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CREW MANNING

12 weeks by distance learning

Crew retention is a top issue in shipping companies. Effective crew management is vital for shipping companies, and in today’s economy, effective manning will prove to be even more important. In order to create better working environments and keep your crew happier and safer, knowing the how-to’s is essential. This online course gives you the exact tools and knowledge for effective crew management, in just 12 short weeks.

For further information, visit: www.informaconnect.com/certificate-in-crew-manning

Course Contents:

  • Crew Recruitment
  • Crew Retention
  • Regulations relevant to crew manning (STCW, etc)
  • Ships and relationships
  • Mental Health and Crew Management
  • Automation and crewing

Ideal for:

  • Shipping personnel management
  • Crewing recruitment and placement agents to onboard and ashore managers 

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BRIDGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & NAVIGATION

This new Certificate course will explore the topic of Bridge Resource Management, with a focus on electronic navigation and watchkeeping. The course will instruct students on the latest technologies, issues and what to look for in the future as ships become more digital.

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PILOTAGE

This new course will look at topics relevant to the marine pilot, law, handling, and operational issues.

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INTERNAL AUDITOR IN SHIPPING

13 weeks by distance learning

With the changing face of shipping and the demand for auditing regimes to be addressed, there is a need for nearly everyone who is working on board a ship in a management capacity and those working ashore to be able to perform the role of an internal auditor as a minimum.

As shipping companies diversify, the need for internal auditors to meet the increasing demands increase and this is reflected in the way auditing is presented in the company framework.

Delivered by part-time tutored online learning, this course offers you the flexibility to learn with the tutoring of an industry expert while working full-time. The Certificate in Internal Auditor gives you a detailed understanding of the role of an internal auditor in shipping and teaches students to conduct an internal audit using the auditing system that their company or organisation have in place.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/ia

Course Contents:

  • Introduction and What is an Auditor and What Attributes are Required?
  • An Audit Process from Commencement to Completion and Interview Skills
  • Types of Non-Conformities and Dealing with Them
  • Audit Reporting and Action Process + Integration of Internal Audits to Meet More Than One Standard Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • The Various Standards and How They Are Applied to Shipping Companies
  • Case Study

Ideal for:

  • Auditors, quality managers, heads of quality
  • The Designated Person (DP)/Designated Person Ashore (DPA)
  • The Company Security Officer/Company Cyber Security Officer
  • Ship managers, superintendents, and operations managers wanting to understand internal auditing requirements
  • Heads of security/security managers
  • Regulatory managers/legal officers, maritime lawyers etc
  • Shipping company personnel requiring an understanding of internal auditing and its impact on shipping
  • Marine and insurance surveyors and Flag, Coastal and Port State Officers working in the maritime industry
  • Allied professionals with a desire to develop their understanding of the role of internal auditing, such as insurers, brokers, consultants and L&D personnel

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This course has been built using the many standards available but to ensure that the maritime requirements for the ISM Code, ISPS Code, MLC 2006 and the ISO standards are met.

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DESIGNATED PERSON

13 weeks by distance learning

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.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/dpa

“Excellent course. Very informative.”
Kurt French, Marine Superintendent, PSI Guyana

Course Contents:

  • 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

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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SHIP OPERATIONS

12 weeks by distance learning

The heart of any shipping company lies in the operations department: the starting point of all activities involved in running vessels. This course introduces the key operational functions within shipping organisations. It provides an essential guide to those working in (or aiming to work in) ship operations, as well as those seeking a deeper understanding of how the global shipping industry works.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/so

Course Contents:

  • Ships, Practitioners and the Maritime Industry
  • Vessel and Voyage Operations Part 1: Cargo, Charters and Documentation
  • Vessel and Voyage Operations Part 2: Commercial and Post Fixture Management
  • Crewing, Manning and Management Essentials
  • Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Management
  • Vessel Operations and Maintenance

Ideal for:

  • Shipping company professionals in operations, personnel and commercial management
  • Technical staff seeking a broader perspective on vessel and voyage activities
  • Managers and superintendents needing insight into day-to-day fleet performance
  • Officers and crew planning for a career move onshore
  • Employees starting or moving into the operations department of shipping companies
  • Personnel involved in maritime trading, distribution and logistics

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BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT

12 weeks by distance learning

The Certificate in Ballast Water Management is ideal for those who need guidance on the implications surrounding the ballast water management regulations and how it affects shipping operations. This course will explain why such regulations are needed, what they cover and how they’re applied - including a look at treatment technology, sampling and monitoring, as well as risk assessment.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/bw

Course Contents:

  • Ballast Water - An Overview
  • The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention and Implementation
  • Roles and Responsibilities within Ballast Water Management
  • Ballast Water Treatment Technologies
  • Sampling and Monitoring
  • Ballast Water Risk Assessment

Ideal for:

  • Shipping Companies - technical directors, marine engineers, directors, superintendents, fleet managers, quality managers, internal auditors, DPAs, heads of regulation, surveyors, ship owners, heads of environment, sustainability, ballast water management
  • Ballast water technology management suppliers - managing directors, technical directors, sales and marketing
  • Associated personnel (legal/insurance/government)

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BUNKERING OPERATIONS & MANAGEMENT

12 weeks by distance learning

The Certificate in Bunkering Operations and Management is an important course for anyone involved with bunker fuel. It delivers an in-depth understanding of the industry, the way the market operates, commercial, technical and operational considerations, as well as how the industry is regulated.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/cb

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to the Bunker Industry
  • Marine Fuels: Production, Standards, Specifications and Blending
  • Bunkering Operations, Procedures and Handling
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Regulations and Compliance
  • Commercial and Financial Considerations: Sale and Purchase, Pricing and Hedging
  • Legal and Contractual Issues

Ideal for:

  • Suppliers, refiners, traders and brokers wanting to perfect their understanding of technical, physical and commercial issues
  • Shipowners, company executives, superintendents and cost controllers looking to develop their knowledge of legal, contractual and regulatory bunkering issues
  • Lawyers, insurers, mediators, solicitors and other legal professionals dealing with bunker sales and disputes
  • Oil and gas professionals needing to become familiar with the commercial bunker market
  • Industry regulators, testing agency staff, port agents and port safety personnel requiring wider industry knowledge
  • New entrants to the bunker sector requiring a detailed understanding of the business and wider support roles

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CONTAINER SHIPPING

12 weeks by distance learning

With the industry requiring increasingly skilled and knowledgeable people to carry out the many business and technical operations involved in shipping and trade, this course fulfils professional development requirements. With companies having to regularly review their strategic direction, undertake cost reduction and revenue raising initiatives to address margins and tackle market challenges, this course provides a thorough underpinning knowledge.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/fcs

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Container Shipping, Principles, Evolution and Trade Routes
  • Container Ship Characteristics, Terminology, Layout and Stowage Planning
  • The Container: Types, Terminology, Management, Packing and Security
  • Container Logistics, Supply Chain Principles, Port and Terminal Operations and Operators
  • Container Shipping Costs, Revenue and Freight Rates
  • Container Shipping Business, Regulations and Documentation

Ideal for:

  • Shippers, carriers, forwarders and agents needing detailed sector knowledge
  • Maritime authorities, terminal and port operators
  • Freight, transport, logistics, distribution and supply chain professionals
  • Suppliers, exporters, manufacturers, distributors and retailers aiming to streamline supply chains
  • Commercial, marketing, customer service, operations and business development personnel
  • Seafarers wishing to know more about the sector and considering shore based roles
  • Professionals in insurance, law, finance, planning and government
  • Graduate entrants, new employees and existing staff seeking rapid knowledge development

Members of the IAPH are eligible for a 15% discount on the fees for this course

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SHIPPING BUSINESS

12 weeks by distance learning

The core shipping industry course from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy. To get ahead in the international maritime industry it is vital that you have a thorough knowledge of the whole shipping sector. Choose this course for a comprehensive overview of the industry from operational management, commercial, economic and legal perspectives. Whether you are a seafarer wanting to increase your understanding, a company employee seeking to widen your horizon, a new entrant to a business needing to build your knowledge, working in an allied support sector, or senior management wanting to gain a good understanding of the shipping industry, everyone will benefit from this thorough introduction to the subject.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/csb

Course Contents:

  • Shipping Industry and the Global Economy, the Markets and International Organisations
  • Development of Ships, Regulation, International Conventions, Ship Manning and Port Operations
  • Ship Finance — Financing, Purchasing and Trading of Ships
  • Registration and Classification, Ship Operations, Revenues and Costs
  • Maritime and Commercial Law, the Carriage of Goods by Sea and Liability
  • Marine and Cargo Insurance, P&I Clubs and the Insurance Market

Ideal for:

  • Operations managers, fleet managers and commercial analysts requiring a whole industry overview and a clear perspective
  • Technical personnel including engineers wanting a wider business understanding
  • Investors, lawyers, financial managers and allied professionals working within the maritime sector needing a broader understanding of the industry as a whole
  • Suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, customs officers, export managers and retailers working in the supply chain wanting to understand the shipping business
  • Shipping industry employees moving into a new area of specialisation
  • New entrants needing a comprehensive industry background and an awareness of all areas of this complex sector

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VESSEL VALUATION

12 weeks by distance learning

How do you put a price on a ship? This course shows you how experienced valuers acquire knowledge, gather data and interpret information about vessels and markets to arrive at a pragmatic and impartial figure for their clients. Shipping professionals who offer valuation services rely on many years’ industry experience to refine their skills. However, their approach is based on a set of fundamental principles, resources and techniques which are presented in this programme, allowing you to understand the basic elements of ship appraisal and start applying them in practice. The course materials put valuation in context, examining the many reasons for vessel valuations and the role and expectations of key parties.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/vv

Course Contents:

  • Ship Valuation/Appraisal in Context: Purposes and Perspectives
  • Knowledge, Experience and Resources to Value Vessels
  • The Ship Sale and Purchase Market
  • Ship Valuation Approaches and Techniques
  • Newbuildings and Resale; Guidance and Advice for Valuers
  • Practical Application of Vessel Valuation

Ideal for:

  • Ship owners, managers and company executives wanting to learn how a vessel’s value is calculated
  • Marine surveyors, engineers, naval architects and inspectors seeking awareness of appraisal approaches
  • Shipbrokers aiming to extend expertise by gaining insight into valuation methodologies, tools and resources
  • Financiers, accountants, analysts and investors wishing to understand shipping asset valuation
  • Maritime law, insurance, claims, and regulatory professionals needing foundation knowledge of valuation principles

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VESSEL MAINTENANCE

12 weeks by distance learning

This vessel maintenance course instructs students as to why planned maintenance is vital to a ship’s operations, how to perform this and what to watch out for in maintenance management. It is a perfect introduction to understanding vessel operations.  It also identifies how proactive vessel maintenance can help a ship run better, keep expensive machinery failures down, as well as be more environmentally efficient.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/vm

Course Contents:

  • The role of machinery in contributing to the business of operating ships
  • The importance of watchkeeping in keeping the machinery reliable
  • Planning and organising maintenance
  • Different types of planned maintenance systems
  • The process for planning maintenance and preparations
  • Staff and crew training

Ideal for:

  • Marine engineers
  • Technical managers
  • Technology managers
  • Technical engineers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Chief engineers
  • Safety officers
  • HVAC managers
  • Energy managers
  • Ship managers
  • Technical superintendents
  • Crew managers
  • Crew officers
  • Surveyors/consultants
  • Legal professionals
  • Insurance and other allied firms.

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SHIP MANAGEMENT

12 weeks by distance learning

This is the only online course that offers students the essential and basic principles of ship management. Designed by the same tutor as our renowned Diploma in Ship Management, this is the best kick-starter to build your knowledge and grow your career in the maritime industry.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/csm

Course Contents:

  • Crew Recruitment
  • Crew Retention
  • Regulations relevant to crew manning (STCW, etc)
  • Ships and relationships
  • Mental Health and Crew Management
  • Automation and crewing

Ideal for:

  • Shipping personnel management
  • Crewing recruitment and placement agents to onboard and ashore managers 

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SHIP & PORT AGENCY

Exploring the agents’ essential duties and obligations to the ship or cargo owner in port, and the vital role they play in the supply chain

12 months by distance learning

Ship and port agents provide a varied and vital role within the overall supply chain and operate in a highly competitive marketplace for their services. The increasing complexity of the sector requires well-trained and highly educated people to enter the profession. Rapid change in the supply chain requires existing agents to engage in CPD and ensure they stay on top of their profession. The course includes a thorough examination of the modern agent’s role, the different services required and provided, core commercial skills, legal issues for agents, and the latest contemporary issues in the sector.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/spa

Course Contents:

  • Ships and the Maritime Environment
  • The Work of the Ship and Port Agent
  • Commercial Relationships
  • Ship Documentation
  • Cargo Documentation
  • What Agents Need to Know about Chartering
  • Port Agency Operations
  • Legal Aspects of Ship and Port Agency and Insurance
  • Finance, Accounting, Credit Management
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Case Study: Current Issues in Ship and Port Agency

Ideal for:

  • Early or mid-career ship and port agents wishing to develop their knowledge
  • Experienced agents wishing to update their knowledge and prepare for fresh challenges
  • General managers and operations managers at agency companies
  • Seafarers wanting to move into a shore based role with an agency
  • Professionals wishing to develop a role in ship and port agency
  • Shipping company personnel wishing to understand the work of the agent

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CREW MANAGEMENT

Develop best practice in the recruitment, development, management and retention of sea-going personnel for shipping company and crewing agency employees

12 months by distance learning

Crew management plays a vital role in the maritime industry, whether carried out in-company, by a third party crew manager or using a crewing agency. With increasing demands from regulations and technology on the modern seafarer’s skills requirement, crew competence, management and retention has never been more important. The Diploma in Crew Management is the most thorough professional development course for anyone involved in crew recruitment and management in shipping companies and third parties.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/cm

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Crew Management
  • The 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

Ideal for:

  • HR managers, fleet personnel managers and crew management personnel working for shipping companies
  • Seafarers preparing for a shore-based role
  • Maritime welfare organisation employees and representatives of seafarer professional bodies
  • Crewing agents and recruiters, along with maritime training providers
  • Legal and insurance professionals, plus personnel from other service providers
  • Flag State and other government personnel

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SHIP MANAGEMENT

The leading international professional development qualification for current and future ship managers

12 months by distance learning

The Diploma in Ship Management continues to be the ideal professional development course for existing ship managers, prospective ship managers and for those who work alongside the ship management sector. The shipping industry is constantly evolving and for those working within its many facets, one major problem is keeping up-to-date with the pace of these changes. This distance learning programme furnishes you with the skills, knowledge and tools you need to keep up to date and assist your career to either becoming or understanding the essential role of the ship manager.

For further information, visit: www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/sm

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to the Shipping Industry & The Role of the Ship Manager
  • The Skills Set of a Ship Manager
  • Maritime Legislation
  • The Four Pillars of Quality Shipping
  • The ISM Code - ISPS Code – PSC – IMDG Code
  • Maritime Certification and the Inspection Bodies
  • Maritime ISO Standards and their application
  • Financial Controls - Budgeting
  • Ship Types and their Operation
  • Introduction to Cargo Calculations
  • Case Study: Managing a Ship Management Company

Ideal for:

  • Fleet managers, ship managers, yacht managers and support personnel seeking to develop their knowledge
  • Seafarers preparing for future career paths
  • Superintendents, technical managers and marine operations personnel seeking career development
  • Business development managers, commercial managers and quality assurance personnel
  • Government staff, regulators and allies, support professionals and consultants

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