Certificate in International Trade and Customs
Business and Financial Services
Flexible & Professional
The aim of this programme is to formalise and enrich participants workplace performance and enjoyment through the acquisition of new skills and the development of current knowledge and practices.
The programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:
- To meet a current and growing skills gap in customs and international trade regulation among Irish exporting firms.
- To deliver the programme in a flexible format suitable for those in employment.
- To build expertise in Customs and International Trade in the Midwest Region to deal with the evolving international trade environment.
- To develop an accredited (NFQ Level 7) programme for those working and seeking work in customs and international trade.
What are the entry requirements?
- Applicants must hold an NFQ Level 6 qualification or equivalent
- Applicants must be currently working in the role of facilitating trade exchanges
- Experience of 3+ years working in an international trade environment
ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.
What modules will I study?
- International Trade Theory
- Structure of Tariffs and Tariff controls
- International guidelines on customs valuation rules and rule of origin
- Authorised Economic Operator Status and general principles applying to AEO
Online & 4 Seminar Days (Wednesdays)
The programme will run over 24 weeks and will be run via blended learning. Modules are consumed individually online at the students time, with four one day, mid-week seminars to be conducted over a ten month period.
What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.
Continuous Assessment comprising of a mix of weekly tasks and periodical assignments. Assessment will be a range ‘of learning’ tasks (ie. Q&A, MCQ, short response) and for learning tasks (one-to-one feedback, checklists, group task) and as learning experiences (i.e. work based assignments, extended task). Assessment will be undertaken primarily online with some tasks undertaken on the seminar days.
Certificate in International Trade & Customs, Special Purpose Award (Level 7, 20 Credits)
14th September 2020
For queries relating to the course
For academic queries
€180 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.
Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020