Foundation Award in International Trade - Export Documentation




An introduction course providing candidates with fundamental skills and knowledge to prepare and process the documents required for exporting goods overseas. It is fully supported with user friendly and up-to-date notes (including copies of completed documents) to ensure the skills learned can be used effectively back in the workplace.

During the introduction course candidates will study the principles and current industry practices required to ensure that they can process documents thus ensuring they operate both legally and cost effectively. They will understand the documents required for international shipments and transportation and where to go for further help and advice.

Course Contents:

  • “The Foundations” including a look at information sources, legal requirements, record keeping and software systems.
  • The significance of documentary content - with specific reference to Incoterms® 2020, how to prove origin and the commodity code
  • Exporters commercial documents – quotations, invoiced and packing lists
  • The “origin documents” – including Country of Origin, EUR1s and ATRs
  • Further official export documents – export licenses, pre-shipment inspection, and C88 SAD
  • Dealing with the freight forwarder – including ECSIs, SSNs
  • The proof of export documents – including Bills of lading, AWBs and CMR notes
  • Payment mechanisms and a review of the documents needed to ensure payment
  • Sources of help and advice

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at owner/proprietors of small businesses that manager their own export and customs processes and personnel who administer the functions within larger organisations. This includes staff working in export administration, export sales and freight moving who are required to deal with export documents within their organisation. The course is valuable for both newcomers wanting an introduction and overview, and experienced staff needing a refresher on current requirements. At the end of the course, candidates will have received training to ensure they can confidently deal with export documents within their organisation thus ensuring both legal compliance and cost effectiveness for all of their exports.


The courses are priced individually at:

£190.00 + VAT per person per course (members)

£250.00 + VAT per person per course (non-members)


Note: receive a discount when booking any six of the courses at the same time. The following prices will apply:

£1026.00 + VAT per person (members = 10% discount)

£1425.00 + VAT per person (non-members = 5% discount)

Please Note: You will need to attend and obtain the credit of at least six of the ten courses in order to achieve the Foundation award.

A minimum of four delegates is required to run this course.  Should bookings not reach the minimum number this course may be rescheduled.



09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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