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Certificate in Shipping Operations and Practices (Level 4)

Shipping a highly sophisticated and competitive industry that demands very experienced and adequately qualified personnel.

The course reflects the new and changing demands by providing learners with an in-depth coverage of the major aspects of the shipping operations and practices and also a sound knowledge of related management subjects.

The Certificate in Shipping Operations and Practices course is ideal for anybody already working in the industry and wishing to obtain the knowledge necessary for career progression. It is also suitable for learners wishing to increase their choices of entering the industry by obtaining a recognised qualification.


Practice of Shipping

Elements of Marine Insurance

International Trade and Finance

Maritime Transport Operations

Entry Requirements

  • Three GCSE’s / GCE`O’ levels and one `A’ level or equivalent qualification, or,
  • An approved Foundation Certificate

Relevant experience is taken into consideration for students 21 years of age and over who have not completed any formal qualifications.

General Learning Objectives of the Course

On completion of the course learners will:

  • Have gained a detailed knowledge of the types of shipping organisations and their operations.
  • Be aware of geographical, economic, legal and operational factors, which affect maritime transportation.
  • Have an understanding of the organisational issues, which affect the transport of goods, with particular reference to shipping.
  • Have a clear understanding of the principles of marine insurance.
  • Be able to comment on the documentation required for the transportation of cargoes.