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Starting 19 November 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Starting 19 November 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

This is the ideal distance-learning course for those in heavy lift operations and supporting sectors.

Professional development for those working in heavy lift operations or supporting sectors

In Partnership with North Kent College


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Diploma in Heavy Lift and Project Cargo Operations

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Introduction to the Heavy Lift and Transport Industry
  • Module 2 - Dimensions, Weights and Forces
  • Module 3 - Rigging and Lashing
  • Module 4 - Heavy Transport
  • Module 5 - Heavy Lifting
  • Module 6 - Load Outs
  • Module 7 - Maintenance, Inspection and Documentation
  • Module 8 - Project Cargoes
  • Module 9 - Planning Stowage Aboard Ships and Barges
  • Module 10 - Health and Safety
  • Module 11 - Case Study -Planning and Coordination of a Heavy Lift on to a Heavy Lift Vessel

What you'll learn

  • Describe how a heavy lift project works from planning to completion.
  • Describe the different types of equipment, their functions and where they will be applied.
  • Evaluate the impact of dimensions, gravity and weight.
  • Explain the principles of heavy lifting, jacking, rigging and cargo securing.
  • Discuss suspension and stability, load charts and how they are used.
  • Discuss relevant maritime regulations together with health and safety requirements.
  • Identify issues involved in heavy lift accidents.
  • Explain how to maintain heavy lift and associated equipment and how to apply PM programmes.
  • Define the various standards, codes, rules and guidelines applicable to each aspect of heavy lift and project cargo operations.

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

Assessed and awarded by North Kent College

Delivered in partnership between the National Maritime Training Centre at North Kent College and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the course 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.  

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
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs


The Certificate in Heavy Lift teaches you the key principles involved in heavy lift operations

16 weeks | Online | Starts 14 November 2023