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About this course

Following the government’s guidance, from 4 April we will not be requiring delegates to undertake any testing before attending their course. However, it is strongly recommended that face coverings are worn when in enclosed spaces and where social distancing is not possible. There may also be some courses which still require additional PPE - this will be provided as appropriate.

While the requirement for testing has been relaxed, we ask that students/delegates only attend their course if they are fully well to do so - this is to ensure that fellow students/delegates and staff are protected and courses can continue to run.

If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

The aim of the course is to address the requirements of the ISM Code, enabling you to carry out safety audits to ISM systems in a maritime environment. 

What you'll learn

Course sessions include: an introduction to the course; ISM introduction; audit introduction and techniques; workshops covering checklists, ISM scenarios and non-conformity reporting, and corrective action. 

On completion, you should have the knowledge to: 

  • understand the purpose and benefits of internal audit,
  • plan and prepare audits, 
  • understand and use standard audit techniques, 
  • write properly-worded, non-conformity and observational reports, 
  • produce objective and constructive audit reports and summaries, 
  • initiate action to resolve non-conformities and verify satisfactory completion of corrective action. 

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Warsash Maritime School and Solent University.

This course is delivered at our East Park Terrace campus in Southampton.

Course Information

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    MCA

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  • Prerequisites

    None

Course availability

Please contact admissions for course availability and to book.

Contact us

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

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 that 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 warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

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Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday