About us

London School of Shipping


Professional programmes for the Shipping World

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The London School of Shipping is part of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, conveniently located near London Bridge, where we have flexible state-of-the-art conference and training facilities.

The School's programmes are led by experienced course leaders supported by visiting expert practitioners from the extensive London maritime community.

The School offers study programmes in preparation to Institute's examinations and a range of professional development courses (CPD) in specific industry sectors.


Studying towards recognised qualifications

Foundation Diploma, Advanced Diploma, PQE

The London School of Shipping offers a broad range of study programmes in preparation to Institute's examinations leading to recognised industry qualifications. We offer 12 Foundation and 12 Advanced Diplomas and the Institute's Professional Qualifying Examinations - PQE leading to Membership.

Every year, from September to May, we run evening classes for each of the subjects on the Institute' syllabus. Each subject's programme is covered over 12 modules including a mock exam. Classes are complemented with topical seminars scheduled through the year.

Learn first-hand from expert tutors

  • Enhance your professional knowledge and career prospects
  • Modern facilities with guest lecture programme in the heart of international shipping
  • Fully inclusive affordable method of study provided on a not-for-profit basis

What's included in the Evening class's bundle

  • Registration for full academic year
  • Examination entry
  • Two semesters including 12 classes and tutorials
  • Text book and course materials
  • Dedicated on-site expert tutor
  • Practice assignments assessed by personal tutor
  • Mock exam


Get specialised in your sector

Professional development courses


The London School of  Shipping offers also an additional extensive range of short face-to-face programmes in commercial shipping disciplines, ideal for new starters or those working in the business looking to further their knowledge in specific industry sectors.

Register today for the Institute's courses.

- Maritime World Explained

- Introduction to International Trade and Maritime Law

- Fundamentals of Liner Shipping

- Fundamentals of Ship, Sale & Purchase

- Fundamentals of Dry Cargo Chartering

- Bills of Lading

Visit our website.

For all details and to book call us: +44 (0)20 7357 9722 or drop us an email: shipping-school@ics.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming you.