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Providing the skills to manage ships effectively and meet essential industry standards
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Captain John Dickie, BA
Joint Development Associates Limited, UK

About Distance Learning

Flexible, easily accessible, cost effective, global classroom.

Just some of the reasons why it is the best training solution for you.

Tailor this course to your own company requirements

Distance learning, instructor led workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery for corporate groups.

Diploma in Ship Management: Manage your vessels effectively

Programme Overview - Diploma in Ship Management

This distance learning Diploma in Ship Management equips existing and potential ship managers with the skills required to manage ships effectively and safely as well as ensuring they are meeting essential industry standards.

The entire programme makes managers aware of the complexities faced in dealing with an international market. Not only do you need to be aware of how your own company or organisation works but also how the industry is responding to the ever changing world.

The unique 12 month qualification provides you with a comprehensive up to the minute understanding of key codes and regulations directly impacting this area of the industry. The ISM and ISPS Code are both covered in depth, not only giving details of the actual code contents but also explaining how the matters of safety and security each relate and integrate with the role of the manager.

Download the latest Diploma in Ship Management distance learning course prospectus here.

Distance Learning Prospectus

Distance Learning prospectus

Gain the qualification you need to further your career in the shipping industry

This professional development diploma will:

  • Update you with all the latest relevant industry legislation,

  • Develop new skills and confidence,

  • Formalise your knowledge and make you a more attractive business prospect.

Download the latest Diploma in Ship Management distance learning course prospectus here for the full course content.

Over 1,500 students representing some of these companies:

  • P&O Maritime Services
  • IRCG
  • Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard
  • TESMA Holding
  • Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd
  • Velmar Shipping Ltd
  • Q-Shipping
  • P&A Group of Companies
  • Shipmanagement Ltd
  • KGJS Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Thomas Miller P & I Club Ltd
  • Seabulk Offshore Operations Nigeria Ltd
  • State Oil Company of Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Maritech
  • SCF Unicom Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Delmas
  • Columbia Ship Management
  • Malta Maritime Authority
  • V. Ships
  • Great Eagle Maritime International Limited
  • Single Buoy Moorings (SBM) Inc
  • Tidex Nigeria Ltd
  • Anglo Eastern
  • Dolphin Offshore Enterprises
  • Westward Sailing Ltd
  • INTRESCO Ltd (Ukraine Branch Office)
  • Laskaridis Shipping Co Ltd
  • Det Norske Veritas
  • Black Sea Contractor, Odessa
  • MOL Tankship Management Ltd
  • Emerald Shipping Ltd
  • Azalea Maritime BV
  • OSG Ship Management
  • Geden Lines
  • Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
  • Novel Commodities SA
  • Shenzhen Huawei Offshore Shipping Ltd
  • Motor Yacht Montkaj
  • Elburg Shipmanagement Phils Inc
  • Northern Marine Management
  • Bibby Line Ltd
  • SOFRM 1939
  • Vale
  • Vigeo Shipping Ltd
  • Ashit Shipping Services Pvt.Ltd
  • Intergrate Aluminium Components
  • Panama Maritime Authority
  • Grimaldi Lines
  • MSC Ship Management Ltd
  • Denholm Ship Management Ltd
  • Teekay Shipping
  • Gulf Stolt Ship Management
  • Raffles Ship Management
  • Unione Ligura Aramento
  • Zuidwal 33
  • Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
  • Oceanwide Shipping
  • Atlantic Ro Ro Carriers Inc
  • Rehm Thermal Systems
  • ISSC Ukrrichflot
  • Eimskip
  • Waterman Marine Consultancy
  • Royal Navy of Oman
  • Tidewater Marine
  • International Shipping Services
  • NATO Underwater Research Centre
  • Amandla Marine
  • Blendong Shipping Company
  • Trans Sea Marine Services LLC
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Port Authority of Jamaica
  • Primorsk Shipping Corporation
  • Hellenic Star Shipping Co
  • Deena Shipping LLC
  • Petrobas Transporte S.A -Transpetro
  • General Maritime Crewing Pte Ltd
  • Niovis Shipping Co SA
  • Jo Tankers BV
  • Orient Ship Management
  • CGGVERITAS Services
  • OOCL
  • Irshs Naval Service
  • Lamnalco West Africa
  • Zora Canaries Sl
  • National Ferries Company
  • Trinity Offshore Pte Ltd
  • C-Mar Group
  • International Shipping Partners INC
  • Dubai Dry Docks
  • Reederei 'Nord' Klaus Transpetro
  • A/S Torm
  • SMIT Nigeria Ltd
  • Atlas Services Group
  • Caspian Services Group Ltd
  • Green Barge Company Ltd
  • Din's Trading Sdn Bhd
  • J.P Samartiz Maritime Enterprises Co SA
  • Murphy Oil Corp
  • Sanko Rotterdam
  • FEMCO Management
  • Stanford Marine LLC
  • Texaco Ltd
  • Kyklades Maritime Corportation
  • MOL Shipmanagement Co Ltd
  • Manton Group Ltd
  • Subsea Petroleum Services
  • SMIT (Nigeria) Limited
  • Maersk Maritime Services
  • Clyde Marine
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Serco Limited Marine Services
  • Qatar Liquefied Gas Company
  • BP Shipping Bunkers (Ltd) Pty
  • Andriaki Shipping Co Ltd
  • Dubai Petroleum Co
  • Western Bulk
  • P & O Nedlloyd
  • Helko Marine Services Ltd
  • Unicom Management Services Ltd
  • Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and Industry Services S.A.
  • Norwegian Maritime Directorate
  • Hoswon & Simone CPA
  • Lasco Shipping Co
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd
  • GAC Marine Shipping
  • Asia Ship International Ltd
  • Crossway Navigation Agency Inc
  • Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co
  • Kreuz Subsea Pte Ltd
  • Alliance Marine Services
  • Windforce Maritime Enterprises Inc
  • Campbell Shipping Co Ltd
  • UK Hydrographic Office
  • A.P Moller Maersk Crewing Ukraine
  • Trinity House
  • Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd
  • US Navy
  • Cunard Line Ltd
  • Wartsila
  • FMC Oil & Gas Nigeria Ltd
  • Baja Ferries USA
  • Eagle Maritime RAK FZE
  • Deckmaster Marine Softwares Inc
  • Nautika Sdn Bhd
  • Maritime Engineers Pty Ltd
  • Serco Denholm Ltd Services S.A
  • Sea Management Ltd
  • Rolls Royce
  • Adnatco Ngsco
  • All Marine Spares International LLC
  • A.P. Moller
  • Baggermy Boskalis BV
  • Modec Management Services PTE LTD
  • Seaspan Ship Management Ltd-Canada
  • Hydrodrive Nigeria Limited
  • Constantza Maritime University
  • Dalby Offshore Services Ltd
  • Sherine El Naggar/Naggar Shipping Company
  • International Tanker Management Ltd
  • Shell Ship Management Ltd
  • Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi A.S
  • Chevron Texaco Shipping Co LLC
  • Thome Ship Management PTE Ltd
  • Balthellas Chartering SA
  • Lannaman & Morris (Shipping) Ltd
  • Vela International Marine Ltd
  • Engy Shipping Lines
  • Ceres Lng Services Ltd
  • Barber Ship Management
  • Celebrity Cruise Line
  • Nepal Oil and Gas at Foursure towers
  • Initium Maritime Corp.
  • Thoreson & Co (Bangkok) Ltd
  • Transnave Navegacao S/A
  • Wallenius Marine AB
  • MOD
  • Beluga Fleetmanagement
  • Centrofin Management Inc
  • Bestobell LNG
  • Sailing Yacht Selene
  • Stena Line
  • Omark Maritime Ltd
  • Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc
  • Intership Pte Ltd
  • Tsalos Shipping & Trading
  • Serco Marine Services
  • United Marine Dredging Ltd
  • Germanischer Lloyd Nigeria
  • Century Energy Services Ltd
  • E-thokwini Muricipality
  • Transocen Support SVCS Nigeria Limited
  • Dorchester Maritime Ltd
  • Latvian Shipping Co
  • Transport Canada
  • Oceanforce Management Ltd
  • Hull Blyth Nigeria
  • Container Ship Management Ltd
  • CMI Offshore Ltd
  • Helios Terminal Corporation
  • Technip Offshore UK
  • Norfolk Line
  • Satur
  • Samcham Holdings Ltd
  • Australian Maritime Safety authority
  • Knutsen OAS UK Ltd
  • Ustica Lines Spa
  • Codinvest
  • Steamship Shipping
  • Eurasia Maritime Management
  • Glingrow Holding Ltd
  • Petroruss Inc
  • Smit Amandla Marine
  • MOL LNG Transport Co Ltd
  • Seamar Shipping BV
  • Lamnalld Group
  • Scandlines
  • Fugro Marine Services BV
  • Samin Shipping Co Ltd
  • Star Reefers UK
  • Scott Shipping Management Ltd
  • Rickmers Reederei GmbH & Cie.KG
  • Nakicat Switzerwijsmuller W.L.L
  • Brevigtank AS
  • Petrbras America
  • Marine Management SCMT
  • Air France
  • Offshore Technical Management Solutions
  • Mideast Ship Management Ltd
  • Songa Shipmanagement Ltd
  • Seacor Marine (International) Ltd
  • Svitzer Middle East Ltd
  • Mitsui O.S.K Lines Maritime
  • Gibunco Management Ltd
  • DSL Shipping Ltd
  • The Home Depot
  • Neil Burgess Limited
  • Doehle (IOM) Ltd
  • Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group
  • De Schroef BV


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A superb programme. Don't just take our word for it:

    "I gained so much knowledge in only a year, I think it is a must for anyone who starts working in the shipping field"
    R Vassiliou
    NAF Shipping
    "The course is really interesting, I learned a lot of things and it has helped me to improve in my professional life"
    M Lanteaume
    World Fuel
    "The present course is really useful and interesting for all people who are in the sea business, as well as forwarders, shippers etc"
    K Taran
    "The course was intelligently arranged and organised. It is the best online course I have ever taken"
    Hepa Global Energy Ltd
    "I enjoyed this course. It was the opportunity to ensure my knowledge is in line with the industry's requirements"
    "All subjects are interesting, the course is a good summary of ship management issues"
    John Aberoo
    Southern Ship Management
    "The course is very informative and helps a lot to build up a profound knowledge of shipping business"
    Martin Brandt
    Carsten Rehder

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