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ITSAFT - International Trade Specialist Accreditation - Fast Track Program

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ITSAFT - International Trade Specialist Accreditation Program Fast Track

Participants are delivered 42 course units immediately, and can work their way through the course in their own time.  This course now includes advanced AI Trade Tutoring Technology!

Ideal for those who have more time or are more experienced and are seeking a rapid revision or intense study to complete the course within 3 months. 

Our flagship course is an Online Distance Learning program called the International Trade Specialist (ITS) Accreditation program which lasts for 42 weeks. This is the FAST-TRACK version for those who wish to complete the course sooner.


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Take a look at the course walk through - see how you will experience the training and its ongoing benefits!

You can start the International Trade Specialist (ITS) Accreditation program at any time and you will cover the full spectrum of international trade operations from Export Marketing, Trade & Customs Practice (including significant coverage in transport and logistics), Trade Finance and Payments and of course an eBusiness Module.  

International Recognition and Further Studies
Once you have completed the ITS Accreditation, you will automatically be eligible to start your studies with the Institute of Supply Chain Management at NVQ LEVEL 5 Qualifications, thus saving a lot of time and money.

Extended access
A very important factor when you choose our accredited courses is the fact that you would have 2 year’s access to our course materials and support forums.  

Career Support
You will also have permanent access to our Export Career Center eBSI Career Zone with hundreds of positions added every month from around the world. You become a member of an international network of International Trade Professionals which now has a presence in over 70 countries! 

Next Steps in a career in international trade:
The International Trade Specialist Accreditation program has been designed to be a ‘Gateway Program’ which provides access to further studies with the prestigious industry bodies outlined above.  Its both convenient and more cost effective than working your way up through the more basic programs from NVQ level 1-4 offered by these Institutes as the International Trade Specialist takes you straight from zero to NVQ Level 4 over the course of the 42 learning units.

You can download our prospectus
and ITS Syllabus
for your information and assistance.

Global Alumni Network - Global Benefits
Whats more, when you complete your studies you join our global alumni where networking can take place and business done.   

Part of this benefit is 1 year's free membership of the International Business Network WebPortGlobal which has been described as the LinkedIn for Exporters!  

More and more benefits for International Trade Specialist Graduates are on the way with other partners around the world.

Free On-Going Training

You will also have access to exclusive additional courses and free access to eBSI new course releases while they are in their launch phase.  These additional free courses are not only trade related, they cover our full spectrum of training including:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Microsoft Office Training
  • Soft Skills
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Career Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Personal Development

How it works
Upon graduation you will be given lifetime access to this library of online courses which will have a regularly changing variety of topics available to support your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) at no extra charge.

As an example, eBSI has currently 353 CPD courses in its catalog of which 120 are available to our ITS Graduates free of charge!  This number will vary over time but in general we will ensure we have at least 100 CPD courses available to ITSA Graduates at any given time!


Emerging Markets Grants

In an effort to make our training as accessible as possible to both trade professionals in Emerging Markets and those wishing to develop a career in this growing sector, or who may currently be unemployed, we have relaunched our Emerging Markets Grant Scheme which offers up to 50% support towards fees on our native, eBSI Export Academy courses.  If you are unemployed or an emerging markets national, you can submit your CV for consideration for support under the scheme. 

To apply for the Emerging Markets Grant please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you should be given support to  Decisions on grants are made normally within a 24-48 hours depending on volumes of applications.





Program Outline

This program consists of the following Learning Path of Course units and it is suggested that you study the program in this order.  Each course unit has between 2-4 hours of online learning and additional offline reading activities.

Export Marketing

  • Introduction to Exporting
  • Introduction to International Marketing
  • Intercultural Management
  • Segmentation
  • Country Image
  • International Pricing Policy
  • International Product Policy
  • International Distribution Policy
  • International Promotion Policy
  • International Market Research

Trade & Customs Practice

  • Introduction to International Trade
  • Export Packaging
  • International Transport & Logistics
  • Marine Transport
  • International Modes of Transport
  • Export Documentation
  • Customs Procedures
  • Importing into the EU
  • International Contracts
  • Transitioning from Incoterms 2010 to 2020 

Finance of International Trade

  • Methods of Payment in International Trade
  • Documentary Collections
  • Documentary Credits Fundamentals
  • Management of Documentary Credits
  • Bonds & Guarantees
  • Short and Medium Term Finance
  • Factoring Fundamentals
  • Export Credit Agency Finance
  • Structured Commodity Trade Finance
  • Trade Finance Fraud Prevention

Digital Marketing

  • Introduction to e-Business and Internet Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Google Marketing
  • LinkedIn Marketing
  • Twitter Marketing
  • eMail Marketing
  • Media Buying
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Video Marketing
ITSAFT - International Trade Specialist Accreditation - Fast Track Program - eBSI Export Academy
ITSAFT - International Trade Specialist Accreditation - Fast Track Program
ITSAFT - International Trade Specialist Accreditation - Fast Track Program - eBSI Export Academy
ITSAFT - International Trade Specialist Accreditation - Fast Track Program - eBSI Export Academy
ITSAFT - International Trade Specialist Accreditation - Fast Track Program - eBSI Export Academy
ITSAFT - International Trade Specialist Accreditation - Fast Track Program - eBSI Export Academy

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