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Diploma in Small Craft Surveying

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

Commences: 28th April 2017

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.

  • Explain the unique nature of the small craft surveying business
  • Identify the various professional skills required by the marine surveyor for conducting surveys on small craft vessels
  • Analyse the role of the marine surveyor in relation to clients, insurance companies, classification societies and regulatory bodies
  • Describe the methodology required to prepare for and perform various types of survey on small craft
  • Understand small craft and their structure from a naval architecture perspective
  • Discuss the marine survey business with clients with a view to offering accurate, valuable marine survey services
  • Demonstrate a clear, logical approach to performing marine surveys

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College
Start date: 28th April 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
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

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

The Diploma in Small Craft Surveying Distance learning course is designed not just to recruit future surveyors, but non-seafarers that have the academic ability and interest in learning about the surveying of small craft, including;

  • Captains
  • Chief Engineers
  • Chief Officers / First Officers
  • Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Marine Surveyors
  • Masters
  • Principal / Ship Owners
  • Self Employed
  • Surveyors
  • Technical Surveyors
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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 has developed his skills in the marine surveying industry and now holds recognition as an Associate of both the ‘Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)’ and the ‘Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS)

Find out more about Karl and the other expert course tutors.


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

Peter Hall, Hall Marine Surveys

Ready to apply?

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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Partnered with The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS)

  • 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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