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About this course

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All students attending on-campus courses at Warsash Maritime School must take a Covid-19 test before starting their training. For more information about Covid-19 testing, please read our guidance document.

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