International Trade Operations and Procedures (ITOPS) Qualification BCC Accredited

512 (Sheffield) Limited are the proud sponsors of the ITOPS Qualification which is delivered by the DNCC.

This course, offered by the Chamber of Commerce aims to improve the skills of staff in key areas of international trade by raising the standards of staff and their understanding. Staff will feel more confident in dealing with all aspects of international trade thereby increase that competitive edge to your business and its performance within the marketplace.

The ITOPS qualification is a practical and relevant qualification designed to prove that candidates have the necessary skills to accurately operate the administration procedures in an international trade administration environment – whether that of a manufacturer/supplier or freight forwarder.
The award covers the five main elements of export administration:

  • Administration Procedures
  • Export Documentation
  • Customs and Excise and other legal Requirements
  • Export Payments
  • Dispatch and Shipping

Delegates attend four formal training workshops – usually once a fortnight/every three weeks. A formal assessment takes place approximately one month after the tuition ends.

The evidence is then internally verified by an experienced assessor at the Chamber, who decides if the required standards have been met.

Candidates have the opportunity to attend an optional ships and airport visit to a container ship and hub tour of operations at DHL and Nottingham East Midlands Airport as well as the opportunity to spend a day in the life of a Freight Forwarder. Although optional, the feedback from these visits has proved that the experience is an invaluable part of the qualification.

The next dates for the course are:-

  • 12 April 2017
  • 27 April 2017
  • 10 May 2017
  • 25 May 2017

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