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Designated Person Ashore

About this course

  This course is for newly promoted, deputy and current DPAs to meet requirements for CPD (continued professional development).

Other shore and sea staff requiring knowledge of the responsibilities, problems and potential liabilities involved with the DPA role will also benefit from this course. The course concludes with a management review exercise.

Subject areas covered include:  

  • ISM introduction
  • The external view of the status of the ISM code
  • Audit requirements and techniques
  • DPA – requirements and responsibilities
  • Human factors and ISM 
  • Issues for the DPA role holder
  • Performance management and KPIs
  • Reporting, analysis and actions
  • Legal issues
  • Risk assessment
  • Self preservation
  • Management of change

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Wednesday 11 December 2019 Yes £965 Book
Wednesday 15 January 2020 Yes £965 Book
Wednesday 25 March 2020 Yes £965 Book
Wednesday 20 May 2020 Yes £965 Book
Wednesday 24 June 2020 Yes £965 Book

Course information

Next available date

Wednesday 11 December 2019


3 Days






Based on participation in a management review exercise.


  • A qualification from a tertiary institution within a relevant field of management, engineering or physical science or 
  • An STCW management level qualification and seagoing experience as a ship's officer or 
  • Other formal education combined with not less than three years' practical senior level experience in ship management operation.

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