International Trade Training Courses

International trade can be complex with many different terms, procedures and regulations to follow. Our courses offer an understanding of the main topics around international trade ranging from Export Documentation, Letters of Credit to Customs Procedures and Incoterms.

The courses are accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce and could help your employees to achieve a Foundation Award in International Trade and enhance their skills set. As a member, you will also get preferential prices.

Find out about our current discount offer here

Here's what some of our delegates have said:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the courses and would recommend them to anyone looking to further their knowledge in International trade. They were very well organised and I found the content useful for my work." 

Darren Gee, Elucigene: about the Foundation Award

“Really enjoyed the training, some very good points arose. Also, good that the trainer handed out a manual to look back on, as exporting is a much more complicated process than originally thought”. -

Armstrong UK: about Export Documentation and Methods of Payments bespoke training.


Foundation Award in International Trade

This is a nationally recognised award which delegates will achieve upon the successful completion of any six of the modules outlined below. Prices for individual modules start at £125+VAT. (A 15% discount applies when booking six modules)

For full details and booking information on all International Trade Courses, please visit our Events page here. Our accredited courses include:

  • Introduction to Exporting - This course covers the basic aspects of exporting, including preparing an export quote and processing an export order. 

  • Export Documentation - This course is designed for export staff and covers all aspects of dealing with documentation, including procedures that need to be followed and where to go for assistance. 

  • Getting Paid: Focus on Letters of Credit - Delegates will be able to identify the different methods of payment, including Letters of Credit and details of the procedures involved 

  • Understanding Incoterms - This course will look at the four groups of Incoterms, the definitions of each term and the benefits of using them 

  • Working with Agents and Distributors Overseas - This half day course will help delegates to understand the difference between agents and distributors as well as how to find, motivate and manage them. 

  • Import Procedures and Documentation - This course is designed to introduce you to the principles of importing and customs controls. 

  • Rules of Origin: Preferential and Non-Preferential - This half day course takes a detailed look at rules of origin and delegates will have an understanding of the difference between Preference and Non-Preference Origin as well as determining the rules of origin. 

  • How to Claim Duty Relief on Import & Export Processes- This course provides an introduction to the process of applying for IPR and OPR, as well as understanding the advantages and documentation required. 

  • Export Customs Procedures and Documentation - This course highlights the role of HMRC and will help delegates to gain an understanding of customs procedures and duties payable when exporting and importing. 

  • Import & Customs Procedures and Documentation - This course will cover a combination of documents and procedures related to both import and export and demonstrate how completing the right forms at the right time will be able to benefit from smoother customs clearance and achieve an increase in profits.

Our non-accredited courses include:

  • International Marketing & Sales - This course will cover market research, routes to market, negotiation skills and finding customers overseas. 

  • E-Z Cert How to Process your Export Documentation Online - This half day course will cover the functioning of the E-Z Cert system and how to start applying for export documentation online. For more information about this course, please email exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk 

  • Profitable Pricing for Export - This full day interactive training will cover the key considerations when pricing for export, and equip you with the knowledge and resources to approach this with greater confidence.

  • Introduction to Export Controls and Licences - This half-day course covers an overview of each regulation, their relationships, their impact on businesses and how they are best managed within a company.

Interested in these courses? Email exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk to find out more. Please make sure you state the name of the course you're interested in. 

Bespoke Training

We also offer bespoke training programmes where we can work with you to design a package specific to your business's needs. These can also be held at your own premises. Please email exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk for more information and a quote.

Are you a Trainer with expertise on international trade? 

Can you deliver any of the above training courses or in any other areas of international trade such as customs and more?     If you do and you have over 10 years experience in International Trade with  a proven track record in your areas of expertise, we want to hear from you.    Send us your CV using the this format and send it to ExportBritain@gmchamber.co.uk