ICS Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers London
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) is the only internationally recognised professional body representing shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world. With 24 branches in key shipping areas, 3,500 individuals and 120 company members, ICS membership represents a commitment to maintaining the highest professional standards across the shipping industry.
Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers 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.
ICS offers the opportunity to join a professional membership organisation with all the career benefits that come not only from having initials after your name but joining a vast global network of like minded professionals.
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.
The ICS aims to meet the ever changing needs of the global shipping industry. Members of the ICS are considered shipping professionals who have combined knowledge gained through study and examination with a business ethic based on: “Our World Our Bond”
Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers is a qualification that imparts confidence to the shipping industry worldwide. Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers brings many on-going advantages, in respect of personal development and networking opportunities. The Institute has branches in many countries. This course offers an opportunity to study for membership of the ICS in what is their “Centenary Year”.
- The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers was established in 1911.
- Professional body representing shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.
- 24 branches in key shipping areas, 3,500 individuals and 120 company members.
- The College of Central London (COCL) was established in 1968.
- COCL is accredited by British Accreditation Council (BAC) and a Tier 4 trusted education provider.
- Courses conducted by experienced lecturers with industry experience.
- Small class size
- Campus is conveniently based just north of the financial hub of the City of London between Old Street and Liverpool Street stations
- Excellent campus facilities
- Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) (full time courses)
- Foundation and Advanced Diploma (Part time)
EligibilityStudent membership is for those people who have registered with ICS with the intention of sitting the Professional Qualifying Examinations. To be eligible to apply for student membership, candidates need to have:
- Gained passes 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.
- Foundation and Advanced Diploma - No formal entry requirements.
- Those interested in pursuing this course should fill out an application form and attach a CV/ Resume for an “assessment of likely exemptions” they may receive.
- The Course Director seeks an assessment of the likely exemptions (subject to the supply of ICS approved documentation), before receiving an acceptance letter.
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