New international trade qualification will help boost companies trading overseas

A major new nationally accredited trade award, open to West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce members, has been launched by Chamber International.

Announced at the annual Multimodal Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham in June, this latest qualification from Chamber International’s successful ‘Excellence Academy’ is equivalent to an A Level or NVQ level 3.

Chamber International director, Tim Bailey, said: “A raft of new post-Brexit trade regulations, clogged supply chains and high staff turnover have created demand for professional-level training that goes beyond what’s currently available.

The new qualification, accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce, comprises six half-day online sessions, 1:1 coaching and a series of virtual assessments that can be customised to maximise alignment with the candidate’s own work situation and needs.

Each cohort is limited to 10 delegates to allow a more personal, individual learning experience. Candidates do not need any previous expertise.

Tim Bailey adds: “The Award doesn’t follow the traditional academic route. It’s tilted towards those that are doing the job, the practitioners working at the coalface who are sometimes in stand-alone roles facing complex trade issues.
“Candidates value the coaching experience and group working that forms part of the programme and become more efficient, boosting productivity and competitiveness whilst ensuring that businesses are compliant with the latest international trade regulations, all of which are critical to a company’s financial performance at such a challenging time.”

Chamber International is offering a £600 saving per candidate for WYNCC members.

Pictured L to R: International Trade Award assessor, Katie Ivison; International Operations Manager, Nikki Clow and International Trade Award Lead Assessor and Internal Verifier, Kate Taylor.