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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:

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


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

    "All subjects are interesting, the course is a good summary of ship management issues"
    John Aberoo
    Southern Ship Management
    "The course was interesting and I continually learnt new information which is helpful in my job"
    "The course is very informative and helps a lot to build up a profound knowledge of shipping business"
    Martin Brandt
    Carsten Rehder
    "The course was intelligently arranged and organised. It is the best online course I have ever taken"
    Hepa Global Energy Ltd
    "I enjoyed this course. It was the opportunity to ensure my knowledge is in line with the industry's requirements"
    "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 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

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