ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations | Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers London
- Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (MICS) is a qualification with a global reputation. Founded in 1911and celebrating its centenary year in 2011. The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has earned a global reputation from the international shipping industries major players, as the professional body to the global shipping industry. To become a member of the ICS, you need to have passed the Professional Qualifying Examinations and have spent an aggregated time of four years in the industry. This course runs full time at the College of Central London (CCL) by International Trade & Shipping Academy (ITS Academy) and offers a unique opportunity for those already with experience and shipping related qualifications in some aspect of the maritime industry, to achieve this very prestigious qualification.
- Entry requirements:
- Gained / Passed in two subjects at GCE “A” level or the equivalent outside the UK system OR
- Have completed one year’s employment in an organisation which has a bonafide connection with the shipping industry, including serving at sea OR
- Have passed the Institute’s Foundation Diploma.
- Exemptions - Many students with maritime related degrees or on-board qualifications are considered on a subject for subject basis for exemptions, with the exception of Shipping Business in Group 1 which is a compulsory subject. The ICS charge a fee per subject for each exemption for each approved exemption. Exemptions are up to a maximum of 4 subjects at the sole discretion of ICS. Candidates must apply direct to ICS Head Office for validation of any relevant professional or educational qualifications in order to be awarded any exemptions.
- Fees: inclusive of VAT (excluding ICS registration / Examination entry fees.
|To gain this qualification, candidates must pass a total of seven (7) subjects (unless the Institute grants exemptions to a candidate). On successful completion and following a period in the shipping industry, candidates can apply for election to become a Member (MICS) of the Institute and eventually go on to ICS Fellowship (FICS) when the title 'Chartered Shipbroker' can be used. The courses adhere to the rules and regulations as set out by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and it is the candidates own responsibility to comply with these obligations (visit www.ics.org for details).|
The PQE is the equivalent of a UK Bachelor of Arts Degree. Candidates who successfully complete the course and have relevant industry experience can apply for example for a place on London Metropolitan University's MSC International Trade and Transport Programme.
Group 1 (All subjects are required)
- Introduction to Shipping
- Legal Principles of Shipping Business
- Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade
- Shipping Business (Compulsory in first year)
- Dry Cargo Chartering
- Ship Operations and Management
- Tanker Chartering
- Port & Terminal Management
- Shipping Finance
- Not all courses may be offered. Subjects offered will be advised when their exemptions have been assessed.
- Courses conducted by experienced lecturers with industry experience.
- Class sizes will be small.
- For further regulations students are advised to consult the website of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. www.ics.org.uk
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