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Starting 6 September 2021

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Study legislation, regulation, implementation and enforcement of maritime safety policy

Learn about a wide range of maritime safety law issues and the implementation, application and enforcement of these in practice


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact James Cullen or call +44 (0) 78 1857 3276

Diploma in Maritime Safety Policies and Regulations

Core Modules
Core Modules
  • Module 1 - Key Institutional Stakeholders in Maritime Safety and Fundamental Concepts
  • Module 2 - The Responsibilities of States in Relation to Maritime Safety (Flag State, Coastal State and Port State)
  • Module 3 - The Challenge of the Safe and Ecological Operation of Ships (ISM Code)
  • Module 4 - The Human Element in Safe and Environmentally-Friendly Shipping
  • Module 5 - Key Issues in Ship Construction, Design and Equipment
  • Module 6 - Safety in Navigation, Maritime Traffic Management and Communication at Sea
  • Module 7 - Safety Law Relating to Passenger Ships, Bulk Carriers and Other Types of Vessels
  • Module 8 - Legislation for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods
  • Module 9 - The Safety of Fixed and Floating Offshore Platforms
  • Module 10 - From Maritime Safety to Maritime Security: The Problem of Piracy and Terrorism
  • Case Study - A Practical Guide to Safety Regulations in the Shipping Industry
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What you'll learn
What you'll learn
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the various institutional stakeholders and states in legislating, implementing and enforcing maritime safety law and policies 
  • Analyse the human element in relation to maritime safety and its legal framework 
  • Evaluate the role of communications and navigation in maritime safety law 
  • Explain how the carriage of dangerous goods is regulated at the international level Identify the specifics of different ship types for the understanding of maritime safety law Identify the ramifications of non-compliance with various safety laws; 
  • Evaluate the impact of the ISM (International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention) Code on maritime safety 
  • Explain the international legal framework governing safety of fixed and floating offshore platforms

How you'll learn
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
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Assessed and awarded by North Kent College
Assessed and awarded by North Kent College

This professional development course is of vital importance not only for safety managers who want a greater understanding of the legal aspects to their role, but also wider industry operational professionals and legal professionals who need a deeper insight into the maritime sector, particularly those involved in (or wishing to be involved in) the implementation and enforcement of maritime safety policy.

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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
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs

Past student

"Crucial study of the key maritime safety laws and how they are legislated, implemented and enforced."