The GEPA -EXPORT SCHOOL in Collaboration with the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE),United Kingdom and the International Trade Centre (ITC),Switzerland ,invites suitable candidates for a one year online Diploma in International Trade.

 QUALIFICATION ROAD MAP

The professional qualification in International Trade is designed to help individuals progress as International Trade Professionals.

Participants would be able to learn about the practical  aspects of International Trade and get detailed knowledge of all the principles, procedures and documentation needed for a successful career in International Trade. 

 

MODULES

The Level 4 Diploma in International Trade consists of four modules:

1. The business MODULE
This module has been designed to provide a broad knowledge and understanding of the conditions under which international traders must operate their business and how business is affected by changes in the political, economic, social, and technological environment both nationally and internationally. Students will also be provided with a basic knowledge of the law relating to international trade with a focus on the law of contract, sale of goods and agency law.

Learning Outcomes

By the time you have finished this module you will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the impact of a range of significant economic conditions on international trade
2. Understand the range of Economic measures currently active in a country context.
3. Understand the main features of Law relating to international trade
4. Assess third-party actions from a legal viewpoint

Assessment Criteria

1.1 Identify economic measures of a stature considered to be ‘significant’
1.2 Outline the effect such measures have on a nation’s trade performance

2.1 Discuss the efficacy of some of the current economic measures active in a specific country context.
2.2 Outline the likely effect such measures may have on a specific country’s trading position.

3.1 Identify elements of law which are applied at international, regional and national level
3.2 Acknowledge the importance of contract law in international trade
3.3 Outline the main features of law relating to a special trading topic

4.1 Give advice on a hypothetical legal position
4.2 Recommend a legal course of action

2. FINANCE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE

This module provides students with an understanding of the keys to profitability in their business, and the most appropriate sources of finance to maximize such profits. Students are also required to evaluate and attempt to reduce the various risks that are common to all international trade, including exchange risk and country and buyer credit risk and to choose and operate the most appropriate methods of payment.

Learning Outcomes

By the time you have finished this module you will be able to:

  • 1. Understand the impact of a payment process on the finances of a company trading internationally
  • 2. Understand the range of options currently available to finance international trade
  • 3. Understand the main financial risks attached to trading internationally

 Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1 Identify a range of payment options for an exporter
  • 1.2 Outline the effect such processes have on the company’s trade performance 
  • 2.1 Discuss the suitability of some of the current UK export assistance measures for all exporters
  • 2.2 Outline the likely acceptance of such measures by UK companies 
  • 3.1 Quantify the levels of each risk for a given contract
  • 3.2 Acknowledge the importance of risk assessment
  • 3.3 Outline the main mitigation methods

 

3. INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

This module introduces the basic marketing concept and the principles and practices of international marketing developing an understanding of the part culture plays in the sales process. Students learn to interpret the market environment, carry out appropriate research, analyse information accurately and devise appropriate marketing plans for the international environment.

Learning Outcomes

By the time you have finished this module you will be able to: 

  • 1. Understand the key marketing elements which lead to international trade success
  • 2. Apply current marketing theories to practices in international trade
  • 3. Understand effective international market research and analysis processes 

Assessment Criteria 

  • 1.1 Explain modifications to elements of the marketing mix to cater for international markets
  • 1.2 Discuss the key differences between domestic and international marketing activity 
  • 2.1 Explain the impact of changed marketing tools on the conduct of international trade
  • 2.2 Outline how revisions to the marketing plan impact on overall performance 
  • 3.1 Identify the differences in research practice needed to cater for the international perspective
  • 3.2 Outline any limitations in market research results caused by the international dimension

 

 

     

    4. INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL dISTRIBUTION

    This module addresses the merits of the different modes of transport, including factors relating to the choice of transport, provides an understanding of the different Incoterms, and recommends the appropriate term for a company’s international business. Students will also learn to manage the administration of a company’s international trade, understanding a range of documents and their functions and appreciate the need for correct packing and insurance of goods, as well as having an effective relationship with international service providers.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this course the successful student will be able to

     

    • 1.Understand the regulatory framework behind the shipment of goods in international trade
    • 2.Understand the range of options currently available for the transportation of goods internationally
    • 3.Know the commercial insurance coverage available to international traders

     

     

    Assessment Criteria

     

    • 1.1 Identify a range of documentary options for an exporter
    • 1.2 Outline the customs processes required to export successfully

     

     

     

    • 2.1 Discuss the relative commercial merits of various transport options
    • 2.2 Outline the limitations associated with each mode of transport

     

     

     

    • 3.1 Quantify the risks covered under each insurance option
    • 3.2 Acknowledge the importance of adequate risk assessment
    • 3.3 Outline the insurance claims process

     

    Course fees are payable on modular basis
    Each Module costs USD 495

    A/C NAME: GHANA EXPORT PROMOTION AUTHORITY

    BANK: PRUDENTIAL BANK LIMITED

    BRANCH: RING ROAD CENTRAL

    BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0091901410016

    NB: All applicants must send their filled application forms to victoria.ocloo@gepa.gov.gh  Alternatively you can submit your filled forms to the nearest GEPA office after completing. A fee of GH₵100.00 will be charged upon submission.

    Eligibility & Qualifications
    • Over 3 years practical experience in International Trade, Supply Chain or Logistics
    • First Degree,Or
    • A relevant professional qualification in International Trade, Supply Chain or Logistics equivalent to educational level 4 (i.e Senior Secondary School Certificate).

    BENEFITS OF THE COURSE

    1. Exposure to international markets and the impact on businesses in relation to political, social and environmental factors.
    2. An understanding of the keys to profitability in business and sources of finance to maximize such profits.
    3. An introduction to marketing and selling concepts and the principles and practices of international marketing.
    4. An understanding of the part culture plays in the international sales process.
    5. Understanding the merits of the different modes of transport, including factors relating to the choice of transport.
    6. Understanding the different Incoterms, and recommendations for the appropriate term for a company’s international business.
    7. Practical visitations to companies.
    8. Understanding specific penetration strategies to the AfCFTA.
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