Online Academy

What can you study?


A world of choice at hand

All PQE subjects

Advanced Diplomas

Foundation Diplomas

Studying towards a recognised qualification

ICS Online Academy offers courses in support of students preparing to undertake the Institute examinations and get qualified with a Diploma or the Institute's Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQEs) leading to membership.

The Institute's PQE forms the pinnacle of the Institute's qualification leading to membership. It comprises seven exams, which can be taken over a maximum of five years. Exemptions may be available to candidates with prior qualifications.

The Advanced Diploma has been designed as a stepping stone into full professional qualification and suits those who have some industry knowledge. It involves taking two exams: the Institute's benchmark paper Shipping Business plus one other subject from the list of optional papers from the Institute's syllabus.

The Foundation Diploma is ideal for people who have little industry experience and would like to gain practical knowledge and a sound qualification. It involves taking two exams: Introduction to Shipping plus one other optional paper.

The ICS Online Academy Courses offer a great structured programme to study part-time and flexibly around existing commitments wherever you are located.


ICS ONLINE ACADEMY studying online

Included in the Online Courses bundle:

  • E-books
  • Live Classes
  • Revision
  • Q&A
  • Forums
  • Masterclass and Workshops
  • Exam Prep
  • Workbooks
  • Self-Assessment
  • Mock Exam
  • Examination
  • Professional Certification


For more information and to book, contact us at: +44 (0)20 7357 9722

or drop us an email: shipping-school@ics.org.uk


If you would like to register please send the ICS Online Academy student registration form for 2024-2025 to shipping-school@ics.org.uk

Kindly download the form via the following link:  ics oa student registration form 2024-2025 - may 2025 exams (2).docx (live.com)