TutorShip is the Institute's own distance learning programme. TutorShip is a study method that provides the necessary preparation for the Institute's examinations but also gives students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the industry and develop career potential.

TutorShip courses are written by leading practitioners in their field and updated annually.

You can enrol for TutorShip via the London Head Office or at your local Institute Teaching Centre (ITC). ITCs working on behalf of the Institute use TutorShip materials to provide tuition to students in their own locality. All our tutors worldwide are approved by the Institute's Head Office in London and are specialists in their fields.

Some ITCs also organise other training courses, revision events and seminars for students and members.
Contact your local ITC or branch for more information.


New for TutorShip students only:

TutorShip Live

Academic Year Tutorial Series

Part of a series of free-to-attend online tutorials on fundamental shipping topics, this online event has been specially devised for International TutorShip students in support of their studies in preparing for the Institute's examinations. The tutorial will be led by a subject expert who is experienced with the Institute examination systems and delivered on the "Gototraining" platform. Links and joining instructions will be sent following registration.

Chose TutorShip

Enrolment is open for the Institute's award-winning part-time distance learning programme.

Give your studies a lift and boost your chances at examination by undertaking Tutorship.

Once enrolled in a TutorShip course you will receive:

  • Personal tutor - your dedicated Institute tutor who is a subject expert to provide you with assignment feedback and guidance for success at examination
  • Course book - a comprehensive series of peer-reviewed books written by professionals in the shipping industry and drawing on the latest industry research
  • Tutorship Work-book - an invaluable companion to the course book and packed with useful resources including syllabus, tips and techniques, model answers, self-assessment questions, tutor-marked assignments and mock examinations.
  • Examination entry - included in the package price with over 100 exam centres offered worldwide
  • Series of webinars - included in the package price, 11 live online tutorials on selected topics relevant across the whole Institute syllabus. The calendar is available below

TutorShip Live sessions for 2020-2021


Ship types and ship drawings 9:30am GMT

Ship types and ship drawings  12:00pm GMT



Maritime geography and trade routes 9:30am GMT

Maritime geography and trade routes  12:00pm GMT



Types of charter parties - bareboat, time and voyage  9:30am GMT

Types of charter parties - bareboat, time and voyage 12:00pm GMT



Basic economics - supply & demand and economies of scale  9:30am GMT

Basic economics - supply & demand and economies of scale  12:00pm GMT



Basic business accounting and company structures  9:30am GMT

Basic business accounting and company structures  12:00pm GMT



Bills of Lading  9:30am GMT

Bills of Lading  12:00pm GMT



Contract law  9:30am GMT

Contract law  12:00pm GMT



Laytime  9:30am GMT

Laytime  12:00pm GMT



The contract of sale/ the contract of carriage; involved parties and key terms  9:30am GMT

The contract of sale/ the contract of carriage; involved parties and key terms 12:00pm GMT



Hague, Hague-Visby and Hamburg rules  9:30am GMT

Hague, Hague-Visby and Hamburg rules  12:00pm GMT



Preparing for exams, exam techniques  9:30am BST

Preparing for exams, exam techniques 12:00Pm BST

For all info about our online tutorials and to book, please contact enquiries@ics.org.uk.

You should take a TutorShip course if you are looking for:

  • a highly flexible study option that fits around your work and home life
  • a truly portable and international form of study that moves and works with you
  • a structured and easy to follow format
  • the personal support of an industry expert

TutorShip is a successful formula that will help you to pass your exams.

Via your online student account at: www.shipbrokers.org you can register now for TutorShip International.

2017 Tutorship leaflet - quotes about TS