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Marine Pilotage


This unique Diploma has been developed to educate those working the marine pilotage sector. With this course you will develop your skills and improve your knowledge of the industry. This course will give you a greater understanding of the role of the marine pilot and in turn will give you the skills necessary to build a successful career within this growing industry.

Module subjects include key topics such as the types of pilotage, ship handling and bridge management as well as other essential subjects such as pilotage law, port control and boarding emergencies.



The course consists of 10 modules. All students are required to successfully complete and pass the module assignments. Diploma students will also be required to sit and pass a final examination.

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“Very satisfied with the course content. The support staff are very prompt in addressing any grievances. My understanding of the role of the Pilot has been further improved after doing this course”

Captain Conrad John Aranjo


This course is for marine pilots and people working in related areas that wish to learn about this topic. Ideal for the seasoned professional looking to update their knowledge or novice wishing to learn about his subject for the first time.

This Course has 10 modules

Captain Don Cockrill - Maritime Course Author

Meet the Course Director

Captain Don Cockrill


In 2010 Don took over as Chairman of the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots Association (complementing an already held position as a Technical Adviser to the International Maritime Pilots’ Association Executive). The maintenance and development of pilotage standards and professional skills is high on Don’s list of priorities and has therefore taken an active role in his career.

If you would like to complete this as a Classroom based course, click here for more information.

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On Passing the Diploma you will receive this icon – please use on your business cards, LinkedIn profiles and websites!

You can also use these letters after your name:
MTA Dip MPilot

Supported by:

Keystone Law
Global HR & Payroll Expertise (CESG)
British Marine
PYA - The Professional Yachting Association
Ocean Independence
MYBA - The Worldwide Yachting Association
Marine Society
Lead Yacht Underwriters Limited
Imarest - Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents
Camper & Nicholsons International Yachting