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Scheduled: 21 March 2024, 12 weeks
On-Demand: Start Now!

Scheduled: 21 March 2024, 12 weeks
On-Demand: Start Now!

Develop your technical knowledge and understanding of marine structures, materials, NDE and life-saving appliances

This online training course explores the core procedures and techniques applicable to surveys of vessels of all sizes, and materials including steel, aluminium, composites and wood.


If you have questions about this course, get in touch with our Education Consultants by email or on +44 (0) 20 8052 2710.

Certificate in Hull Structure, Materials and Life-Saving Appliance Survey Techniques Online Course

Core Modules

  • Module 1 – Identifying Areas of the Hull Structure
  • Module 2 – Survey of Lifting Appliances and Dry Dock Surveys
  • Module 3 – Non-Destructive Testing Methods
  • Module 4 – Inspection of Hull Structure
  • Module 5 – Materials Used in Ship Construction
  • Module 6 – Inspection of Emergency Equipment and Life-Saving Appliances

What You'll Learn:

  • How to effectively survey marine structures and LSA components in detail, including common faults, wear, damage, and acceptable limits and actions
  • Assessing the planning and execution of shipboard emergency response
  • Managing interactions and expectations with the owners and repair teams / facilities, and finding acceptable, safe and workable solutions
  • How to determine the urgency of required repairs based on survey outcome, risk to the vessel and crew, and intended voyages, including recommended restrictions and temporary requirements

How You'll Learn

Every course is broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your instructional material online
  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through the online forum to discuss subject related issues and to network with your fellow learners
  • Investigate relevant, real-world case studies
  • Apply what you learn each week to ongoing project submissions

Your Digital Badge!

You can now have a digital version of your Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Certification!

Powered by Credly, your Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Digital Badge is an online version of your credentials that contains a description of your Award, Demonstrated Skills and what it took to obtain your Certificate qualification.

Also, your Digital Badge allows you to get labor market insights data including job openings, salary ranges and selected top employers, and you can display the badge in your email signature, electronic copies of your resume and on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter!

100% Online

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs