International Trade Training

International Trade Operations and Procedures BCC Accredited

Importing & Exporting, Accredited Training

09/01/2025 9:00 am

09/01/2025 12:30 pm


Chamber Members: £2050

Non-members: £2755

*All our business prices are excluding VAT at 20%

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For further information on this event, please contact: International Trade Training on 03333200333 or email


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.

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.

This eight half day course is delivered in partnership with East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) and Fidelitas Training.


Course dates and timings – 9.00am-12.30pm -AM sessions all on a Thursday.
Wk 1- January 9th
Wk – 2 January 16th
Wk 3 – January 23rd
Wk 4 – January 30th
Wk 5 – February 6th
Wk 6 – February 13th
Wk 7 – February 20th
Wk 8 – February 27th

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

Delegates attend eight formal on-line training workshops – An on-line assessment takes place approximately two months 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.

What outcomes can you expect from joining us

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

Fidelitas Training

In 2023 Steve will be entering his 50th Year working in international trade and has been a trainer and consultant since the 1990’s.
He designs, develops, and delivers international trade programmes across the UK and Europe. His training encompasses all areas of the industry and ranges from beginner’s programmes through to degree level.
Programmes are delivered as general programmes or specific, bespoke, in-house programmes and Steve has worked with many of the industry’s most respected manufacturers and freight movers – receiving the highest feedback for the programmes he delivers.
He has developed, the ITOPS (International Trade Operations and Procedures) programme – a joint enterprise developed and co-owned with EMC and successfully delivered to over 1300 exporters, importers and freight movers. His course delivery style is very interactive and practical.

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