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Starting 8 November 2021
Delivered by digital learning over 12 weeks
Starting 8 November 2021

Delivered by digital learning over 12 weeks

Learn about the operational functions within shipping companies

Study ship operations and the role of the shipping company operations department

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT

Apply before 24 September 2021 & save 10%. Need more information about this course? Email us or call +44 (0) 20 8052 0602.

Certificate in Ship Operations

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Ships, Practitioners and the Maritime Industry
  • Module 2 - Vessel and Voyage Operations. Part 1: Cargo, Charters and Documentation
  • Module 3 - Vessel and Voyage Operations Part 2: Commercial and Post Fixture Management
  • Module 4 - Crewing, Manning and Management Essentials
  • Module 5 - Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Management
  • Module 6 - Vessel Operations and Maintenance

What you'll learn

  • The maritime regulatory framework related to operations, ship and cargo types, classification, insurance, key roles and relationships and the principles of chartering.
  • The concepts of vessel and voyage operations.
  • Dealing with commercial voyage management, bunker management procurement (or purchasing), handling disbursement accounts, post-fixture issues and analysis including freight collection and checking Master’s General Accounts.
  • The human element of shipping, discussing people management and highlighting the importance of human resources planning.
  • The current legislation in effect, and how the industry relies on this legislation.
  • The vessel operations from an owner’s perspective. Ship management involves all activities that maximise the operational efficiency and physical condition of a vessel throughout its working life in compliance with the requirements of industry regulations.

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 - 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.

Why choose Lloyd's Maritime Academy

  • 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