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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:

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


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

    "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
    "Overall the course was very informative. The modules on finance and maritime law were very interesting"
    Ship Management Pte Ltd
    "The course prepares you to be efficient and proactive towards the day to day challenges in the shipping industry"
    Masters Energy Oil & Gas lTD
    "The course is very informative and helps a lot to build up a profound knowledge of shipping business"
    Martin Brandt
    Carsten Rehder
    "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
    "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"

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