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International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship
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The processing of international trade documentation is vital to the UK economy and the demand for international trade skills is forecast to rise. Freight Forwarders implement these key processes. They deal with complex customs legislation and need staff to have competence in compliance with customs controls and procedures

Freight Forwarder


Set at Level 3 (A Level) with a minimum duration of 18 months, this apprenticeship will provide students with core knowledge and skills including;

  • International Freight Movement
  • Customs Procedures
  • Business Finance and Freight Costing
  • Customer Service

At the beginning of the programme, apprentices will also be given one of three pathways to reflect the focus of their employer’s operations. These are:

  • air freight
  • ocean freight
  • road freight

Whichever pathway apprentices take, specific knowledge and skills will be acquired in addition to the three mandatory modules.


Entry Requirements:

Any entry requirements are a matter for individual employers.



Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment.  For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.


To find out more on Apprenticeships in International Trade please telephone the Institute on 01733 404400 or email