Foundation Diploma in Shipping

Key Facts
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  • Course Type Part Time
  • Duration 24 Weeks
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The Foundation Diploma is an internationally recognised maritime qualification and can count towards membership with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. It is a great step in enhancing your career aspirations and can lead to progression on to the Advanced Diploma in Shipping. The course will give you the knowledge you need to progress into roles such as port agent, charterer, port operations and freight forwarding.

What will I learn

You will cover two modules: • Introduction to Shipping – commercial geography; international trade; cargoes and trade routes; ship types; contracts of carriage; law of carriage; ship registration and classification; practitioners in shipping business; basic accounting • Port Agency – ships; cargoes and trade routes; registration, classification and surveys; port agency operations; shipping documentation; charter parties; port working documentation; cargo documentation; legal aspects of port agency; accounts

How will I learn

Your learning will take place through a range of methods including classroom-based lectures, additional research, exam practice using past papers and workshop activities.

What's next

Advanced Diploma in Shipping

Additional Information

Cost: Fee may apply depending on individual circumstance. Please contact our admissions team to discuss fees and any related funding options.

Internationally recognised Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) course
Industry experienced tutors
High pass rates
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