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Diploma in Small Craft Surveying
Starting 17 April 2023
Delivered by digital learning over 12 months
Starting 17 April 2023

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Aimed specifically at surveyors of small commercial and leisure vessels

Specialise in small craft surveying and focus on vessels up to 24 metres in registered length.


Apply before 10 February to save 10%. Need more information about this course? Email us or call +44 (0) 20 8052 2710.

Diploma in Small Craft Surveying

Core Modules

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Small Craft Surveying
  • Module 2  – Naval Architecture for Small Craft
  • Module 3 – Small Craft Engineering & Systems
  • Module 4 – Stability of Small Craft
  • Module 5 – Small Craft Surveys and Repairs
  • Module 6 – Survey Management and Reporting
  • Module 7 – Health & Safety for Surveyors
  • Module 8 – Marine Law relating to Surveying & Surveyors
  • Module 9 – Marine Insurance for Surveyors
  • Module 10 – Business Skills for the Surveyor
  • Module 11 – Specialist modules – students choose to study at least one of the following:
    • A – Inland Waterways and Canal Craft
    • B – Power Leisure and Sail Leisure Vessels
    • C – Fishing Vessels
    • D – Small Commercial Craft

What you'll learn

  • The practicalities of surveying small pleasure and commercial craft 
  • Legislative issues, regulatory bodies, codes and conventions specific to small pleasure and commercial craft 
  • Technical skills required for hull, structural and engineering surveys of small pleasure and commercial craft 
  • Commercial skills and knowledge required to run a successful surveying business

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 – 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