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We as professional marine surveyors need to constantly improve our skills and knowledge to stay at the top of our game. IIMS provide training to help you be the best in your profession. Whether you are working on small craft, work boats, large commercial or container ships or within the leisure sector, our training gives you new and updated skills to make sure you keep up to date with the latest demands of our industry.

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How to become a marine surveyor

Marine Surveyor Training Courses

The HNC/HND by Btec is a distance learning system with many years of experience allied to the IIMS who administer and support a full system of training that provides the learner with information and training to achieve the standards set by the Institute. The Institute is the only organisation to offer a fully externally verified professional Career Path for trainees and established surveyors.

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World Maritime University courses

Since its foundation in 1983, WMU has established an excellent reputation as a global centre for advanced marine surveying education and research in areas such as law, environment, management and logistics. They offer high-quality professional maritime courses that provide students with a unique insight into the maritime industry. WMU only offers postgraduate degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Science (MSc), and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD). The University also offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance by distance learning, in association with Lloyd's Maritime Academy.

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IIMS Marine Surveying Courses

The IIMS Marine Surveying courses combine distance learning with practical skills training.

Course Details

  • HNC/HND Marine Surveying
  • Ship Surveying
  • Yacht and Small Craft Surveying
  • Continual Professional Development
  • Additional Self-Study Courses

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Find answers to the most common questions about Btec HNC/HND courses and marine surveyor training.

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IIMS marine surveyor training courses including the IIMS Diploma Programme to become a professional marine surveyor, and self-study courses in ship surveying, boat surveying and small craft yacht surveying.

Higher Education

Following meetings with the University of Lincoln, the IIMS is pleased to announce the availability of acceptance by the University of members of the IIMS who have undertaken the IIMS Diploma programme for Batchelor of Science Degrees.

The new HNC and HND courses will also be accepted by the University as accreditation towards a degree course.

IIMS BTEC HNC & BTEC HND in Marine Surveying

APPLY TODAY - read the Prospectus for more information or contact Education and Training for further details, on or tel. 02392 385223.

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