ITSA - International Trade Specialist Accreditation structured learning method.
Participants are delivered one lesson per week for 42 weeks.
Ideal for those who have limited time and want a structured and more supportive approach to their studies.
Our flagship course is an Online Distance Learning program called the International Trade Specialist (ITS) Accreditation program which lasts for 42 weeks. This can also be taken on a fast track basis for those who wish to complete the course sooner.
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.
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.
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 347 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!
Payment Plans Now Available
Pay as you study or over 2 years.
We have now brought online a payment facility which allows us to offer two payment plans designed to make our ITSA Programme as accessible as possible - especially considering the economic impact the COVID pandemic has caused to so many.
You can choose two options:
Pay As You Study
This plan will charge you EUR 175 per month for 10 months which coincides with the duration of the ITSA Programme. At the end you will graduate and be shipped your ITSA Certificate to you anywhere in the world at our expense. There is no additional cost to this plan.
Pay Over 2 Years
If you need less monthly overhead we can offer you payments of EUR 80 over 2 years or 24 payments. The total cost of the course under this payment plan is a little higher at EUR 1920 which is a total cost of finance of just EUR 170 over the 2 years.
We are proud of our student focus and want our payment plans to reflect the flexibility and support we offer our students in general. If you need to delay a payment or two and catch up later, you can do it right from your customer dashboard. We are here to support you and will work with you to ensure our payment plan is not a burden but a great investment in your future.
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 EMGS@ebsi.ie. Decisions on grants are made normally within a 24-48 hours depending on volumes of applications.
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.
- Introduction to Exporting
- Introduction to International Marketing
- Intercultural Management
- 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
- 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