.

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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"This course provides a full understanding of ISM CODE. I am now able to cope with this area with much more confidence. Highly recommended!"

I. Ramapl, 


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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