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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:

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


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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
    "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
    "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"
    "The course prepares you to be efficient and proactive towards the day to day challenges in the shipping industry"
    Masters Energy Oil & Gas lTD
    "I liked the way the course outline was structured. I would undoubtedly recommend this course to anyone"
    Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Ltd
    "It is an enjoyable, interesting and useful course for everybody in contact with the shipping and maritime business"
    J Perez Lorente

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