International Trade Qualification (ITOPS) Enabling International Trade

International Trade Operations and Procedures BCC Accredited

Event Information:

Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: £1750.00+VAT

Non-Member Price: £2424.00+VAT

The ITOPS qualification is a practical and relevant qualification designed to prove that candidates have the necessary skills to accurately operate the administration procedures in an international trade administration environment. This four day course is delivered in partnership with East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) and Fidelitas Training.

Delegates will learn how to avoid costly mistakes and improve their international trade procedures. Some previous delegates have saved their employers thousands of pounds. Successful candidates will be awarded the ITOPS Qualification. The course is suitable for anyone employed in an international trade environment - whether that of a manufacturer/supplier or freight forwarder.

Course Dates

  •   5 October 2022
  • 19 October 2022
  •   2 November 2022
  •  21 November 2022

Course Delivery

ITOPS is a recognised International Trade Qualification covering the main elements of Export Administration. The course runs over four separate workshops, followed by an assessment. This course is now BCC accredited and successful candidates will receive the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade.

The award covers the five main elements of export administration:

  • Administration Procedures
  • Export Documentation
  • Customs and Excise and other legal requirements
  • Export Payments
  • Dispatch and Shipping

Delegates attend four formal on-line training workshops - usually once a fortnight/every three weeks. A on-line assessment takes place approximately four month after the tuition ends. The evidence is then Internally Verified by an experienced assessor at the Chamber who decides if the required standards have been met.

Candidates have the opportunity to attend an airport visit at the DHL East Midlands Hub. Although optional, the feedback from this visit has proved that the experience is an invaluable part of the qualification.

The price includes training for four workshops, printed notes, full trainer support during the course of the programme, online registration, on-line assessment and verification.


"After completing the ITOPS course I feel my knowledge and skills for exporting have improved dramatically. It is a brilliant course that provides information on all aspects of exporting. I was able to provide my workplace with important information to improve our processing of shipments. Through this process I gained promotion at work to Admin Supervisor which I would not have been given without the knowledge from ITOPS. It is a really interesting course and I definitely recommend it to other exporters. I feel like if I ever have an unusual enquiry I can contact the Chamber of Commerce and I will have all the help I need"

Anete Muciniece – Le Mark Group


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