eBSI Export Academy - International Trade Courses Online:
eBSI Export Academy is a distance learning institute based in Ireland, specializing in certificate and diploma programs in International Trade, Finance, Logistics, Shipping and eBusiness. Courses are accredited by the Institute of International Trade of Ireland, Institute of Export UK, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Ireland and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. We also work with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and the Institute of Operations Management (IOM) to introduce students to CIPS qualifications and IOM qualifications respectively.
The International Trade Specialist (ITS) Accreditation Program (Diploma Certification):
The International Trade Specialist (ITS) accreditation program is a nine month distance e-learning course leading to a recognised certification for professionals working in the key functional areas of International Trade. The International Trade Specialist Accreditation enables students to achieve practical international trade skills and knowledge leading to an accredited certification from the top performing exporting country in the world. Most full ITS program participants work full-time while completing the program on a part-time basis, as their schedule allows. The International Trade Specialist Program is flexible and personalizable.
You will gain international accreditation and lifetime access to course materials and support forums which mean you will be able to count on our help long after you graduate from our International Trade Courses.
The International Trade Specialist program consists of four key subject area modules, complimented by an intensive Industry Trade Study. International trade professionals may also undertake the modules as individual professional certificate courses certified by eBSI in the following core skills of international trade:
- Trade and Customs Practice
- Export Marketing Operations
- Finance of International Trade
- eBusiness for International Trade
Completion of the ITS Accreditation leads to further certification from the Institute of Export UK and their Advanced Certificate in International Trade. Graduates of our diploma program are equipped with the key knowledge and competence to work in the demanding world of International Trade.
The ITS Program provides these key benefits:
1) ITS participants obtain a thorough foundation in the core areas of International Trade.
2) ITS Graduates may use the designation "ITS" in professional Correspondence.
3) ITS participants can network and interact online with professionals from related sectors and expert
learning guides resulting in a pooling of practical experience through the eCampus online learning
4) ITS distance learning enables participants to study at their own pace and in their own time.
Entry Requirements: Courses are open to candidates currently engaged in or desiring to engage in International Trade. Successful candidates for the ITS Program will have an adequate education level and command of the English language to master advanced coursework and concepts comprising the ITS program.
- Trade and Customs Practice Certificate Course:
International trade involves the professional practitioner operating within a complex environment of rules, laws, customs regulations and practices which are evolving in an ever changing world. This Trade and Customs specialist subject involves the assimilation, understanding and application of the skills of trade and customs as reflected by international standards and practice. Trade and Customs Practice guide the learner on a step by step basis through the essential trade practice activities in international trade. All the steps from agreeing international commercial terms right through packing, shipping, customs and logistics management are examined in detail.
- Export Marketing Operations Certificate Course:
International trade involves the professional practitioner operating within a complex environment of marketing techniques and methodologies which are evolving in an ever changing global marketplace. The Export Market Entry Strategy specialist subject involves the assimilation, understanding and application of the skills of market research, market assessment, market selection, market planning and market entry. This structured learning process leads to the development and implementation of a successful export market entry strategy. Export Market Entry Strategy guides the learner on a step by step basis through the essential export marketing methods and systems. All the steps from initial market research, right through entry and distribution policies are examined in detail. On conclusion of this subject the learner will be capable of developing an implementing an export marketing plan.
- Finance of International Trade Certificate Course:
This course covers all aspects related to financing an export transaction and obtaining payment. Learners will examine how to receive and effect payment for international contracts of sale. The primary focus is on export methods of payment with the information presented also applicable to import trade transactions. The selection of the most suitable method of payment is a key factor of a successful export sale and these are examined in detail from advance payment and documentary collections through to documentary credits. Currency management is also examined and the most common export finance arrangements from factoring and invoice discounting through to forfaiting. Bonds and guarantees and export credit insurance complete the content of this course.
- eBusiness for International Trade Certificate Course:
The globalisation of the world economy and fast growth of eBusiness create new opportunities for international traders, however, they bring in their risks as well. Companies need expertise to be able to face the internationalisation of trade and the challenge of eBusiness, as well as to learn the principles of the new digital economy. This course takes us through the fundamentals of eBusiness and progresses through key areas of eBusiness such as e-marketing, online distribution, e-logistics, brands on the Internet and e-promotion. Significant use of B2B and B2C case studies are examined in detail. From here more strategic aspects of designing and implementing an eBusiness plan and establishing online shops with appropriate online security is examined. Practical skills including web page creation, use of e-mail and chat and effective Internet research are also covered.
- Diploma in Export Operations: Continuation of the ITS Accreditation and adding a more management perspective to international trade operations. Subjects include:
- Export Marketing Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Law of International Trade
- Global Trade Thesis
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Qualifications:
eBSI Export Academy offers the following certificate and diploma courses in the fields of logistics and transport in collaboration with CILT.
- Introductory Certificate in Logistics & Transport - 12 months (fast track available):
The CILT Level 2 Introductory Certificate in Logistics and Transport is an introductory logistics course that equips students with a knowledge of the core principles and processes in logistics and transport. It is aimed at those who are new to the logistics and transport industry and are starting out in a career in warehousing and inventory control, procurement or production planning. The qualification gives students the skills to start out in their logistics career, and to progress on to more advanced CILT logistics courses.
Students can choose from modules in freight transport, passenger transport, warehousing and inventory or procurement. The course is made up of six units, of which you must complete four. There are two compulsory units and two elective units. You can choose whichever elective units are relevant to the particular field that you work in or aspire to be in.
- Certificate in Logistics & Transport - 12 months (fast track available):
The CILT Level 3 Certificate in Logistics and Transport is designed for those already working, or who wish to work, in a supervisory or first line management role in transport and logistics or in warehousing and production. The course covers principles and processes involved in logistics and warehouse management, and is relevant to students from a range of backgrounds, looking for a production planning, logistics, transport or warehousing course. It is ideal for current or aspiring logistics managers wishing to further their career with a formal logistics or warehousing qualification.
The course is made up of two units. You must complete one compulsory Management unit and then one elective, technical unit. You can choose whichever elective unit is relevant to the particular field you work in.
- Professional Diploma in Logistics & Transport - 24 months (fast track available):
The CILT Level 5 Professional Diploma in Logistics & Transport is aimed, typically, at managers with operational responsiblities in specialist functional areas such as Supply-Chain Management, Transport Planning, Transport Operations, Procurement, Warehousing, Production Planning and Inventory Management. This course requires the completion of four units. You must complete one compulsory Management Unit, one Elective Unit (from a choice of three), and then two Optional Units (from a choice of 11). You can choose whichever Elective and Optional units that are relevant to your particular field of work.
- Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Transport: 24 months (fast track available):
The CILT Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport is designed to develop skills for middle managers at operational level wishing to move up to strategic management level, and to develop key skills in the area of leadership. It is aimed at those already working in logistics and transport management roles, or in supply chain management. The CILT Level 6 Advanced Diploma programme consists of 4 single units and a double research unit.
- Online Shipping Courses:
We offer a range of online shipping courses available from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS). ICS is the only internationally recognised professional body in the maritime arena, and represents shipbrokers, ship managers and agents around the world. These exam preparation courses provide you with the necessary information to help you prepare for the ICS exams leading to the following qualifications:
- Background to Shipping - introduction to the shipping industry
- Foundation Diploma in Shipping - to boost your knowledge in a specific area
- Advanced Diploma in Shipping - to boost your knowledge in a specific area
- ICS (Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers) Professional Qualifying Exams (PQE)
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Qualifications:
eBSI Export Academy works with CIPS to introduce students around the world to CIPS qualifications (online certificate and diploma courses in the fields of purchasing and supply).
- Introductory Certificate in Purchasing & Supply - 9 months (fast track available):
CIPS Level 2 Introductory Certificate in Purchasing & Supply gives an overview of the fundamental principles and processes in purchasing and supply. The course is the first in a series of CIPS qualifications and is designed to give students a basic awareness and understanding of the major concepts involved in purchasing. It is ideal for those who aspire to work in or are new to purchasing and supply, or those who have minimal purchasing / procurement responsibility in their current role. After gaining this qualification, students will have the necessary skills to take the first steps towards a career in purchasing/procurement, or progress onto a more advanced CIPS purchasing course.
- Certificate in Purchasing & Supply -12 months (fast track available):
CIPS Level 3 is a procurement course covering the fundamental concepts, enabling students with little or no experience the skills to develop their career in procurement. It is designed for those who are new to a buying or procurement role with minimal experience and no formal purchasing/procurement qualifications.
The course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in purchasing and supply to tackle complex activities, evaluate and analyse information to make informed decisions, respond effectively to issues that arise and be able to select the best solutions from a range of procurement procedures. It also provides students with the necessary knowledge to move on to more advanced CIPS procurement courses.
- Foundation Diploma in Purchasing & Supply - 24 months (fast track available):
The CIPS Level 4 course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in purchasing and supply chain management to develop solutions to unpredictable problems, evaluate and use information to develop effective strategies, show effective judgement skills in planning activity and meeting quality standards. This CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Purchasing and Supply is made up of five compulsory units.
This course is designed for those who have either: two or more years experience, but no formal purchasing qualifications; the CIPS Level 3 Purchasing Certificate and are looking to progress further; or a Level 3 qualification or above, and wish to specialise in purchasing and supply chain management.
- Advanced Diploma in Purchasing & Supply - 24 months (fast track available):
CIPS Level 5 is an advanced purchasing and supply course, designed for those who have a significant level of experience working in a purchasing and supply role. The course enables students to develop skills and competence in purchasing management to effectively analyse information, to develop new ideas and concepts, apply creativity to technical, professional and management functions, accept responsibility for the achievement of outcomes and show effective judgement skills across a wide range of activities.
This CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Purchasing and Supply is made up of five units, 3 of which are compulsory with a further two optional allowing students to select the optional units most relevant to their job role.
- Graduate Diploma in Purchasing & Supply:
The CIPS Level 6 Graduate Diploma course is an advanced purchasing management course designed for those who have 3 or more years' strategic purchasing management experience, or who have gained the CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma and wish to progress further. This qualification allows CIPS members to apply for MCIPS (Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply) status.
The course is made up of five units. The mandatory units cover the setting of strategic direction for your supply chain and then how you may gain or use your influence in ensuring that the organisation moves in this direction effectively. The optional units covered the strategic differences within public and private sector senior roles.
Institute of Operations Management (IOM) Qualifications:
eBSI Export Academy works with IOM to introduce students around the world to IOM qualifications (certificate and diploma courses in the fields of operations management).
- Certificate in Operations Management:
IOM Level 3 : The IOM Level 3 course is aimed at those who are already employed in operations management wishing to gain a formal qualification in the subject or those who are new to the operations management and supply chain management profession. The IOM Certificate in Operations Management is intended to give an introduction to business environment, to the supply chain from supplier to customer, and to the ways in which operations may be continuously enhanced to improve business performance. It provides educational support for industry with this general coverage of Operations Management and its role in supply chain management.
This course is made up of three compulsory units - Demand and Supply Chain Management, Business for Operations Managers, Improvement Techniques for Operations Managers.
- Diploma in Operations Management:
IOM Level 5: The IOM Diploma in Operations Management aims to provide students with detailed and specific coverage of the various elements of supply chain, production and inventory management. It is suitable for all those working in operations management, the supply chain, production and inventory control and related areas.
The course is made up of eight compulsory units and a final project unit. It covers operations resource management, operations management strategy, customer focus, inventory and supply chain management. It aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills of operations management to improve business performance within the global environment. The course also addresses the internal and external factors which influence operational efficiency and examines the wider context of business strategy and competitive advantage.
On completion of the IOM Diploma in Operations Management, students will be eligible for full membership of the Institute of Operations Management.
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