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Starting 15 April 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Starting 15 April 2024

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.

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

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. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs