Foundation Diploma in Shipping & Port Agency

Key Facts
  • Starts November 2021
  • Course Type Part Time
  • Duration One Year
  • You Need 1 Requirements needed View


The Foundation Diploma is ideal for people with little industry experience, but who would like to gain practical knowledge and a sound qualification. The Foundation Diploma is a standalone qualification in its own right, but because it can count towards membership examinations with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, it is also a great way to ease into study and gives an overall view of the business.

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.

Working in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
One of the biggest ports in the UK is on our doorstep
Excellent progression opportunities
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