Enrolment for the Class of 2017/18 Foundation Award in International Trade now opens

Article Date: 20 July 2017

Enrolment for the Class of 2017/18 Foundation Award in International Trade now opens


Places are now being accepted for the class of 2017/18 Foundation Award in International Trade. With the release of the dates of the next tranche of its highly acclaimed suite of International trade course modules for the Foundation Award in International Trade, now is the time to upskill your workforce and realise your future growth strategy through this nationally recognised award. The qualification addresses the topics central to supporting any export or import drive. The Foundation Award in International Trade (equivalent to NVQ Level 2) is spread over 12 months and covers between 6-8 key importing and exporting topics including:

Exporting Basics, Importing Basics, Practical Importing, Practical Exporting,

Incoterms 2010, Overseas Payment, Trade Preferences and Agreements,

Dealing with Agents and Distributors

The modules are taught in the Chambers state of the art training rooms at its prestigious Head Offices conveniently located on Clayton Business Park, Accrington on the following dates in 2017/18:- 

  • Dealing with Agents & Distributors, 09.30am-12.30pm 26th Oct, 18th Apr, 15th Nov
  • Exporting Basics, 09.30am-12.30pm, 31st Oct 1st Mar, 25th Sept
  • Importing Basics, 09.30am-12.30pm, 10th Oct, 27th Feb,  20th Sept
  • Incoterms 2010, 09.30am-12.30pm , 25th Oct, 6th Mar,  27th Sept
  • Overseas Payments, 09 .30am-4.30pm, 24th Oct 22nd Mar, 8th Nov
  • Practical Exporting, 09.30am-4.30pm, 19th Oct 20th Mar, 6th Nov
  • Practical Importing, 09.30am-4.30pm , 17th Oct, 15th Mar,  2nd Oct 
  • Trade Preference & Agreements, 09.30am-12.30pm, 18th Oct, 13th Mar, 11th Oct

Here is what previous delegates have said about the Foundation Award in International Trade

‘It’s vital to keep up to date with export and import requirements, because practices in world trade change quickly….that’s why the Foundation Award in International Trade is important to me and my employer – its helped to shape our current shipping procedures, validate my industry experience and commitment to continuous professional development’.  Zoë Hanson, BMP Europe Ltd

‘The Foundation in International Trade has provided myself with a vast amount of knowledge that I use during every working day, and it has allowed me personally to become more independent, efficient and confident with my work’.  Brad-Lewis Mortimer – Weir Minerals Europe Limited

If you would like to discuss content, availability and future progression routes at any time please contact Neal Barfoot  at 01254 356447


About the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. We are a locally based private sector organisation, owned by the Members and accredited by the British Chambers.
We are committed to helping Lancashire have a thriving economy. We are active at local, regional and national levels in the influential decision making bodies, whose programmes and investments, both public and private, determine the environment in which business operates. We help companies across the area with their productivity, by helping reduce costs, providing qualified advice, train and develop staff, increasing sales and improving profits.

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