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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:

  • MOD
  • Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard
  • Petroruss Inc
  • Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd
  • Maritime Engineers Pty Ltd
  • Nautika Sdn Bhd
  • Marine Management SCMT
  • Celebrity Cruise Line
  • Campbell Shipping Co Ltd
  • Oceanwide Shipping
  • A/S Torm
  • Smit Amandla Marine
  • DSL Shipping Ltd
  • Ceres Lng Services Ltd
  • Samcham Holdings Ltd
  • Chevron Texaco Shipping Co LLC
  • Glingrow Holding Ltd
  • Tidewater Marine
  • ISSC Ukrrichflot
  • UK Hydrographic Office
  • Norfolk Line
  • Western Bulk
  • Columbia Ship Management
  • Fugro Marine Services BV
  • Intership Pte Ltd
  • Murphy Oil Corp
  • General Maritime Crewing Pte Ltd
  • Dubai Dry Docks
  • INTRESCO Ltd (Ukraine Branch Office)
  • MOL LNG Transport Co Ltd
  • Teekay Shipping
  • Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group
  • Seacor Marine (International) Ltd
  • Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
  • Century Energy Services Ltd
  • Eurasia Maritime Management
  • Baggermy Boskalis BV
  • Sanko Rotterdam
  • Hoswon & Simone CPA
  • Niovis Shipping Co SA
  • Caspian Services Group Ltd
  • Unione Ligura Aramento
  • Intergrate Aluminium Components
  • Blendong Shipping Company
  • Deena Shipping LLC
  • IRCG
  • Unicom Management Services Ltd
  • Det Norske Veritas
  • Transport Canada
  • Mideast Ship Management Ltd
  • Novel Commodities SA
  • Star Reefers UK
  • Petrbras America
  • Din's Trading Sdn Bhd
  • Thoreson & Co (Bangkok) Ltd
  • Bibby Line Ltd
  • International Tanker Management Ltd
  • Grimaldi Lines
  • International Shipping Services
  • Mitsui O.S.K Lines Maritime
  • Manton Group Ltd
  • Dorchester Maritime Ltd
  • Lamnalco West Africa
  • Balthellas Chartering SA
  • Transocen Support SVCS Nigeria Limited
  • Petrobas Transporte S.A -Transpetro
  • CGGVERITAS Services
  • SMIT (Nigeria) Limited
  • Eimskip
  • Seamar Shipping BV
  • Vale
  • Reederei 'Nord' Klaus Transpetro
  • Gulf Stolt Ship Management
  • Serco Marine Services
  • Air France
  • Velmar Shipping Ltd
  • Ustica Lines Spa
  • Constantza Maritime University
  • Q-Shipping
  • SMIT Nigeria Ltd
  • Lasco Shipping Co
  • E-thokwini Muricipality
  • Orient Ship Management
  • A.P. Moller
  • Irshs Naval Service
  • Nakicat Switzerwijsmuller W.L.L
  • SOFRM 1939
  • Oceanforce Management Ltd
  • Baja Ferries USA
  • Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co
  • Single Buoy Moorings (SBM) Inc
  • J.P Samartiz Maritime Enterprises Co SA
  • SCF Unicom Singapore Pte Ltd
  • International Shipping Partners INC
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd
  • Adnatco Ngsco
  • Vigeo Shipping Ltd
  • Royal Navy of Oman
  • Texaco Ltd
  • Waterman Marine Consultancy
  • Initium Maritime Corp.
  • A.P Moller Maersk Crewing Ukraine
  • Trinity House
  • Laskaridis Shipping Co Ltd
  • Latvian Shipping Co
  • Primorsk Shipping Corporation
  • Malta Maritime Authority
  • Kreuz Subsea Pte Ltd
  • Modec Management Services PTE LTD
  • CMI Offshore Ltd
  • Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and Industry Services S.A.
  • Port Authority of Jamaica
  • Geden Lines
  • Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd
  • Shipmanagement Ltd
  • Lannaman & Morris (Shipping) Ltd
  • Helios Terminal Corporation
  • State Oil Company of Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Sea Management Ltd
  • Cunard Line Ltd
  • Rickmers Reederei GmbH & Cie.KG
  • FMC Oil & Gas Nigeria Ltd
  • Qatar Liquefied Gas Company
  • FEMCO Management
  • Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi A.S
  • Neil Burgess Limited
  • Vela International Marine Ltd
  • Hydrodrive Nigeria Limited
  • Centrofin Management Inc
  • Transnave Navegacao S/A
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Beluga Fleetmanagement
  • Emerald Shipping Ltd
  • Norwegian Maritime Directorate
  • Azalea Maritime BV
  • Steamship Shipping
  • Dubai Petroleum Co
  • Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
  • C-Mar Group
  • Gibunco Management Ltd
  • Japaul Oil & Maritime Services Plc
  • OOCL
  • Nepal Oil and Gas at Foursure towers
  • Knutsen OAS UK Ltd
  • Maritech
  • Raffles Ship Management
  • Shenzhen Huawei Offshore Shipping Ltd
  • Dalby Offshore Services Ltd
  • OSG Ship Management
  • Atlas Services Group
  • Delmas
  • Shell Ship Management Ltd
  • Alliance Marine Services
  • Engy Shipping Lines
  • Rolls Royce
  • National Ferries Company
  • Doehle (IOM) Ltd
  • Motor Yacht Montkaj
  • Subsea Petroleum Services
  • Australian Maritime Safety authority
  • Barber Ship Management
  • Ashit Shipping Services Pvt.Ltd
  • Thomas Miller P & I Club Ltd
  • P&O Maritime Services
  • Songa Shipmanagement Ltd
  • Trinity Offshore Pte Ltd
  • P & O Nedlloyd
  • Tidex Nigeria Ltd
  • Black Sea Contractor, Odessa
  • The Home Depot
  • Satur
  • Dolphin Offshore Enterprises
  • Northern Marine Management
  • Green Barge Company Ltd
  • Hellenic Star Shipping Co
  • Stanford Marine LLC
  • Brevigtank AS
  • Seabulk Offshore Operations Nigeria Ltd
  • Thome Ship Management PTE Ltd
  • Andriaki Shipping Co Ltd
  • Svitzer Middle East Ltd
  • TESMA Holding
  • Clyde Marine
  • Asia Ship International Ltd
  • Zora Canaries Sl
  • Windforce Maritime Enterprises Inc
  • Deckmaster Marine Softwares Inc
  • MSC Ship Management Ltd
  • Sherine El Naggar/Naggar Shipping Company
  • Anglo Eastern
  • Trans Sea Marine Services LLC
  • Stena Line
  • MOL Shipmanagement Co Ltd
  • De Schroef BV
  • Wartsila
  • BP Shipping Bunkers (Ltd) Pty
  • Wallenius Marine AB
  • Tsalos Shipping & Trading
  • Rehm Thermal Systems
  • Sailing Yacht Selene
  • Lamnalld Group
  • Scandlines
  • NATO Underwater Research Centre
  • Eagle Maritime RAK FZE
  • Westward Sailing Ltd
  • All Marine Spares International LLC
  • Bestobell LNG
  • Atlantic Ro Ro Carriers Inc
  • Helko Marine Services Ltd
  • Seaspan Ship Management Ltd-Canada
  • Serco Denholm Ltd Services S.A
  • Great Eagle Maritime International Limited
  • Hull Blyth Nigeria
  • Scott Shipping Management Ltd
  • Omark Maritime Ltd
  • Serco Limited Marine Services
  • Crossway Navigation Agency Inc
  • KGJS Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Amandla Marine
  • Technip Offshore UK
  • MOL Tankship Management Ltd
  • Panama Maritime Authority
  • Samin Shipping Co Ltd
  • Maersk Maritime Services
  • United Marine Dredging Ltd
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • GAC Marine Shipping
  • Jo Tankers BV
  • V. Ships
  • US Navy
  • Codinvest
  • Zuidwal 33
  • Germanischer Lloyd Nigeria
  • Offshore Technical Management Solutions
  • Container Ship Management Ltd
  • Kyklades Maritime Corportation
  • P&A Group of Companies
  • Elburg Shipmanagement Phils Inc
  • 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
    "The course was interesting and I continually learnt new information which is helpful in my job"
    "The course opened up the wide range of topics this business brings with it and explains how various departments / items are connected to each other"
    Student, 2013
    "Overall the course was very informative. The modules on finance and maritime law were very interesting"
    Ship Management Pte Ltd
    "It is an enjoyable, interesting and useful course for everybody in contact with the shipping and maritime business"
    J Perez Lorente
    "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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