Professional Studies

You can turn your vocational skills into professional qualifications. Find out how to gain a diploma in just one-year.

Lloyd's Maritime Academy                                           


The Marine Society recognises the particular value of Lloyd’s Maritime Academy’s programmes for seafarers. British and EU seafarers can receive a 15% discount on all Lloyd's Maritime Academy professional diplomas. These tutored distance learning courses are accredited by North Kent College and may provide recognition of prior learning for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. Lloyd's Maritime Academy is the world’s largest provider for professional maritime development, working with leading academic and industry bodies to provide accredited education and training.

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eBSI academy courses

Marine Society has partnered with Integrated Learning Solutions (ILS) to offer an online learning suite which will allow Marine Society beneficaries to follow a learning path that reflects their own interests and career development needs.

Explore the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) catalogue of eBSI Export Academy which includes courses in the areas of International Trade, Trade Finance, Export Sales, Management and Leadership, Health and Safety, Microsoft Office Tools, Human Resources and Digital Marketing, as well as substantial courses in the areas of personal and career development. 

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How to apply

To find out more details, please call us on: 020 7654 7050 or email:

These programmes are already competitively priced, but provided you meet other eligibility criteria (UK seafarers only) and subject to the availability of funds, we can also offer you a Worcester Scholarship to further reduce the cost.

Vocational qualifications at Sea