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Export Training

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training has designed a dedicated suite of courses aimed at businesses who trade internationally or who are involved with freight forwarding. Ranging from one day, short seminars to longer, nationally accredited programmes, our offer has been created to support the development of your workforce as well as attract fresh, new talent into the business through Apprenticeships.

International Trade Seminars

Developing overseas business is becoming an essential aspect for many companies. Serious consideration needs to be made to establish a strategy that will enable the staff involved to develop the specialist knowledge to perform effectively. Being one of only a small number of providers of International Trade training, our comprehensive suite of courses will give you the confidence and expertise abroad. Seminars run over one day at regular intervals. Prices are highly competitive at £260 for Chamber members and £295 for non-members (plus VAT).


Export for Beginners - NEW 

16th January & 5th June 2019 

This course is suitable for beginners who are new to their role or exporters that have not had any formal training. It will also provide those businesses only shipping to the EU and opportunity to understand basic export processes and how to create a commercial invoice.


Understanding Export & Export Documentation 

24th January & 3rd July 2019 

Providing an overview and understanding of the end to end export process, from enquiry to dispatch reviewing the documentation requirements throughout this process. Attendees will either be already working in an export administration role and need a refresher or those new to exporting and need a basic understanding of how to successfully export internationally. 


Incoterms 2010- NEW - Half Day (AM)

12th February & 7th August 2019

Providing an overview and understanding of the current incoterms, how risks and responsibilities are apportioned between the buyer and seller, to also include who pays what costs during the journey. Aimed at individuals working in an import or export administration environment as well as those in sales and purchasing that need a detailed understanding of Incoterms 2010 as specified by the ICC.


International Documentation & Customs Procedures 

7th March & 5th September 2019 

Specifically designed for those entering the world of international trade or those wanting a refresher on current international trade requirements. It will review the end to end export process and associated documentation, including VAT and intrastats, the use of CHIEF including CPC codes and customs compliance, plus the role of HMRC. 


Letters of Credit/ Methods of Payment 

3rd April & 2nd October 2019 

This course will provide information relating to the payment risk ladder, the importance of payment methods and letters of credit to ensure payments are received. On completion, delegates will recognise issues that can prevent payment or lead to delays when selling goods under Letter of Credit. 


Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) & Customs Compliance 

30th April & 19th October 2019 

Post Brexit it is expected that AEO certification is likely to be even miore desirable as a tool to keep cargo moving. As an internationally recognised quality mark many larger organisations are insisting on this as an integral part of any trading partner relationship.


Import Procedures & Inward Processing (IP) 

15th May & 14th November 2019

Aimed at individuals with responsibility for importing, this course is designed to provide comprehensive understanding of the administrative, legals and logistical requirements associated with handling imported goods. Delegates will develop knowledge of current import requirements and learn how to ensure goods are delivered cost effectively and on time. 

Apprenticeships in International Trade and Logistics Operations

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training has developed an exciting opportunity to support businesses to grow their export potential. Our International Trade Apprenticeships can support new and existing staff and is an ideal way to build capacity and develop skilled individuals, with practical expertise around international markets and trade.

As Apprenticeships are work-based, most of the training is 'on the job' – at your premises with some elements delivered off the job by agreement.

Apprenticeship Content

It allows individuals to learn and develop the skills required for employment and career progression in the international trade and logistics sector. Individuals will focus on understanding different modes of transport, customs documentation as well as developing an appreciation of wider skills and knowledge associated with trading internationally. Content includes:

  • Understanding the export journey
  • Market selection and research
  • Routes to market
  • Transporting goods
  • Managing clients and expectations
  • Understanding documentation
  • Pricing and payments
  • Selling internationally
  • Customs and cultures
  • Identifying new opportunities

This Apprenticeship is for those who are in administrative roles within the international trade and logistics sector and who are involved in arranging the international transportation of goods. It offers a great way for organisations to attract new, junior talent as well as develop the existing workforce.


There is a good scope for progression following an Apprenticeship. Opportunities are available to move onto Higher Education as part of your organisation's workforce development programme and succession planning strategy.

We will...

  • Help you decide which Apprenticeship is right for you
  • Explain the way that Apprenticeships might work and if funding is available
  • Assist with the recruitment of an Apprentice or support existing staff into Apprenticeships
  • Design learning to suit the needs of the individual and the business
  • Deliver high quality training and assessment on and off the job
  • Provide dedicated points of contact, including an Account Manager to ensure you get the most out of Apprenticeships for your business
  • Review progress at regular intervals and ensure that national quality standards are met

To find out more about C&W Chamber Training or view a full list of training courses provided visit their website:

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And remember, Chamber Members are entitled to discounted rates!  

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