Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
London & South East Branch

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Spring PREP

PREP – The ICS International Revision Course


Every year ICS students descend on Warwick University in Coventry (in the heart of the UK) to attend the Institute's annual residential revision course known as PREP.

PREP is a popular event which, with limited spaces, tends to sell out every year.  Students come from across the globe with, typically, around 50% of attendees coming from beyond the UK.

The entry fee represents excellent value for money and includes all lectures, a mock exam, accommodation and meals. Aside from providing students with an intense, interactive and highly motivating study experience tailored specifically towards preparation for the ICS exams, it's a valuable networking event. Students who attend PREP find it challenging, but enjoyable.

PREP is open to all students irrespective of their method of study.

Year on year, the pass rate for PREP students sits at about 75% - a true indication of the value of the weekend.

The typical event format starts with registration on Thursday from 17.00, followed by a Meet and Greet reception hosted by the lecturers, tutors and the Institute's staff. Sessions start on Friday morning and your timetable will include a mock exam, the results of which will be given to you as feedback during the course of the weekend. The evenings give students a chance to socialise and network. The weekend concludes after lunch on Sunday afternoon.

PREP was cancelled for the academic year 2019/20 due to Covid-19 but we anticipate the course will be resumed very soon.