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Diploma in Ship Management

Essential industry legislation and regulation compliance training course by tutored distance learning

Commences: 7th March 2016

Delivered by tutored distance learning

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role of the ship manager within the context of the development of the marine industry
  • Explain both the ISM and ISPS Codes and their interrelationship with the manager
  • Describe the linkage between quality, safety management and environmental systems
  • Assess the management of resources and operations for vessel activities
  • Analyse core business requirements such as accounting, customer service, law and insurance
  • Create and present professional written business reports

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Now in its 17th year and having educated over 2000 students, the Diploma in Ship Management remains the most highly regarded international qualification in ship management.

Delivered in partnership between the National Maritime Training Centre at North Kent College and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the course continues to be the ideal professional development course for existing ship managers, prospective ship managers and for those who work alongside the ship management sector.

Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College
Start date: 7th March 2016
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 months
Fees: £3200 / US$4960 - £3400 / US$5270 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees

It has given me more knowledge about the shipping industry and helped with a new opportunity in a big shipping company. I would recommend anyone who has an interest in shipping to go ahead and enrol themselves for this course.

 Ranadeb Ray, 

Oldendorff Carriers

Capt. John Dickie BA

Captain Dickie has spent over 40 years in the maritime industry and is managing director of JDass Ltd.

John spent over 20 years at sea from cadet to command on various ship types from oil, chemical and gas including combination carriers and bulk carriers to container ships. 

John is joined by a host of expert authors, you can read more here.


Whether shore based or on board ship this course is relevant for anyone interested in the aspects of ship management from;

  • Ship-board officers looking to move to a shore-based management position
  • Existing maritime professionals moving into a new or more senior role
  • Shipping company employees seeking professional development
  • Graduates and new entrants to the shipping sector
  • Shipping company managers wishing to develop the effectiveness of their personnel
  • Employees in supporting industries

Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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The course was intelligently arranged and organised. It is the best online course I have ever taken.

 A.Akinsowon, Hepa Global Energy Ltd

Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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