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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:

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

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