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Diploma in Small Craft Surveying

Aimed specifically at surveyors of small commercial and leisure vessels - training course by distance learning

Starts 19 November 2019

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Diploma in Small Craft Surveying

This small craft specific diploma has enabled over 3,000+ participants to specialise in small craft surveying and focuses on vessels up to 24 metres in registered length. The detailed syllabus provides marine surveyors, potential marine surveyors and associated maritime professionals with a qualification that gives them the knowledge to assist personal and professional development.

When: 19 November 2019
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College

Ideal for:

  • Captains
  • Chief Engineers
  • Chief Officers / First Officers
  • Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Marine Surveyors
  • Masters
  • Principal / Ship Owners
  • Self Employed
  • Surveyors
  • Technical Surveyors

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning



  • Introduction to Small Craft Surveying
  • Naval Architecture for Small Craft
  • Small Craft Engineering & Systems
  • Stability of Small Craft
  • Small Craft Surveys and Repairs
  • Survey Management and Reporting
  • Health & Safety for Surveyors
  • Marine Law relating to Surveying & Surveyors
  • Marine Insurance for Surveyors
  • Business Skills for the Surveyor

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

"Well thought out course with modules that can be easily followed, covering the basic needs of someone entering the field of small vessel surveying."

                                                       M Smith, HM Coastguard

Course Director

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Karl Pizzey

Karl Pizzey is currently the General Manager and Ship Surveyor at ‘Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants Ltd’. Having previously been involved in the Further and Higher Education system in a technical capacity for eight years.

Karl is a previous student of the Diploma Course in Small Craft Surveying and completed the course with distinction and now brings first-hand experience of the course, and his subsequent career, training and experience, for the benefit of course participants.

"I found the course challenging but very rewarding. Well worth the effort."

                                                  Peter Hall, Hall Marine Surveys

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MSc Marine Operations

Graduates of the Diploma in Small Craft Surveying can apply to continue their studies to the MSc Marine Operations with Middlesex University with advanced standing entry.  This continuation route has only been recognised for graduates of the Lloyd's Maritime Academy Diploma.


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Recognised by the The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS) as contributing to an individual member’s CPD requirements.

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

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