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When you purchase access to one of our Learn@Sea courses, you'll receive access for the same period to a range of other courses to support your wider development:

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Shipping is the thread that binds together raw materials, processing and the clothes we wear, the cars we drive and the houses we live in. This course is an introduction to maritime geography, designed to help you get a quick grasp of the most significant areas, cities and ports of world shipping. It focuses on the production and transport of raw materials, showing why freight shipping is concentrated in certain regions and along certain shipping lanes. Quick questions appear throughout the course, allowing you to check your understanding as you go along, and at the end you'll find a quiz covering all the topics.

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An introduction to the media and social media, for business. From tips on TV interviews to advice on choosing your social media channel and crafting a press release, this course offers the background you need to negotiate a world in which everyone is the media.

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Modern Slavery@Sea

Most people have heard of slavery, which is individuals owning, buying and selling a person or people. Some early human civilisations and cultures, at times, enslaved people from the time of their birth, capture or purchase. In some cultures, slavery was legal but it is now illegal in most, if not all, countries. However, eliminating slavery continues to be a challenge. The Global Slavery Index’s regional vulnerability score indicates or predicts modern slavery by looking at governance issues, lack of basic needs, inequalities, disenfranchised groups and the effects of conflict. You will find the facts and figures in this course, look at different types of slavery, including slavery in the shipping industry, learn how to identify a victim of slavery and what action the maritime sector is taking.

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Project Management@Sea

A short but incisive introduction to the techniques and approaches of project management. This brief course covers a lot of ground with the intention of giving you an overview as to what a project manager does and what sort of person he or she should be. You will see why communication is so vital and what should go into every project plan; will have some idea of the most popular project management apps available and how to document important parts of the project process using Work Breakdown Structures and Gantt charts. In short, you'll be well on the way to joining a community of project managers that extends around the globe - a community that enjoys inventing technical jargon as much as any other speciality, but which freely shares its knowledge and experience.

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Time Management@Sea

Do you struggle to get things done on time? Do you find there aren't enough hours in the day? Do you worry about deadlines, tasks and schedules? Then join the other 99% of the population, because you're very far from alone. Nearly everybody finds time management difficult, and the effects are anxiety, stress and even sleeplessness. But a systematic approach to time management can make your life much easier. Using a few tried and tested methods, you'll gradually find yourself mastering time instead of letting it control you. This course outlines a number of ways you can bring order to your most important tasks and goals, thereby gaining time to meet your priorities and winning back those vital hours you need to relax and recharge.

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This guide looks at some of the potential uses for spreadsheets that you might encounter whilst working at sea. Excel can be overwhelming when you first meet it. What does it do? How can I start using it easily? Think of it as a tool to record and manipulate information in tables. At sea, crews use it to store crew lists, including information such as passport numbers and dates of birth; keep track of stock and prices in the café and gift shop; record fuel use, then show how it rises or falls in a graph; keep a list of engine parts, showing their serial numbers and dates; save all the data used in incident reports and log passenger numbers, then highlight busy days and automatically predict numbers in the future