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West Africa Open Day: Overwhelming!
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The West Africa Branch had its Open day at the Regional Maritime
University on 26th September 2017. The programme started at
10:00hrs and ended at 12:30hrs the enquiries desk opened till
All in all we received about 300 attendees and over 235
potential students registered at the desk.
The auditorium was filled to capacity with more students outside
the auditorium. The number excludes Institute Members and current
students who were present to offer their support on the day. The
Branch was very pleased with the success of the event.
The presentations revolved around the following topics:
1. How to Become a Member of Institute
2. Why Choose Shipping as a Career
3. CV Writing and Interview Tips
The videos on the Institute website were also very well
The interest shown from the participants for the
programme was overwhelming and the branch is looking forward to
establishing an ongoing collaboration with
the Students Representative Council (SRC) of The
Regional Maritime University.
Judging from the students enquiries following the event, it can
be said that all the information circulated on the day were well
received and understood.
The branch will endeavour to follow up with the participants
about their possible registration for Institute courses. The branch
has already been in contact with some of them following up on
For those who would like to know more on how to get qualified
with the Institute please check the tips below.
- The Institute academic year starts
every year in June and runs till May.
- We have two exams session available
per academic year, one in November and one in May each year
- During the November session we hold
exams in about 50 centres worldwide, in May we hold members in over
100 centres trying to accommodate requests from any
- The Institute offers three levels of
qualifications: Foundation Diploma (FD); Advance Diploma (AD);
Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE)
- Diplomas are a combination of two
exams to be sat and passed within the same exam session: one exam
is always mandatory, either Introduction to
Shipping for the Foundation Diploma (FD) or Shipping Business
for the Advanced Diploma (AD), plus a second exam of
your choice from our specialisms
- In order to qualify for election to
membership of the Institute (MICS), students must complete the full
professional qualifying exams (PQE). In order to achieve this you
need to pass a combination of seven exams.
Four of which are compulsory - see list
Plus other three exams of your choice, you can pick from
our specialism according to your interest - see list
- Please note that the Institute
qualification system is modular and you can start from any of the
two Diplomas (FD) or (AD); and then proceed up to the top
professional qualification (PQE).
- Any exams that you pass counts
toward the PQE seven-exams programme
- The student registration fee
[£115.00] makes you an Institute student and covers you for the
whole academic year and for both exam sessions.
- Each exam booking fee is £125.00
- Each course book costs £95.00, but
to students the cost is reduced to £85.50
Tutorship £575.00 per subject
- Our Tutorship is a package including
learning materials and access to a Tutor available online to help
towards Institute exams preparation
- The Tutorship option includes: exam
booking fee is £125.00; course book cost £85.50; workbook and
booklets - free; access to the Live tutorials series - 11 online
lectures live; access to your dedicated tutor throughout the
academic year; mock exam.
PREP Spring 2017 £975 All subjects
- Is a study weekend packed with:
- Make a plan on how to proceed best
and choose your qualification among the three available: Foundation
Diploma (FD); Advance Diploma (AD); Professional Qualifying
- Register as a student via WWW.SHIPBROKERS.ORG - please
create your account and give us all your details so as to allow us
to contact you.
- Then proceed to the registration [£115.00]
- the Institute academic year starts every year in June and runs
till May. You can register throughout the year up to 5 weeks prior
to exam session start
- Chose your study option for each of your
The Education Team is available to give you extra
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