Developed and delivered by the Lloyd's Register to meet the requirements set out by IMPA, this two-day course can be delivered either in-company upon request or in London (once per year, before the IMPA London event). It introduces the business benefits of purchase management and supplier control. In today's marine industry, CSR plays an increasing role; understanding your suppliers' way of doing business is an important part of CSR. No prior knowledge of the ISM Code or auditing skills is necessary to undertake this course. This course is of value to those involved in purchasing and auditing within the organisation.

Start Date
September 2021
2 days
Study Time
Study Mode
In-house or Classroom
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What we look for

  • You are enthusiastic and committed. 
  • You have a satisfactory level of English, equivalent to upper-intermediate across writing, listening, speaking and reading bands.


This course assists with meeting regulatory requirements and was developed by Lloyd's Register to meet requirements set out by IMPA. Key elements covered on the course include (a) basic elements of management systems, (b) key elements of ISM and the relation to other standards, such as ISO14001, ISO9001, OHSAS18001 and ISO45001, (c) auditing techniques and (d) the auditor's role.

You will learn about and understand (a) the principles of management systems, (b) planning, preparation and reporting of the audit, (c) conduct of the audit and auditing techniques, (d) identification, assessment and grading of non-conformities and observations, (e) reporting and corrective actions, (f) the relationship between the auditor and the interviewee, (g) key requirements from standards used in the marine industry.

Teaching & assessment

The course is delivered through a highly participative combination of presentations, group discussion, case studies and syndicate exercises. All delegates will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.


Each September, IMPA is organising a series of sessions for individuals and small groups at Devonport House in Greenwich, London. The building is grand with maritime glamour and features state-of the-art facilities to maximise the training experience. Costs are set at £850.00 per person.

Lloyd's Register specialists can also deliver a dedicated in-house programme for a minimum of six and maximum of 15 staff members. The two-day course delivery includes all support materials, as well as costs and expenses for the tutors. Venue costs are excluded, as the courses are expected to be held at the client company's premises. Costs may vary; for instance, training is £7,412.00 in Oslo or Copenhagen and £6,850.00 in London. Other locations may be available on request, so please get in touch to discuss more.


While there is no special scholarship for students enrolling into this course, all IMPA members can benefit of a 10% discount from the course, whether they decide to go for the London-based option or the in-company one.