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Starting 11 September 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Starting 11 September 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Thorough and practical insight into the specialist requirements for purchasing in the shipping sector

Study the strategic and operational side of purchasing, procurement and supply of goods and services

In Partnership with North Kent College


If you have questions or you would like to talk to one of our Education Consultants, get in touch! Contact +44 (0) 20 8052 2710 for extra details.

Diploma in Marine Purchasing

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Management
  • Module 2 - Fundamental Ship Knowledge
  • Module 3 - Supplier Management
  • Module 4 - Developing Purchasing Strategy
  • Module 5 - Inventory Management
  • Module 6 - Maritime Supply Chain Automation and Systems
  • Module 7 - Finance, Accounting and Business Analysis
  • Module 8 - Legal Issues of Marine Purchasing Contracts
  • Module 9 - Global Logistics and International Purchasing
  • Module 10 - International Maritime Controls
  • Module 11 - Case Study: Purchasing Management

What you'll learn

  • Discuss the difference between purchasing, procurement and supply chain management
  • Recognise and differentiate between vessel types and their equipment requirements
  • Discuss sourcing methodology
  • Describe the different types of risk and related regulations
  • Describe the categories of goods and services
  • Describe the difference in requirements for an office and vessel based purchasing system
  • Explain how services and goods are costed
  • Describe the principal concepts of law relevant to contracts
  • Identify the major documentation for international logistics
  • Identify the key international organisations in maritime and international trade

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
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs