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Providing the skills to manage ships effectively and meet essential industry standards
8 Industry & Subject Expert Course Authors

Plus! Your Course Director
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:

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


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

    "I believe it is a very good approach to the ship management business, a lot of interesting and different points of view"
    I Carbunaru
    V Ships
    "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 was interesting and I continually learnt new information which is helpful in my job"
    "The course is very informative and helps a lot to build up a profound knowledge of shipping business"
    Martin Brandt
    Carsten Rehder
    "The course prepares you to be efficient and proactive towards the day to day challenges in the shipping industry"
    Masters Energy Oil & Gas lTD
    "Very informative and professionally presented study material led by a highly experienced tutor. The flexible study option gave me the opportunity to follow a personal time sheme"
    Cruise Ship
    "The course was intelligently arranged and organised. It is the best online course I have ever taken"
    Hepa Global Energy Ltd

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