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Diploma in Marine Purchasing

Study the international management of procurement, contracting and supply in the maritime industry - online professional development

Starts: 15 May 2020

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Diploma in Marine Purchasing 

Covering key topics required by today's purchasing and supply professionals this professional development diploma qualification has equal relevance for purchasing practitioners in ship owning, ship operating and ship management companies as well as ship suppliers.

When: 15 May 2020
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:

  • Purchasing, procurement and commercial specialists in the shipping and off-shore industry
  • Manufacturing and service suppliers to the maritime sector, plus merchandisers, ship suppliers and chandlers
  • Ship management teams
  • Ship officers - deck and engineering interested in developing their procurement knowledge
  • Shipyard personnel and ship superintendents
  • Legal, insurance and financial roles supporting the buying and supply process

Course Modules
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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 Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Management
  • Fundamental Ship Knowledge
  • Supplier Management
  • Developing Purchasing Strategy
  • Inventory Management
  • On Site Risk Assessment and Investigation Management
  • Finance, Accounting and Business Analysis
  • Legal Issues of Marine Purchasing Contracts
  • Global Logistics and International Purchasing
  • International Maritime Controls
  • Purchasing Management


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

" Very interesting and well structured course. It puts together the knowledge that all purchasers should have during their day to day operation "

I. Ventouris, Almi Tankers S.A.

Course Director


Bharat Hora
Chief Engineer

Bharat has more than 30 years maritime experience. He started his career with the Shipping Corporation of India as a junior engineer in 1980, after graduating from the Directorate of Marine Engineering Training. He continued to rise in ranks, sailing as Chief Engineer for three years with Univan Ship Management, before taking a job ashore as a marine engineering trainer. 

He is a Member of IMarEST and Supply Chain Management Association of Canada and a Life Member of the Institute of Marine Engineers (India) and Institution of Naval Architects (India).

Find out more about Bharat and our other tutors.

" All aspects of the course are beneficial and can be applied to my daily role. It is an intense course but is delivered in a way that allows you to fit it around your work schedule "

L. Carey Bibby Ship Management Ltd

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The Diploma in Marine Purchasing 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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