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.
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