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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:

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


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

    "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
    "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
    "It is a very good course for a global overview of the maritime industry. covering all sections in this specialised career"
    Nature Group
    "The course was interesting and I continually learnt new information which is helpful in my job"
    "I liked the way the course outline was structured. I would undoubtedly recommend this course to anyone"
    Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
    "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

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