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Diploma in Ship Management

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

Starts 13 February 2018

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Diploma in Ship Management

Course Overview

Now in its 19th 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.

When: 13 February 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate


Course Content | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Introduction to the Shipping Industry
  • Business Management Skills for the Ship Manager
  • Employ and Manage Marine Personnel for Vessel Activities
  • Vessel Support Services: Buy/Sell/Equip/Maintain/Supply
  • ISO Maritime Standards
  • Safety and Security in Marine Operations: Management and Legislation
  • Safety and Security in Marine Operations: Regulation and Environment
  • Personal and Professional Skills to Support Shipping Services
  • Understanding Finance and Accounting in the Maritime Industry
  • Background to Maritime Law and Insurance
  • Case Study: Managing a Ship Management Company

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

" 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

Course Director

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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.

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

A.Akinsowon, Hepa Global Energy Ltd