Version 2.0
Version 2.0

Whether you're thinking of applying for a shipboard vacancy, have already secured an interview, or you just want to know more about the cruise industry, you've come to the right place. This certificate programme will give you a thorough insight into the cruise sector, enable you to make an informed decision as to whether ship-life is for you, equip you with the tools you need to sail through an interview and ensure your first contract is a success.


£175 £220(-20.45%)

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What's Included?

  • 17+ hours of learning material, accessible on any device
  • Downloadable resources
  • Unlimited access to your personal tutor
  • Quizzes & guided exercises
  • Final assessment
  • Internationally recognised Certificate of Achievement
  • 5 CPD credits from the Institute of Hospitality
  • 1 year IoH Student Membership
  • Links to international recruiters and live vacancies
  • Post course career support

Curriculum

Introduction

  • Pilot Station
  • What's Included?
  • Navigating the Course
  • Important Information
  • Course Objectives


Module One: Cruise Tourism

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Full Steam Ahead
  • History of the Cruise Industry
  • Inside the Biggest Ships in the World
  • Group Discussion
  • Present & Future
  • Cruise Ships Currently Under Construction
  • Implications of Covid-19
  • Group Formation Activity
  • Submission Exercise 1: Opportunities & Challenges
  • Opportunities & Challenges: HR Perspective
  • Sailing Regions
  • Guest Demographics
  • Quiz: Where in the World?
  • Where in the World - Take Two!
  • Submission Exercise 2: Benefits & Impacts
  • Responsible Cruise Tourism (Further Reading)
  • The Main Players
  • Submission Exercise 3: Promote your Line


Module Two: Recruitment & Joining Formalities

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Reflection Exercise: Pros & Cons
  • Shipboard Recruitment & Placement
  • Recruitment Campaigns
  • Roles & Responsibilities: Hotel Operations
  • Deck, Engine & Other Departments
  • Interview Preparation
  • Video Interviews
  • Behavioural Interviews
  • Submission Exercise 4: Mock Interviews
  • Pre-Employment Paperwork: Part 1
  • Pre-Employment Paperwork: Part 2
  • Recap Quiz
  • Know Before you Go!


Module Three: Shipboard Operations

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Living & Working Onboard: Part 1
  • Living & Working Onboard: Part 2
  • First Days
  • Shipboard Organisational Structure
  • Nautical Terminology
  • Crew Slang
  • Flags of Convenience
  • Shipboard Diversity
  • Submission Exercise 5: Cross Cultural Awareness
  • Meet the Crew
  • Cruise Ship Diaries


Module Four: Safety & Accident Prevention

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction to Maritime Law
  • Maritime Disasters
  • Lifesaving Appliances & Control Plans
  • Knowledge Check
  • Personal Safety & Accident Prevention
  • Enemy Number One
  • Ship Specific Hazards
  • The Human Element
  • Submission Exercise 6: Shipboard Safety (Human Factors)
  • Further Reading 
  • Recap Quiz


Module Five: The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

  • Learning Outcomes
  • What is the MLC, 2006?
  • What are the Benefits?
  • Important Considerations
  • Structure of the Convention
  • What About Me?
  • Personal Considerations
  • Recap Quiz
  • Reflection Exercise: Revisited


Module Six: Final Assessment

  • Recap of Course Objectives
  • Preparing for your Assessment
  • Final Assessment


Module Seven: Course Summary

  • Debarkation


Module Eight: Resources

  • Editable CV
  • A-Z of Cruise Brands & Concessionaires
  • MLC 2006 Convention
  • Nautical Terminology & Commands
  • Live Job Boards
  • Leisure-Maritime Groups

Sample Certificate of Achievement