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Starting 14 March 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 weeks (Part-time)

Starting 14 March 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 weeks (Part-time)

Gain the knowledge and tools essential for managing marine pollution

Explore pollution issues, regulations, management strategies and contingency planning to minimise the environmental impact of shipping and offshore activities.


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

Certificate in Marine Pollution Prevention & Management

Core Modules

  • Module 1  Pollution in Context: Causes and Effects, Governance, Regulations and Enforcement
  • Module 2  Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Module 3  Ballast Water and Other Marine Pollutants
  • Module 4  Oil Pollution and Offshore Activities
  • Module 5  Measurement and Management Systems
  • Module 6  Legal Issues, Including Insurance and Compensation

What you'll learn

  • The nature of casualties involving ships, pollution risks from vessels in distress, international, regional and local bodies, marine pollution control law, classification societies and salvors.
  • Air pollution problem and overview of regulatory and non regulatory emission control initiatives
  • Environmental threats from the use of ballast water, anti-fouling systems, chemical pollution, bilge water/waste oil, ship scrapping and recycling.
  • The fundamentals of oil pollution, pollution risks in offshore oil and gas operations
  • The international instruments, the concept of limitation of liability in shipping, assessment and handling of claims, criminal liability, including prosecution and detention, US approach to liability and compensation and presents synthesis and application of lessons learnt through case studies.

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