About us

London School of Shipping


Professional programmes for the Shipping World

The London School of Shipping is part of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and is conveniently located in the City of London where we have the Institute Head Office.

For the last 5 years the School's programmes were led by experienced course leaders supported by visiting expert practitioners from the extensive London maritime community.

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

Furthermore, the London School of Shipping offers in-house training. If your company would like us to design a bespoke course please contact us at: shipping-school@ics.org.uk.

Read more below!

London School of Shipping Offer 2019-2020


ONLINE COURSES - Studying towards recognised qualifications

Foundation Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Professional Qualifying Examinations

The London School of Shipping offers a broad range of study programmes in preparation to Institute's examinations leading to recognised industry qualifications: the Foundational Diploma, the Advanced Diploma, and the Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE). Those holding the PQE qualifications are eligeble for membership to the Institute of Chartered Shipbokers.

Students are able to choose from a range of 14 different subjects when completing their professional qualifications. For the last three years, we have been running evening classes for each of the subjects on the Institute' syllabus. Each subject was covered through online classes, Q&A sessions, revision opportunities and a mock exam.

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

From March 2021, the traditional evening classes will be offered via the newly luched ICS Online Academy.

To register for our online courses please send us an e-mail to shipping-school@ics.org.uk



By practitioners for practitioners

Face-to-face programmes in commercial shipping disciplines

In addition to courses leading the professional qualifications, the London School of  Shipping offers an extensive range of short, professional development courses in commercial shipping disciplines, ideal for new starters or those working in the business looking to further their knowledge in specific industry sectors.

Professional Development Course
Risk Management in Shipping
Maritime World Explained MWE
Fundamentals of Dry Cargo Chartering
Shipping Market Analysis
Fundamentals of Maritime and International Trade Law
LNG Ops and Chartering
Fundamentals of Tanker Chartering
Fundamentals of Ship Sale and Purchase


Read more about the professional development courses, dates, and how to register emailing us at: shipping-school@ics.org.uk


IN-HOUSE TRAINING - Get specialised within your sector

Short courses tailored to your specific requirements

All programmes can be offered as in-house courses to groups of employees, tailored to specific requirements and with bespoke content and features included, depending on your needs. This often results in an improved learning experience and reduction of costs associated with travel and accommodation.

All our courses are available as in-house training.

Contact us if you would like to know more about the Institute's work with Shipping Companies and Organisations worldwide.

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

We look forward to welcoming you to the London School of Shipping!