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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:

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


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

    "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
    "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
    "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 enjoyed this course. It was the opportunity to ensure my knowledge is in line with the industry's requirements"
    "All subjects are interesting, the course is a good summary of ship management issues"
    John Aberoo
    Southern Ship Management
    "It is an enjoyable, interesting and useful course for everybody in contact with the shipping and maritime business"
    J Perez Lorente
    "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

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