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Glasgow Martime Academy delivers Designated Person Ashore Course every month as class room based or anytime  access if the candidate requires online course.


Course Duration: 2 days


Course dates: Every Month. Can be started any date online. For classroom course please email or phone us on 01415542248


Venue: Glasgow, Online or in your office worldwide.


Availibility: YES. If you need any last minute slots please contact us on our phone number.


Course Eligibility:  There is no minimum requirement to attend the course but candidates who would want to work as as DPA eventually should meet criteia as below;


1. A qualification from a tertiary institution within a relevant field of management, engineering or physical science or


2. An STCW management level qualification and seagoing experience as a ship's officer or


3. Other formal education combined with not less than three years' practical senior level experience in ship management operation.


Course Fee: Classroom Based £ 920/-

                     Online - £920/-


Course Description


This course fulfils the IMO MSC-MEPC.7/Circ.6 "Guideline on the qualification, training and experience necessary for undertaking the role of the Designated Person under the provisions of the ISM Code".

According to the ISM Code the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) plays a key role in the effective implementation of a Safety Management System and takes responsibility for verification and monitoring of all safety and pollution prevention activities. To comply with the ISM Code a shipping company should be able to provide documentary evidence that the DPA has received sufficient training to undertake the necessary duties.

In this course the participants will be fully prepared to assume the role of DPA. This means providing them with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to implement and maintain the company’s SMS as required by the ISM Code.



Course Content


1 – Introduction / Objectives

2 – Management systems in Shipping and Requirements for Companies

3 – Implementation and Maintenance of the SMS.

4 – The Role of the Designated Person.

5 – Background, Purpose & 2015 amendments to I S M code.

6 – Mandatory Regulations, Codes, Guidelines, Standards.

7 – Risk Assessment.

8 – Accident Investigation.

9 – Stakeholders in Shipboard Operations and Marine Insurance.

10 – Technical and Operational Aspects of Safety Management

11 – Management System Audits and Certification under ISM.

12 – Effective Communication.


Who Should Attend


Shipping Companies;


Quality managers;

Designated persons;

Nautical officers;


All those wishing to act the Role of DPA along with all office Personnel involved in ISM implementation;

Practicing cargo agents;

Freight forwarders;

Cargo Claim officers;

Shipping officers;

Shipping Industry starters;

Cargo consolidators.



Contact Us


To enquire use the form on the right or contact Kiera on


Tel. 0044-1415542248

Email. [email protected]


For Alternative dates or last minute slots phone up Kyra on 01415542248

Designated Person Ashore Course - Nautical Institute approved - Online or Class Room Based.

Key content


the history, background and implications of the ISM Code

the content and objectives of the ISM Code

administrations, recognised organisations and the certification regime

management system concepts and principles

interpretation of the requirements of the ISM Code and how a ship management company may achieve compliance

demonstration of compliance with the requirements of the ISM Code by means of records and other objective evidence.

What will you learn?


a basic understanding of management system principles

an understanding of the ISM Code as a management system model

an understanding of risk and its management

knowledge of the processes involved in the design, development, implementation and continual improvement of an effective system in the context of shipping operations

a practical approach to the interpretation and application of the ISM Code

a thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of the conduct and reporting of audits.

* Required

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