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Lloyd's Maritime Academy Flexi: it's personal!

Dive into an unparalleled opportunity to design a bespoke training course that aligns perfectly with your unique needs and passions. Choose from 21 Modules within our Surveying & Technical portfolio, selecting 6 that will propel you to new heights.

Customise your learning journey and embark on a path of exciting discovery and professional growth with Lloyd's Maritime Academy.

Design Your Bespoke Certificate with us

✔️Customised Learning Experience

  • Tailor the course content to match your specific career goals and interests.
  • Focus on the areas most relevant to your professional development.

✔️Even more flexibility

  • 21 modules to choose from, allowing you to create a course that fits your schedule and learning style.
  • Study at your own pace, balancing your professional and personal commitments.


  • Ensure the training is directly applicable to your current job or desired career path.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices.

Choose from 21 Modules. Select 6

Explore the list below to view the available modules and to start designing your unique Lloyd's Maritime Academy Certificate!

Surveying & Technical: Industry Overview

Module A - Introduction to the Surveying Industry

This module sets the basic level of knowledge in naval architecture and stability, including the nomenclature used in the maritime industry.

Module B - Introduction to the Shipping Industry

Explore ship and cargo ownership, roles of shipping companies, global trade dynamics, maritime industry bodies, ship registers, charter parties, various insurance entities, and essential shipping contracts.

Module C - Introduction to Ship Practitioners, Insurance and Charterparties

Learn the maritime regulatory framework related to operations, ship and cargo types, classification, insurance, key roles and relationships and the principles of chartering.

Module D - History of the Shipping Industry and Global Economy, the Markets and International Organisations

Explore the core elements of the marine industry, including world trade development, demand for shipping services, economics of sea transport, international trade, trade balance and trade routes.

Regulations and Law in Surveying & Technical

Module E - Maritime Governance, Codes and Conventions

Learn how UNCLOS is a framework convention, the central nervous system of the marine regulatory landscape, supplemented and reinforced by additional codes, conventions, and organisations.

Module F - The Function, Scope and Context of Maritime Law

Grasp key maritime law concepts, national and English legal interactions, English common law specifics, challenges in maritime law, contract and tort law foundations, and more.

Module G - Carriage of Goods by Sea, Charterparties, Bills of Lading and Applicable Instruments

Diagnose the legal framework for the carriage of goods by sea, charterparties, bills of lading, contractual regulations, Hague-Visby Rules, legal protection, performance and liability aspects, and potential disputes.

Module H - Introducing Maritime Safety Management and the International Safety Management (ISM) Code

Understand ISM Code principles, research national ship legislation, grasp ISM Code demands on the maritime industry, investigate relevant legislation, and comprehend the maritime industry's complexity and the ISM Code's role within it.

Module I - The Aims, Structures and Content of the ISM Code

Apply the ISM Code, effectively construct and revise Safety Management Systems, avoid common pitfalls, confidently use these systems, and address and present solutions to Safety Management System issues

Module J - Development of Ships, Regulations, Ship Manning and Port Operations

Who makes the rules and how are the enforced? This module also covers topics including ship operations,characteristics and manning.

Module K - Ship Finance - Financing, Purchasing and Trading of Ships

Understand the significance of financial aspects in shipping business including general principles of financing ships, borrower structures, senior debt, capital markets, securitisation, leasing, hedging and more.

Module L - Registration and Classification, Ship Operations, Revenue and Costs

Understand ship registration, classification, third-party management, sale, purchase, demolition markets, charter markets, operations, trading, financial aspects, and revenue management

Module M - Maritime and Commercial Law, the Carriage of Goods by Sea and Liability

Explores the fundamentals of legal system,law ofcontract, maritime law, acquisition and ownership of ships andinternational regulations.

Module N - Marine and Cargo Insurance, P&I Clubs and the Insurance Market

Assess insurance, origins, legal background and Hull and Machinery insurance and more.

Surveying & Technical Applied

Module O - The Survey Matter

Gain a thorough understanding of statutory and class surveys, survey regimes, surveyor roles, class societies, and certification harmonisation

Module P - The Survey of Ships

Master ship surveys during construction and service, ISPS Code requirements, survey procedures, meetings, confidentiality, and handling external influences

Module Q - Safety of Surveyors

Examine safety responsibilities, survey locations, shipyard safety, working at height, confined spaces, electrical systems, water hazards, auto-start machinery, pressurized systems, rotating machinery, overhead loads, moving equipment, stored energy, and proper PPE use.

Module R - Report Writing

Learn to produce and defend comprehensive reports for owners, pre-purchase surveys, class surveys, flag state administrations, and court cases, while avoiding "dangerous wording."

Module S - Business Matters for Surveyors

Review finance, VAT, international trading, reputation management, surveyor accreditations, professional body memberships, and protecting themselves with professional indemnity, third-party liability, and key person insurance.

Module T - Maintenance Systems

Understand breakdown maintenance, explore various planned maintenance systems, and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each system.

Module U - General Principles of Cargo Surveying

Appreciate the importance of cargo surveys, recognise the surveyor's role, prepare effectively for surveys, be aware of professional negligence risks, know legal report writing aspects, and prioritise personal safety.

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