Bespoke training

A Case study


Union Maritime is a London-based tanker owner and operator focusing on the global clean products and light chemical markets. Union Maritime needed a flexible partner to support the professional development of its in-house chartering and operations team. After discussion, the Institute devised a bespoke fast-track course involving its award-winning TutorShip distance learning, reinforced by a structured series of tutorials presented at the company's offices by an expert subject tutor and participation at the PREP revision weekend, culminating in examinations during November 2016. All exam candidates passed with flying colours and have been awarded the 'Advanced Diploma in Tanker Chartering' - a stand-alone qualification that also contributes 2 credits of the 7 required towards full professional qualification.

Engaging with employers to enhance professional standards through the provision of high-quality professional education and qualifications is part of the Institute's core mission. We understand that each organisation faces unique challenges and often a customised programme provides the best solution. Please contact us today for a free consultation without obligation.

ICS can provide fully customised professional development courses for companies upon request. By design, these courses are entirely directed by the company and seek to impart the knowledge and expertise your staff require, drawing on a range of interactive resources. The ICS specialises in courses for induction-level training, right through to specialist support to assist with membership. From one-day courses to comprehensive programmes that professionally develop employees over several years, the ICS is happy to work with you to identify and comprehensively support your company's requirements.

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The Process

Every company is different and therefore every bespoke course is inherently unique. There are, however, some common elements in the process of developing a bespoke course.

The first step is to arrange a meeting and give us a brief on what you have in mind. From there we take away the information we have given you and come back with some options for you. When we establish which one is the best, we will submit a proposal to you for approval.

Once everything is ready to go, we'll provide you with a comprehensive outline including learning objectives for the course to ensure that your company is entirely happy with the content. From there, an ICS-approved lecturer will work to develop the course for your specific needs.

Most of our bespoke packages are highly interactive. They seek to include (where appropriate) role plays, multi-media presentation, group activities, problem-solving scenarios and formative assessment (informal testing to ensure participants are really learning).