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The London School of Shipping Offer

LSS - BANNER - Qualifications

Our evening classes are designed to support candidates sitting Institute exams.

Students can choose from the selection of subject courses on offer to get qualified with a foundation diploma, advance diploma or via PQE - Professional Qualifying Examinations.

The London School of Shipping Qualifications

Check the range of qualifications available within our School offer:

Foundation Diploma in:

Diploma in Dry Cargo Chartering

Diploma in Ship Operations & Management

Diploma in Ship Sale & Purchase

Diploma in Tanker Chartering

Diploma in Logistics & Multi-modal Transport

Diploma in Offshore Support Industry

Diploma in Shipping Law

Diploma in Marine Insurance

Diploma in Shipping Finance

And from this year you can also choose a:

Foundation Diploma in Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade

Diploma Qualifications also contribute to PQE credits.

Advanced Diploma in:

Diploma in Dry Cargo Chartering

Diploma in Ship Operations & Management

Diploma in Ship Sale & Purchase

Diploma in Tanker Chartering

Diploma in Logistics & Multi-modal Transport

Diploma in Offshore Support Industry

Diploma in Shipping Law

Diploma in Marine Insurance

Diploma in Shipping Finance

And from this year you can also choose a:

Advanced Diploma in Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade

Diploma Qualifications also contribute to PQE credits.

Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE)

The Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) are the pinnacle of the Institute's qualification. Completion of these exams is synonymous of one's developed knowledge and understanding of the commercial shipping industry.

This recognised professional qualification comprises seven exams.

Out of these, 4 are compulsory and the remaining 3 can be chosen from a list of 12 optional subjects.

Within the London School of Shipping you can find support to prepare for 8 out of the 12 subjects.

School Syllabus


The Institute of Chartered Shipbroker's syllabus is designed to examine students on a wide range of commercial shipping activity. Within the School offer we can offer support when studying the following subjects:

Compulsory subjects - group 1
Introduction to Shipping
Legal Principles in Shipping Business
Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade
Shipping Business
Specialisms - group 2
Dry Cargo Chartering
Ship Operations & Management
Ship Sale & Purchase
Tanker Chartering
Logistics and Multi-modal Transport
Shipping Law
Marine Insurance
Shipping Finance