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Providing the skills to manage ships effectively and meet essential industry standards
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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:

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


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

    "Overall the course was very informative. The modules on finance and maritime law were very interesting"
    Ship Management Pte Ltd
    "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 very informative and helps a lot to build up a profound knowledge of shipping business"
    Martin Brandt
    Carsten Rehder
    "I liked the way the course outline was structured. I would undoubtedly recommend this course to anyone"
    Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
    "I enjoyed this course. It was the opportunity to ensure my knowledge is in line with the industry's requirements"
    "It is an enjoyable, interesting and useful course for everybody in contact with the shipping and maritime business"
    J Perez Lorente
    "The course prepares you to be efficient and proactive towards the day to day challenges in the shipping industry"
    Masters Energy Oil & Gas lTD

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