INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SHIPBROKERS

eBSI Export Academy with Coracle provides you with the necessary information to help you prepare for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) exams leading to the following qualifications:

  • Background to Shipping
  • Foundation Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • ICS Membership exams
  • PQE

Please note that our courses are all in English.

BACKGROUND TO SHIPPING

Objective

Background to Shipping is an introductory course to the shipping business.

You can start whenever you like, take as long as you like (up to 9 months) and there is no need to attend an exam centre…

Background to Shipping is the flexible, quick start course for anyone interested in learning about shipping.

”Background to Shipping is very interesting, very useful and written in very simple understandable language… the course is simply perfect” – Juris Dombrovskis, Ship Agent at Wm H Muller Baltic Ltd

”The Background to Shipping course has helped me organize the knowledge I had about shipping and provided additional useful information. Even though English is a second language to me, I found the course easy to read and understand.” – Sabina Cimpoieru Ryan, UAE

Nine Lessons

The course contains 9 lessons covering:

Ships and Trade

Global shipping and trading patterns. Types of vessels. Maritime geography

The Business and its players

Shipping companies: principals, intermediaries and practitioners: their role and responsibilities. National and International organisations. Classification and registration societies. Shipping contracts

Bills of Lading

The three functions and different types of Bills of lading. Release and delivery of cargo

Port Agency

Role and authority of an agent. Port services and the providers. Cargo working. Husbandry. Local requirements

Bulk Carrier and Tanker Documents

Charter parties and other documents. Basic laytime concepts

Liner Agency Documentation

The agency agreement. Space allocation, sales and marketing, dealing with cargo bookings, special cargo. Documentation. Conferences and consortia

Chartering

The chartering markets and different types of charter. How the deal is made. The charterer’s authority and responsibility. Post fixture responsibilities. Brokerage. Specialist brokers

Ports and Cargoes

The location, origins and facilities of ports. A selection of some ports with details of their import and export facilities

Ship Management and Operations

Different types of management – integral or independent managers. Roles and responsibilities of a ship management department

Multiple Choice tests

At the end of each lesson, there is a multiple choice test to be completed online.

You will receive instant feedback on your score with email confirmation.

Successful candidates will be awarded a Coracle TutorShip certificate, validated by The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Successful candidates are those who achieve over 60%

You will be awarded a pass with merit if you score over 90%

Access to the course is for a maximum of 9 months – there is no minimum time requirement and there are no course pre-requisites.

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FOUNDATION DIPLOMA

The Foundation Diploma is designed for those who are either new to the industry, or do not want to take the full professional qualifying examinations necessary for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, but do want to further their knowledge of the shipping industry.

Students need to pass 2 exams for this internationally recognised certificate, one of which must be Introduction to Shipping. The second subject can be selected from the Group 2 subjects shown below.

Having passed the Foundation Diploma students should consider studying for the Advanced Diploma which further develops the knowledge gained from the Foundation Diploma.

Subject 1: Introduction to Shipping

Subject 2: Select one (1) subject from:

  • Ship Sale and Purchase
  • Port Agency
  • Dry Cargo Chartering
  • Ship Operations and Management
  • Tanker Chartering
  • Liner Trades
  • Logistics and Multi Modal Transport
  • Port and Terminal Management
  • Offshore Support Industry

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ADVANCED DIPLOMA

The Advanced Diploma is designed for those who either have a limited working knowledge of the industry or do not want to take the full professional qualifying examinations necessary for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers but do want to expand their understanding of the shipping industry.

Students need to pass 2 exams for this internationally recognised certificate, one of which must be Shipping Business. The second subject can be selected from the Group 2 subjects shown below.

Having passed the Advanced Diploma students should consider increasing their knowledge base by studying a further five subjects. Having passed these, the student qualifies to apply for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Subject 1: Shipping Business

Subject 2: Select one (1) subject from:

  • Ship Sale and Purchase
  • Port Agency
  • Dry Cargo Chartering
  • Ship Operations and Management
  • Tanker Chartering
  • Liner Trades
  • Logistics and Multi Modal Transport
  • Port and Terminal Management

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ICS MEMBERSHIP EXAMS – PQE

Professional Qualifying Exams (PQE) is the route to membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers – ICS

You need to pass exams in 7 subjects in order to complete PQE.

Year 1: You must attempt minimum of 2 exams (please note that this is new for April 2011 exams – students starting Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) PQE before April 2011 were required to take min 3), including Shipping Business.

Candidates must pass all Group 1 subjects plus 3 others from Group 2/3. There are 3 options for choosing which subjects to take from Group 2 and 3:

Option A – 2 from Group 2 and 1 from Group 3
Option B – 3 from Group 2
Option C – 1 from Group 2 and 2 from Group 3
Group 1:
  • Introduction to Shipping
  • Legal Principles in Shipping Business
  • Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade
  • Shipping Business
Group 2:
  • Ship Sale and Purchase
  • Port Agency
  • Dry Cargo Chartering
  • Ship Operations and Management
  • Tanker Chartering
  • Liner Trades
  • Logistics and Multi Modal Transport
  • Port and Terminal Management
  • Offshore Support Industry
Group 3:
  • Shipping Law
  • Marine Insurance
  • Finance for Shipping
Exemptions:

You may apply for exemptions if you have relevant professional or educational qualifications: these MUST be validated by ICS. Please contact them directly to see if you qualify.

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