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Recognised Qualifications

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Want to get a shipping qualification that is recognised worldwide? The Institute of Chartered Shipbroker's London School of Shipping is for you.

The London School of Shipping offers a range of 14 courses intended to help students qualify for three recognised qualifications: the Foundaitonal Diploma, the Advanced Diploma and the Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE). Students holding a PQE are eligeble to membership to the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Foundational Diploma

In order to achieve a Foundational Diploma, students must pass examinations in 4 different subjects, two of which must be core subjects.

Advanced Diploma

Requirements for achieving an Advanced Diploma are similar to that of the Foundational Diploma. The student must pass examinations in 4 subjects, two of which must be core subjects.

Professional Qualifying Examinations

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 passed examinations in a total of 7 subjects, four of which must be the Institute's compulsory core subjects. The remaining 3 can be chosen from a list of optional subjects. The seven exams must be passed within a period of five years.

Evening classes at the London School of Shipping are designed to support candidates in preparing for their Institute exams. Read more about registering for these, here.

 

School Syllabus


The Institute of Chartered Shipbroker's syllabus is designed to examine students on a wide range of commercial shipping activity. See a complete list of available courses below:

Core 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
Liner Trades
Port Agency
Logistics and Multi-modal Transport
Port & Terminal Management
Offshore Support Industry
Shipping Law
Marine Insurance
Shipping Finance

 

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 Liner Trades

Diploma in Port Agency

Diploma in Logistics & Multi-modal Transport

Diploma in Port & Terminal Management

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

Foundation Diploma in Legal Principles in Shipping Business

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 Liner Trades

Diploma in Port Agency

Diploma in Logistics & Multi-modal Transport

Diploma in Port & Terminal Management

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

Advanced Diploma in Legal Principles in Shipping Business

Diploma Qualifications also contribute to PQE credits.

 

For more information and to book, contact us at:

+44 (0)20 7357 9722

or drop us an email:

shipping-school@ics.org.uk

 

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