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Certificate in Shipping Business

Study the background to commercial, legal, technical and financial drivers in the shipping sector by tutored distance learning

Starts: 22nd March 2017

The shipping industry is of global importance and this 12 week professional development course thoroughly explores the shipping sector - making it an indispensable course for shipping professionals who want to get ahead in the industry.

Delivered by part-time tutored distance learning the popular course gives you a detailed foundation to the whole of the maritime industry, including international trade and transport, in six carefully constructed study modules.

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To build your understanding of the maritime industry, this course is the leading solution for you to:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the information you need to understand the fascinating shipping industry
  • Anticipate how the maritime industry impacts on international trade and the global economy
  • Discover the various shipping markets including liner, tramp, dry bulk, liquid, container, RoRo and cruise
  • Examine the principles of financing the procurement of new and second-hand vessels, and trading
  • Describe the underpinning legal principles that all aspects of maritime law and commercial shipping are built on
  • Appreciate how marine insurance comes into play when things go wrong and how to protect against costly claims
  • Develop your technical and management shipping industry knowledge as a thorough foundation for work
  • Prepare for further study of more specialist courses

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 22nd March 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 weeks
Fees: £1549 / US$2169 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment. Take a closer look at fees
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

This course was a great experience. It's a great introduction to the business, with a lot of detailed information which is clear and easy to read. It has been very helpful in my daily work and I would recommend it to all interested in the shipping business

Juan Jose Prado, 

Commercial Analyst, Orinoco Iron, S.C.S.

This course is ideal for

  • Operations managers, fleet managers and commercial analysts requiring a whole industry overview and a clear perspective
  • Technical personnel including engineers wanting a wider business understanding
  • Investors, lawyers, financial managers and allied professionals working within the maritime sector needing a broader understanding of the industry as a whole
  • Suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, customs officers, export managers and retailers
    working in the supply chain wanting to understand the shipping business
  • Shipping industry employees moving into a new area of specialisation
  • New entrants needing a comprehensive industry background and an awareness of all areas of this complex sector
rory addison

Rory Addison LLM

Rory has over 45 years experience in the maritime industry including time with the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, Lecturing, acting as a Maritime Advisor to Government and a Strategic Advisor in marine safety management. He holds a Masters Law degree (Maritime Law) from the University of Southampton and a Maritime Studies degree from University of Wales, whilst also having lectured in maritime law at Southampton Solent University.

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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.

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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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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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