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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:

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


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

    "The course was interesting and I continually learnt new information which is helpful in my job"
    "Overall the course was very informative. The modules on finance and maritime law were very interesting"
    Ship Management Pte Ltd
    "It is a very good course for a global overview of the maritime industry. covering all sections in this specialised career"
    Nature Group
    "I enjoyed this course. It was the opportunity to ensure my knowledge is in line with the industry's requirements"
    "The course prepares you to be efficient and proactive towards the day to day challenges in the shipping industry"
    Masters Energy Oil & Gas lTD
    "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
    "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

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