P&I Qualification (P&IQ) Programme

February 2020

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The P&I Qualification (P&IQ) programme was originally launched in 2010 for P&I Club staff. P&IQ provides carefully edited knowledge related to the work of the Clubs, including how risks are underwritten, how claims are dealt with and the application of international conventions.

The Club has 28 members of staff that have undertaken the programme. Three members of staff Danielle Southey (l), Fern Attree (m) and Lorna Watkin (r) have successfully completed the whole course. It has quickly become central to our learning and development programme particularly for new joiners to the Club.

Readers may also recall that the P&IQ programme was opened up to all interested parties in December 2019. Prior to that, from October 2017 it had been extended to P&I Correspondents. Since that time over 1400 candidates have registered for the course and 388 of these are Correspondents.

Further information can be read in Club Circular L.336 

The Module structure and corresponding textbooks are as follows:

• Module 1: The Shipping Business
• Module 2: P&I Insurance History, Operation and Practice
• Module 3: Underwriting, Loss Prevention and Claims Handling
• Module 4: People Risks
• Module 5: Cargo Risks
• Module 6: Collision, FFO & Pollution
• Module 7: Towage, Salvage, General Average & Wreck Removal
• Module 8: [No textbook] A test-only module, assessing the candidate’s ability to apply the knowledge gained in other modules to real life case studies.

There are three levels of qualification linked to the Modules completed by a particular candidate:

• P&IQ Certificate – Modules 1 - 3
• P&IQ Advanced Certificate – Modules 4 - 7
• P&IQ Diploma – Module 8

The exams are sat in two sessions a year (one in spring and another in autumn) and the sitting in May 2020 will be open to all.

Potential candidates able to register for the course and to review the materials and online sample exams at http://www.pandiq.com