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Certificate in International Trade and Logistics Operations
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An essential qualification for those who work or who are considering working in the field of International Trade in a logistics setting.

The qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills to be able to, confidently, undertake the administrative role for arranging transportation of goods, working to meet the specifications of each customer, and ensure that all the required documentation is completed accurately.

The qualification forms part of an Intermediate Apprenticeship although it can also be delivered as a stand-alone qualification.

The Level 2 Certificate in International Trade and Logistics Operations is a work based qualification, and as such the majority of the work required will be carried out in your workplace. Including observations, by our assessors, witness testimonies and reports.

The qualification comprises four mandatory units and a choice of one unit from groups one, two and three; plus an additional two units to be taken from groups one, two and/or three as set out below. The minimum credit value that must be taken to achieve the qualification is 21 and the maximum credit value is 23.

 

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements although good GCSE grades in English and Maths are an advantage.

Mandatory Units Units

You must be able to identify health, safety and security requirements and be able to adopt safe working practices. This involves identifying and complying within organization practices, policies and procedures, understanding and complying with national and industry-related legislation in a variety of contexts and using systems to record health and safety incidents.

Involves liaising with various parties to obtain information and instructions about the goods and their movement, so that they can be transported correctly, documentation can be produced properly and legal requirements can be satisfied. You will need to prove that you obtain the information that is needed to transport goods to meet legal requirements and organizational procedures and that you are able to solve problems that arise.

You will demonstrate that you are able to identify the different types of transport modes and vehicles that are suitable for the goods being transported, selecting the most appropriate routes. You will need to prove that you are able to select and correctly interpret the information you receive, identifying any changes and acting in line with your company’s and legal requirements.

You must be able to identify and contribute to effective working relationships, taking into account organisational systems and procedures for working safely, identifying methods to improve work performance, identifying colleagues who need support and supporting them effectively and solving problems within your limits of authority and in line with company procedures.

Optional Units

Arrange the transportation of goods by road (2 credits)

To achieve this unit, you must demonstrate that you obtain instructions on the goods and their transportation needs and that you provide service providers with accurate, clear and concise instructions and documentation to allow the goods to be moved. You will also need to demonstrate that you are able to identify and solve problems and comply with legislation and your company’s requirements.

Arrange the transportation of goods by air (2 credits)

This unit involves reviewing relevant air transport instructions, providing information and clear instructions (including special instructions) to service providers, providing instructions on the labelling and marking of the goods, identifying and dealing with problems and compiling with legislation and your company’s procedures.

Arrange the transportation of goods by rail (2 credits)

This unit involves reviewing relevant air transport instructions, providing information and clear instructions (including special instructions) to service providers, providing instructions on the labelling and marking of the goods, identifying and dealing with problems and compiling with legislation and your company’s procedures.

Arrange the transportation of goods by sea or waterway (2 credits)

This unit involves reviewing relevant sea and waterborne transport instructions, providing information and clear instructions (including special instructions) to service providers, providing instructions on the labelling and marking of the goods, identifying and dealing with problems and complying with legislation and your company’s procedures.

Process customs documentation for goods (2 credits)

You will need to prove that you are able to obtain the relevant details on the goods being transported and identify the relevant customs procedures and documentation – which must be correctly completed - so that the goods are correctly declared and cleared by Customs. You will also identify unforeseen events or documentation problems and take action to deal with them. You must also demonstrate that you comply with legislation and your company’s procedures.

Process transport documentation for goods (2 credits)

This unit focuses on the correct completion of documentation. You will need to demonstrate that you select and correctly complete the manual or electronic documentation necessary to transport the goods, which includes providing a clear and concise description of the goods, using the correct Incoterms or trade terms. You will identify problems with documentation and take appropriate action to correct it. You will also demonstrate that you follow your company’s procedures for checking, creating and forwarding documentation.

Process financial documentation for goods (2 credits)

You will obtain all relevant details of the goods being transported and check any details that are unclear or appear to be contradictory. You will demonstrate that you select the correct financial documentation for the goods and payment methods and that you ensure it is correctly and concisely completed and passed to the appropriate people and organizations. You must also demonstrate that you incorporate trade terms correctly and comply with legislation, regulations and organisational procedures.

Select service providers for transporting goods (3 credits)

You will need to demonstrate that you review all relevant transport instructions, select service providers who meet your employer’s requirements and you consider quality, price and performance when selecting them. You must also use your company’s systems to record information, follow procedures and comply with legislation, regulations and industry standards.

Arrange the transportation of goods using multiple transport modes (3 credits)

To achieve this unit you must prove that you review relevant transport instructions and details of the goods being transported. You must assess the advantages and disadvantages of different transportation methods and select them appropriately for the goods. You must also demonstrate that you provide suitable, sufficient and accurate information to service providers, taking into account any special requirements or instructions (including packing and marking of the goods). You will also successfully demonstrate that you are able to solve transportation problems in line with your company’s procedures and relevant legislation.

Organise the preparation of documentation for the transportation of goods (3 credits)

You will need to provide evidence that you obtain all relevant details and transportation instructions for the goods. You must demonstrate that you consider transportation routes, and take into account international borders. You will also show that you send the appropriate documentation to the relevant parties within the necessary timescales and identify any problems and deal with them in line with your organisation’s procedures and legislation.

Study commitment

As a guide you should expect to study for around 54 hours for each of the four modules. The course has to be completed within 4 years, but the usual period of study is 15 months. These are recommended hours only, as the completion time will vary from student to student.

Assessment

You will be provided with a series of action plans. These will detail what you have to do to meet your prioritised training needs, as well as detailing what evidence you will have to gather to achieve the qualification. The evidence that you gather will need to be submitted to your tutor, by the agreed dates. Your tutor will mark your work and advise you of any corrections that you will need to make to meet the required standards.

 

 

All study is delivered through Supported Distance Learning. The qualification is delivered through our approved centre:

St Helens Chamber Business School

Email: workforce@sthelenschamber.com

Telephone: 01744 742333

 

If you are interested in enrolling on this course please contact our approved centre, as above.

 

To discuss our qualifications:
Call +44 (0)1733 404400
Email qualifications@export.org.uk

 

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