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Diploma in Ship Superintendency

Comprehensive professional development course covering both technical and management elements of ship superintendency

Commences: 11th October 2017

Delivered by tutored distance learning

As the pivotal link between vessel, her master, chief engineer, crew and shore, the ship superintendent needs a detailed knowledge of management and marine operations as well as the technical aspects involved in vessel performance.

This Diploma in Ship Superintendency has been designed to provide the required knowledge for both marine and technical superintendents in a format easily accessible and applicable as you continue to work.

Read more about this fantastic programme in the course prospectus

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

  • Describe the role of a ship superintendent, required skills and responsibility
  • Demonstrate communication skills and the ability to write high quality business reports
  • Discuss the maritime legal knowledge required by a Superintendent
  • Explain ship and cargo legal terminology
  • Evaluate insurance issues relevant to the vessel and its cargo
  • Explain key regulations and how a superintendent accesses relevant details
  • Identify the surveys and certificates required for a vessel
  • Demonstrate the key engineering knowledge required by a technical superintendent
  • Explain the process of accident investigation
  • Explain procurement and inventory management
  • Analyse cost control procedures for superintendents
  • Identify and explain key shipboard and technical issues for main vessel types
  • Integrate learning from across the course to a topical case study situation
  • Produce a detailed and well-structured business report

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College
Start date: 11th October 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 months
Fees: £3199 / US$4479 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment. Take a closer look at fees

The course was a great experience, being very helpful for my career and for my overall knowledge. The help from the administration was really satisfying and I will definitely attend another course with them in the future.

D Paravalos,

 Maran Gas Maritime

  • Seafarers aspiring to move into a marine or technical ship superintendency role
  • Early or mid-career superintendents wishing to develop and formalise their knowledge
  • General managers, operations managers and technical assistants of shipping companies
  • Allied professionals with a desire to develop a role in technical or marine superintendency
  • Shipping company personnel requiring an understanding of the work of the superintendent
  • Marine and insurance surveyors, legal and financial representatives working in the maritime industry
  • Flag, Coastal and Port State Officers plus industry consultants who interrelate with superintendents
bharat hora

Bharat Hora

Bharat has more than 30 years’ maritime industry experience. He started his career with the Shipping Corporation of India as
a junior engineer before continuing to Chief Engineer with Univan Ship Management, before taking a job ashore as a marine engineering trainer.

Since then, he has lived in various countries such as Canada, USA, Singapore, Australia and India, working in senior management positions for a shipyard, a large ship management company, a marine consultancy and a ship services company. Presently Bharat is a vessel auditor, maritime trainer and new building consultant. He is a Member of the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada and a Life Member of the Institute of Marine Engineers (India) and Institution of Naval Architects (India).

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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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This is an excellent course that opens new views for old things - it is the exact handbook for the superintendent position. Thank you.

V Sedykh, JSC "Novorossiysk Shipping Company", SCF "Novoship"

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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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  • Receive 50% off SCMS membership fee for new members who have completed the Diploma in Ship Superintendency in the year of application
  • Receive 20% off SCMS membership for existing members who have completed the Diploma in Ship Superintendency as part of their CPD in the year of doing the course

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