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IOE’s New Insurance Broker Qualification Gives Exporters a Business Boost

25 October 2013  
Posted by: IOE News
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The Institute of Export (IOE) is pleased to launch a new Certificate in International Trade for Insurance Brokers (CITIB) in consultation with the RWA Group, one of the largest UK compliance and training consultancies in the general insurance market.

Designed specifically for insurance brokers, the certificate has been developed over the last year. The online modular course is a programme of flexible learning that allows up to 25-hours of Continual Professional Development (CPD) over the course of several months, with modular assessments and an end-of-course online exam.

Throughout the course, brokers will build on and expand their knowledge of cross border trading and trade credit insurance requirements to add value to their exporting clients by showcasing the increased knowledge and competence to deal with the process, risks and key issues involved in international trade.

Tom Wood, Operations Director at RWA Group said: “We felt that there was a need for a qualification that would focus on cross border trade and trade credit insurance and we’re pleased to announce the launch of this new certificate after a year of research and development in conjunction with the Institute of Export. We are confident that this course of study will empower brokers to offer high quality advice to their customers and improve their own business turnover.”

The fully accredited, nationally recognised level-3 qualification will enable brokers to use the letters CITIB as part of their promotion to clients and leave them inspired and equipped with tangible skills to maximise the impact and profitability of their business as well as having the ability to attract new business as part of their own growth plans.

Lesley Batchelor, the Director General of the Institute of Export said: “We are delighted to be able to develop this new certificate with the RWA Group. Working in partnership with professional associations and industry bodies ensures that the IOE offers training programmes tailored to the needs of professional advisers across a range of sectors to ensure that they are equipped with the right skills and knowledge to help businesses export more efficiently.”

Kate Foreman, Training Director at RWA Group added: “If you are a business involved with overseas trade then you want to be reassured that your insurance broker fully understands the risks involved and can give you the right advice, if your broker has successfully obtained this new qualification then you can be sure that they will better understand those risks.”

As part of the course, learners will automatically become student members of the Institute of Export, giving them access to our wide range of learning resources, CPD materials and up-to-date expert knowledge of cross-border trade, and on completion, they will be added to a referral database of qualified advisors.

The Certificate enrolment fee is £400, including a year of IOE student membership. For more information about the Certificate, contact education@export.org.uk.