The Foundation Diploma is ideal for people with little industry experience, but who would like to gain practical knowledge and a sound qualification.  It involves taking the Introduction to Shipping paper plus one other subject from the group 2 list of Optional Papers of the ICS syllabus.

The Foundation Diploma is a standalone qualification in its own right, but because it can count towards your membership examinations it's also a great way to ease into study and gives you an overall view of the business.

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