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The Institute of Export & International Trade offers Distance Learning courses for all of its professional qualifications.The Institute’s courses provide students with flexibility to start their studies at any point within the year from any location in the world.

Currently the assessments are set three times a year. All current students will receive an assessment/examinations entry form from our education administrator, it is then up to the student to decide which modules assessment/exams they wish to undertake.

All examination enquiries should be referred to Education / Examination Admin :
+44 (0) 1733 404 400


Course Content

Essentially, the Distance Learning courses are composed of comprehensive notes, which follow the syllabus requirements of the professional qualifications. The material guides students through their chosen course, defining and explaining the concepts and procedures of international trade.

All courses contain self-assessment tests at the end of most units, which enable students to determine how they are progressing. In addition, the Institute provides advice on how to approach subjects and suggests essential reading.



The Institute of Export & International Trade delivers full tuition distance learning courses for each of the professional qualifications.

Students who enrol on the full tuition route have access to a tutor for each of the modules. Students are able to submit assignments for marking and informative feedback, which helps identify where they may need to target further study and revision. Tutors are also available, by phone or e-mail, to answer enquiries related to the syllabus, provide explanations and further reading.

All of the tutors who are contracted to provide tutor support for the Distance Learning courses are selected by the Institute’s Development and Training Working Party. All of our tutors have experience in tutoring students within an educational setting and many have a supporting qualification. In addition, all of our tutors have worked or are working within the International Trade arena.

Students have access to the tutors and therefore proceed through the material using the assignment questions, after marking some specimen answers are also provided to self assess how they are progressing. The study material also contains activities and self-assessment questions for students to determine their strengths and weaknesses.


Studying the course

It is for the student to decide whether to study one module at a time or the whole course simultaneously.


There is no academic year for Distance Learning students so you can start studying at any time, bearing the assessment dates in mind for a target completion turnaround. All you need to do is register for your course and complete a Distance Learning Enrolment form. The Institute will then check that you meet the pre-requisites of the course you wish to study.

If you wish to study through Distance Learning with the Institute of Export please complete the distance learning enrolment form and return it to the Institute of Export, Export House, Minvera Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6FT.

If you are enrolling with an approved provider, the student registration form may be returned for the attention of the Education / Examination Administrator and enrolment would be completed with the approved provider.