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In-Company Training

Surveying essentials for vessels under 24m registered length

This qualification gives you the knowledge to assist personal and professional development.

Industry & Subject Expert Course Authors

Plus! Your Course Director
Captain Cliff Brand
Chief Executive
Gibraltar Port Authority

About Distance Learning

Flexible, easily accessible, cost effective, global classroom.

Just some of the reasons why it is the best training solution for you.

Small Craft Surveying: In-company training for your business

Distance learning, instructor led workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery for corporate groups.

Diploma in Small Craft Surveying: A world renowned qualification, now in its 11th year

Programme Overview - 12 month online Diploma in Small Craft Surveying

This Diploma in Small Craft Surveying qualification focuses on vessels of less than 350 tonnes and up to 24 metres registered length and is designed to support the valuable and important work that marine surveyors around the world carry out.

This small craft surveying training course covers;
> Topics of specific concern to this part of the industry,
> Practicalities of surveying smaller vessels,
> Commercial knowledge for those running or wishing to run their own surveying business.

This professional development diploma also aims to recruit future surveyors into the industry. Not just from the dwindling number of seafaring professionals but also from non-seafarers that have the academic ability and interest in learning about the surveying of small craft.

We understand the maritime world is truly international and in order to give students every opportunity to study, the chosen delivery method for the course is by distance learning as this eliminates geographical boundaries and barriers.

Download the latest Diploma in Small Craft Surveying distance learning course prospectus here.

Distance Learning Prospectus

Distance Learning Prospectus

Distance learning prospectus


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Choice of specialist modules:

•    Inland waterways and canal craft

•    Power leisure vessels and sail leisure vessels

•    Fishing vessels

•    Small commercial craft

Download the latest Diploma in Small Craft Surveying distance learning course prospectus here for the full course content.


    "This course is a great way to learn something new which relates to my experience"
    Michael Hardy
    VT Group
    "The course provided me with the content and information required to set up, run and maintain a successful Small Craft Surveying business, in addition to mentoring and allowing me to improve my report writing and communication skills. Completing the assignments was particularly enjoyable as it meant I, as the student, had to complete further research and learned a lot more through this method"
    Irish Naval Service
    "A well rounded course for both those with little experience and those who wish to specialise in particular areas of Small Craft."
    Fergus Meek
    "I liked the way the course was designed. Distance learning was new to me and required a new way of working and thinking. The course materials were well constructed and helpful. I have suggested to some friends that they should consider doing a course with the Maritime Academy"
    Alan Scott
    Teacher of Chemistry and Guidance
    "I really enjoyed the course and am very pleased with what I have learnt so far. I believe this course to be a great prelude to actually going out and getting some practical experience in small craft surveying"
    Marco Rummery
    "I found the course challenging but very rewarding. Well worth the effort."
    Peter Hall
    Hall Marine Surveys

Past students represent some of these companies:

  • AC Marine Services Ltd
  • Air Canada Jazz
  • Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd
  • Anthony AL Mattheou & Associates
  • Assosciated British Ports
  • Babcock Deference Services
  • BMT Nigel Gee
  • Burgess Crew Services
  • CallMac Ferries Ltd
  • Castle Insurance
  • Chase Marine Ltd
  • Cygnus Narrowboats Ltd
  • Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (South Australia)
  • Department of Defence (Australia)
  • EMP Coposites
  • Estuary Services Ltd
  • Executive Ship Management Pte. Ltd
  • Foreland Shipping Ltd
  • Forth Ports PLC
  • G.M.S Ltd
  • Gardline Surveys
  • Gemini Dawn Ent
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Gulmar Offshore Middle East LLC
  • H2Oceanic
  • IMF Technical Services Limited
  • Integrity Yachting
  • James Fisher Defence Ltd
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • KND Naval Design
  • Lamnalco Group
  • Le Boat Shop
  • Lloyds Register EMEA
  • M/Y Shoshanna
  • Macs Marine
  • Maritime Constructions
  • Masouras Bros. Shipping Company Ltd
  • Mayhill Technology (UK) Ltd
  • Miacle Ltd
  • MOD (Army)
  • MPI Workboats Ltd
  • National Inland Waterways Authority
  • Nordic Tankers Marine AS
  • Norfield Offshore AS
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • Norweigan Maritime Directorate
  • Ocean Risk Management
  • Osprey Marine
  • PNG National Maritime Safety Authority
  • Premier Service Marine Engineering Ltd
  • Red Buoy Marine Surveyors, LLC
  • Resort Municipality of Whistler
  • Ribs Marine Services LLP
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Branch office Finland
  • Saint Lucia Ait and Sea Ports Authority
  • Searles Boulevard
  • Sharpes Marine Services Ltd
  • Shoreham Port Authority
  • Sileby Mill Boatyard
  • SMIT Marine Canada
  • Solas Marine Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
  • Speciality Yacht Sales Ltd
  • St Helena Fisheries Group
  • Subsea 7
  • Sunseeker International
  • Svitzer Marine Ltd
  • Sy 'Oleana'
  • Targe Towing
  • The Master Group LP
  • The Moorings
  • The Shipowners Protection Ltd
  • Thornton Marine Limited
  • Tolvil Marine Ltd
  • Tough Surveys Ltd
  • Tower Marine Ltd
  • Trident Marine Services LLC
  • UK Marine Ltd
  • Union Chandlery Ltd
  • Valuas Belgium
  • Vela International Marine Ltd
  • Vitalendlease
  • Whitmill Trust Company Limited
  • Willem Doorduin

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MSc in Marine Surveying (Top up)

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Marine Surveying have the opportunity to carry their credits forward and top up to a Masters of Science delivered in partnership between Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and Middlesex University.

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