Study Options

 Choosing the correct method of study could be vital to examination success.  Whichever method you choose should be approved and sanctioned by ICS to ensure that you get the most benefit from your study programme.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Option 1 - TutorShip
TutorShip is the Institute's own distance learning programme.  TutorShip provides not only the preparation necessary for ICS examinations but also gives students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the industry and develop career potential.
TutorShip courses are written by leading practitioners in their field and updated annually.
You can enrol in TutorShip via the London Head Office or at your local Distance Learning Centre (DLC).  DLCs, working on behalf of the Institute, use TutorShip material to provide tuition to students in their own locality.  All our tutors, worldwide, are approved by the Institute's Head Office in London and they are specialists in their field.
Some DLCs also organise other training courses, revision events and seminars for students and members.  Contact your local DLC or branch for more local information.
Once enrolled in a course you will receive;
the latest TutorShip course book
allocated tutors, who will guide you through your studies and answer your questions
10 assignments and a mock examination that are submitted  to your course tutor for marking and feedback
You should take a TutorShip course if you are looking for;
a highly flexible study option that fits around your work and home life
a truly portable and international form of study that moves and works with you
a structured and easy to follow format
the personal support of an industry expert
TutorShip is a successful formula that will help you to pass your exams!
"What can I say, Tutorship was fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone, good information, great teachers, good friends and great times".
Angela Hunt - BHP Billiton Marketing BV
Option 2 - Lecture programmes
For those students who live close to training centres, attendance at lecture programmes proves very popular.  Face-to-face learning gives direct access to subject specialists in a classroom environment as well as providing an excellent networking opportunity with fellow students.
The following organisations teach the ICS syllabus and prepare students for Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQE) examinations.
Maritime Education and Training Ltd, London
Hellenic Management Centre, Piraeus
The following organisations teach the Foundation Diploma syllabus and prepare students for its examinations
National Maritime College, Cork
Contact your local provider for more information.
International students who wish to study in London may now be eligible for visa support.  The newly established International Trade & Shipping Academy offers full time study towards the ICS exams for both UK and international students.  For more information click here or email Lloyd Lushinga at