Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
South Wales & West Branch

Eddystone Lighthouse, Plymouth

The Institutes' academic year began on 15th June 2021.

To sit an exam with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers during the 2021/22 academic year, you will need to register as a student. This can be done online at


With a reputation for providing a first class education and professional development to the shipping profession, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers' qualifications confer a status not equalled elsewhere in the industry.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers delivers its main educational programme  TutorShip direct from its London head office and under agreement through its 16 distance learning centres worldwide. Every year thousands students worldwide sit the ICS Professional Qualifying Examination in exam centres all over the world.

Following completion of the ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) successful students can then apply for membership, with all the career advantages and benefits that confers.

For those students who do not want to take the full membership exams, TutorShip programme can be used to study for the ICS Foundation Diploma or Advanced Diploma (both accredited qualifications in their own right and recognised internationally) giving them a broad knowledge of the industry.

For students who are brand new to the industry there are short courses, such as the one day Maritime World Explained course.

The ICS also offers a bespoke company learning and training packages.  For further details please refer to Corporate Support page.