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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:

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


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

    "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
    "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
    "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
    "All subjects are interesting, the course is a good summary of ship management issues"
    John Aberoo
    Southern Ship Management
    "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 present course is really useful and interesting for all people who are in the sea business, as well as forwarders, shippers etc"
    K Taran

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