Command Diploma Scheme

Have you just taken command – or are about to? If so, the Institute’s flagship distance-learning programme, the Command Diploma Scheme, provides you with the perfect next-step in your professional development.

(Please note you must be a Chief Officer or Captain to enrol on this scheme.)

Designed to help you prepare for the responsibilities and realities of command at sea, the Scheme comprises a well thought-out programme of self-directed learning, with practical assignments plus a final essay and interview. At its core are the subjects that existing and aspiring Masters have identified as areas of concern – onboard leadership and management, navigation and shiphandling, ship’s commercial business and coping with emergencies.

You will benefit from having your work assessed by experienced mariners, all of whom are senior members of The Nautical Institute.

The Nautical Institute is pleased to offer the learning materials for the Command Scheme free of charge for independent learning. Should you wish to have your assignments assessed by qualified mariners and a certificate issued upon completion of studies there will be an additional fee. The associated book, On Command, is available for purchase in our bookshop if you wish to pursue without assessment and certification.  The cost of the book is included in the full fee purchase.

Award of The Nautical Institute Command Diploma offers you a way to build your confidence and to distinguish yourself from your colleagues. In today’s highly competitive and challenging work environment there is a significant advantage to having independent verification of your readiness to serve successfully as Master.

Price for non-members: £1750.00
Price for NI members: £1500.00

excludes VAT @ 20% where applicable