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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: 16th February 2017

Safety management is a critical factor in marine operations. This 12 week tutored distance learning programme develops key understanding into 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.

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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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 16th February 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US$2169 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment.
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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,


  • Ship owners and managers seeking guidelines on safety compliance and management systems
  • Liner and passenger company personnel needing a refresher or detailed grounding in safety principles
  • Mariners wanting to extend their understanding and enhance career prospects afloat or ashore
  • Officers seeking a deeper understanding of safety culture at a ship or company level
  • HSE, compliance, audit and training managers in the maritime industry
    Associated specialists in legal, insurance, regulatory and government functions

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 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.

Apply online here