An innovative new partnership has been announced between the IMarEST's distance learning arm, MLA, and ABMA Education external page, an organisation that awards vocational qualifications.

 

They will work together to increase the career development opportunities for students of shipping and logistics diplomas who aspire to take their education to the next level. MLA is able to offer Plymouth University degrees in maritime subjects to students studying anywhere in the world, which matches perfectly the existing provision of ABMA Education diplomas in Shipping and Logistics. These courses enable thousands of students in a host of countries to study an industry relevant course to develop their career.

The joint working between ABMA Education and MLA links the two methods of study to provide an additional route of progression for existing students into distance learning higher education. At a time when the maritime industry is desperate for properly qualified personnel, this joint statement of a clear career progression path is extremely good news.

Any students enrolled on these courses will automatically be entitled to complimentary student membership of the IMarEST and all of the benefits of access to information, status and networking which this confers.

Enabling students from any background and any geographical location to study and achieve their full potential regardless of their background is of great importance to both MLA and ABMA Education and this is what unites them in their approach.