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Diploma in Crew Management

Develop and apply best practice in sea-going personnel recruitment, development, management & retention with this distance learning course

Starts 17 February 2021

Your Qualification in Crew Management and Agency

The diploma provides up to date and essential information to crew recruitment and placement agents as well as those working in the ship manning and training sector. As an international marine professional development qualification the Diploma in Crew Management programme focuses on the principal maritime labour markets, and sets the standard for professionalism in crew management.

When: 17 February 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
Qualification: Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College

Ideal for: This Diploma in Crew Management qualification is a must for anyone involved within shipping personnel management. From crewing recruitment and placement agents to onboard and ashore managers, the titles that will benefit from the course are:

  • Fleet Personnel Manager
  • Crew Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Fleet Personnel Officer
  • HR Manager


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100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • Introduction to Crew Management
  • Regulatory Framework of the Industry
  • Details of the Regulations that affect Crew Managers
  • Crew Welfare
  • Crew Management Operations
  • Relationship with Authorities and Principals (Shipowners and Ship managers)
  • P&I Cover of Seafarers 
  • Finance for Crew Management
  • Essential Legal Issues that affect Crew Management
  • The Challenges facing Maritime Human Resource Management

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

" Even with an extensive crew manager experience, I have learnt a lot from this course and can fully recommend it to both new entrants and experienced staff. "

                                           Capt. Dimos Psyllakis, Prime Marine Management Inc.

Course Director

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Darrell Bate

Darrell began his career with the Cunard Steamship Company Ltd at the age of 16 and later moved to general cargo vessels. He came ashore to take up a ship operations post with Kearvaig Shipping, the UK operator for Salen Shipping, before moving to Genchem Chartering. A member of the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers, he worked as shipbroker with Baltic Exchange-based Van Ommeren Marine.  More recently Darrell has retrained as an NVQ Trainer/Assessor, and studied for a Certificate in Education and BSc in Education and Training, which was followed by roles including lecturer, Head of School, Quality Manager and Senior Manager, plus being an Ofsted inspector. His current role is the lead manager for performance and data at a large London further education college.

Darrell is joined by a host of expert authors, you can read more here.

Very interesting course, useful information, good guidelines to good manning strategy.

                                                                   A Bihr, Scan Geophysical

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MBA (Crew Management) - Diploma Continuation

The Diploma in Crew Management has been academically assessed to provide 60 credits of prior learning accreditation towards a unique MBA delivered in partnership between IBC Academy and Middlesex University.


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