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Advanced Certificate in Designated Person (DP)

Discover what it takes to become a great DP by tutored online learning.

Starts 9 February 2021

Gain an in-depth knowledge of a DP's duties

The role of the DP is key to provide structure and safety onboard a vessel. This 12 week professional development course thoroughly explores the duty of a DP to ensure the safe operation of your vessel. Delivered by part-time tutored online learning the course gives you an advanced knowledge in the requirements, duty & responsibilities of a Designated Person in six carefully constructed study modules.

This course is taught in partnership with North Kent College. 

When: 9 February 2021
Where: via Online Learning
Duration: 12 weeks part-time

Ideal for:

  • Ship managers, superintendents, and operations managers
  • Potential and existing DPs wanting accreditation
  • Technical personnel, engineers and crew managers
  • Marine and insurance surveyors and Flag, Coastal and Port State Officers
  • Shipping company personnel requiring an understanding of the DP and the ISM Code
  • Allied professionals with a desire to develop their understanding of the role of the DP

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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 the Course
  • The ISM Code and ISPS Code
  • Maritime Legislation
  • Conventions, Codes, Guidelines, Standards
  • The Designated Person and their position in the Company
  • Case Study

Learn online with the support of industry experts


Captain John Dickie

Captain Dickie has spent over 40 years in the maritime industry and is managing director of JDass Ltd.

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