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Diploma in Ship Management

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

Next intake: 5 November 2019

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Diploma in Ship Management

Now in its 20th 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: 5 November 2019
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 and the Role of the Ship Manager
  • The Skills Set of a Ship Manager
  • Maritime Legislation
  • The Four Pillars of Quality Shipping
  • The ISM Code- ISPS Code - PSC
  • Maritime Certification and the Inspection Bodies
  • Maritime ISO Standards and their Application
  • Financial Controls and Budgeting
  • Ship Types and their Operation
  • Introduction to Cargo Calculations
  • 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

Professionals living and currently working in Hong Kong’s maritime sector can benefit from an 80% refund on this course as part of the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) introduced by the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board. Find out more.

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MBA (Ship Management) - Diploma Continuation

The Diploma in Ship Management has been academically assessed to provide 60 credits of prior learning accreditation towards a unique MBA delivered in partnership between IBC Academy and Middlesex University.


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